VICTOR KUMWENDA, MWILA NTAMBI
LEGAL firm Iven Mulenga and Company may take legal action following the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)’s reluctance to release its findings on Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga’s alleged abuse of office case.
The lawyers, who are representing complainants ZANAMA Rovers secretary Kelvin Chipili and Damiano Academy owner Damiano Mutale, gave the ACC a seven-day ultimatum to avail them with the findings or face legal action.
However, according to a letter dated August 1, 2017 and addressed to ACC director general, the ultimatum elapsed on Thursday.
“Our instructions are to demand, as we do now, for feedback on the progress of the investigations into this matter considering that none has been rendered to the complainants since the time the complaint was lodged with the commission.
“If we do not hear from yourselves within the next seven days, we will proceed to explore other legal avenues available to the complainants,” read part of the letter.
Lawyer Iven Mulenga said due to the commission’s failure to respond to their demands, they may take legal action during the coming days.
But ACC acting spokesperson Dorothy Mwamba said the commission will issue a statement on the matter next week.
The complainants last year reported Kamanga to the ACC for allegedly instructing the FAZ general secretary not to report Alex Munasha to law enforcement agencies for allegedly forging documents.
Munasha is alleged to have forged documents which indicated that he had served the required four years for him to contest elections as FAZ treasurer when in fact he did not, among others.