STATEMENT FROM STATE HOUSE: PRESIDENT SATA SUSPENDS PROF. CHIRWA

STATE HOUSE

LUSAKA

THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

Media Statement

For Immediate Release

PRESIDENT SATA SUSPENDS PROF. CHIRWA

LUSAKA, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – His Excellency, Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has suspended Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) chief executive officer Professor Clive Chirwa pending investigations by the Anti-corruption Commission on allegations of corruption levelled against him.

In his letter to Prof. Chirwa dated April 22, 2013, President Sata confirmed that he has suspended the ZRL chief executive officer due to several corruption allegations levelled against him.

“… I am suspending you from duty and you will be on half pay; and as part of other conditions you will have to vacate the lodge and wait in the Zambia Railways Limited accommodation until the matter is completed,” read President Sata’s letter in part.