Two Chinese nationals arrested for offering K10, 000 bribe to ZRA Officer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Lusaka has arrested two Chinese nationals over a K10, 000 bribe offered to a named Zambia Revenue Authority official.

Ma Ping Ping, 23, and Kan Weiwei, 26, both employees of Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka were arrested and charged each with one count of corrupt practices with a public officer contrary to Section 19 (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Commission Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has confirmed the development to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

Details are that between 30th August and 3rd September 2013, Kan Weiwei , an Assistant Manager at Golden Peacock and Ma Ping Ping, a Clerk at the same hotel, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did corruptly and gave K10,000 cash gratification to a Senior Collector  in charge of Credibility and Controls at Zambia Revenue Authority, Customs Services as  an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the importation of vehicles for Golden Peacock Hotel on duty free under the tourism rebate facility provided for under Statutory Instrument No. 69 of 2012.

Golden Peacock Hotel is a Subsidiary of the SOGECOA Group of Companies.

Mr. Moono said Mr. Kan and Mr. Ma have since been detained and will appear in court soon.