Dora Siliya: Investigator draw blank

MMD spokesperson Dora Siliya yesterday refused to answer questions from the joint team of investigators regarding RP Capital Partners of the Cayman Islands, a company which the PF government linked to former President Rupiah Banda in the sale of ZAMTEL.

It would appear that the aim is to implicate Mr Banda in the ongoing efforts to remove his immunity.

In a media statement Ms Siliya said the continued process of instituting unnecessary investigations and prosecutions are not free of costs and will always result in colossal amounts of tax payers’ funds being channelled to achieve the same at the expense developmental projects that could improve the

standards of citizens.

Siliya, who yesterday appeared before the joint team of

investigators comprising Zambia Police, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Anti-Corruption Commission, exercised her constitutional right and remained silent on the issue relating to the engagement of RP Capital Partners of the Cayman Islands relative to the sale of ZAMTEL and was advised that the investigators would contact her again.

In her statement issued after meeting the investigators, Ms Siliya said “matters relating to the engagement of RP Capital Partners on the sale of ZAMTEL are all in the public domain and were subject of the proceedings of the tribunal constituted by the Honourable Chief Justice whose findings are contained in a report submitted by the Tribunal to the Republican President.”

“I must add that I was absolved of any wrong doing and duly exonerated of allegations of abuse of office even after the matter was subject to the High Court and the Supreme Court of Zambia” she said.