ZDDM will not let the Task Force go quietly. Earlier this week they repeated earlier charges that the now disbanded Task Force on Corruption was compromised and should be investigated :
Investigate and prosecute disbanded Task Force on corruption officials - ZDDM (Source: ZANIS, 3 Nov 2009)
The Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) says there is need for government to undertake investigations and prosecute those found guilty of abuse of authority in the disbanded Task Force on Corruption.
ZDDM National Coordinator Edwin Sakala says despite the many financial irregularities revealed by the Auditor Generals report, government has still remained mute over the arrests of the perpetuators within the organization.
He alleged that ZDDM was aware that former Task Force Chairman Mark Chona had illegally awarded contracts to foreign firms in the United Kingdom without following the normal tender procedures but has not been arrested.
Mr. Sakala said this in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
He said government must fully investigate all the financial irregularities and allow the law to take its course on those found wanting.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sakala said in the interest of justice, government through the Vice President should allow all the people injured by the Task Force operations through illegal arrests, prosecutions and seizure of their property to be given an opportunity to seek legal redress.