THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sent two of its directors on forced leave.
ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe confirmed the development in an interview, saying ACC director for legal and prosecution Clifford Moonga and director of Investigations Raymond Banda had been asked to take leave.
“That one I can confirm with our documents just like it was stated, yes! They have been asked to go on leave. They have been asked to take leave, of course, it is not something that they applied for, that is a management decision. The names are director for legal and prosecution Clifford Moonga and the director of Investigations Raymond Banda,” she said.
When asked what reasons were given for sending the two on leave, Chibwe said no reason had been given.
“No, the reason has not been given,” said Chibwe.
In a memo, Tuesday, acting ACC Director General Muchula Silumesi announced that Vincent Machila would act as director investigations while Boniface Chiwala would act as director legal and prosecutions.
Silumesi also announced that Census Shapwaya would act as chief investigations officer while Stella Mulenga would act as chief legal and prosecutions to fill the vacancy created by his own elevation.
Meanwhile, Martin Maybe will also act as chief legal and prosecutions officer while Daniel Ngwira and Tyson Mudenda would act as senior legal and prosecution officers.
Sophie Munkombwe will act as SLPO in place of Virgnia Tembo who is on leave while Ferguson Kombe will act as senior investigations officer.
Last month former acting ACC director Rosemary Khuzwayo’s contract was not renewed.