The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Lusaka has arrested a 46-year-old assistant accountant at the Chirundu District Education Office (DEO) for allegedly engaging in corrupt practices and abuse of authority.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono disclosed in a statement that Josephat Zimba, on dates unknown but between 1st September, 2017, and 31st December, 2017, in Chirundu District, did abuse his authority of office by facilitating for payment of personal emoluments to two named teachers who were in fact ineligible for the benefits.
“Josephat Zimba, aged 46, of House No 613 Chirundu, an accounts assistant at Nakatete Secondary School, has been charged with one count of abuse of authority of office, contrary to section 21 (1) (b) as read with section 41 of the AC Act No 3 of 2012. Details are that on dates unknown, but between 1st September, 2017, and 31st December, 2017, in Chirundu District, Josephat Zimba, being a public officer namely; an accounts assistant at the Chirundu District Education Office, abused his authority of office in the manner he used his position to obtain advantage of benefit by facilitating for payment of personal emoluments to Daisy Chamukamanda and Monica Nsenduluka when the duo were not eligible in a matter concerning the Chirundu District Education Office under the Ministry of General Education, a public body. He has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon,” stated Moono.