By Wezzie Gausi
Former Lands minister Kezzie Msukwa has been summoned to appear before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today, he confirmed the development Wednesday.
The development comes at a time there were unverified reports that the former Cabinet minister was arrested by ACB operatives on Wednesday.
In an interview, Msukwa said what happened is not an arrest but, rather, a call for him to make a statement.
“It is true that I will be meeting the ACB Thursday [today] to give a statement on matters I cannot give details on because I have not been told [about the issues in focus]. I am ready for the exercise and I will hear more when I get interviewed,” Msukwa said.
ACB spokesperson Egritta Ndala was not available for a comment.
Recently, High Court Judge Redson Kapindu dismissed an application by Msukwa and Ashok Nair, who wanted their arrests by the ACB to be annulled.
Msukwa and Nair were granted leave for judicial review of their arrest as they were protesting how bureau operatives arrested them in December last year, as well as whether ACB could enter into mutual assistance agreements with an international agency without the Attorney General’s involvement.
The two were arrested for alleged corrupt practices with businessman Zuneth Sattar.