Civil rights activist Brebner Changala says that the public is right to suspect that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is being run and managed by persons outside the institution.
Mr Changala said it was regrettable that the current ACC director general Rosewin Wandi had removed even the remotest integrity that the institution had by allowing persons to conclude cases on behalf of the institution.
Questions have also been raised about the alleged Task force team targeted at Former President Rupiah Banda formed by “outsiders” with scores to settle with him.
He observed that it was close to a month now since a source said that Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba had been cleared of all charges by the institution and yet there was no official communication to the public.
Mr Changala said it was very unfortunate that the institution had decided to take the people of Zambia for granted, a situation he said would make it difficult to reclaim its lost integrity.
He wondered why Ms Wandi has not made an effort to deny or confirm the validity of the clearance reports in the media.
“I reported a case of the abuse of office by the current Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mutembo Nchito to the ACC but Ms Wandi in response told me that they can not investigate the DPP because he is a constitutional office bearer.
“They could not even call him for interviews for him to clarify on some of the abuses that I raised in my report while the two ministers have been let free.
“How was Kabimba cleared when he was not even interviewed? Who is supposed to clear him the ACC or President Michael Sata?
“What type of hypocrisy is this where they even stand tall to ask the former President Rupiah Banda to avail himself for questioning? Can Ms Wandi tell us who is protected constitutionally between the former President and the DPP?” he asked.
Mr Changala said the ACC’s integrity was first erased what Mr Sata first appointed Mr Timothy Kabalata to run an institution that was expected to be vibrate.