The opposition MMD in Muchinga Province has demanded for the immediate arrest of Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba over his self-confessed illegal ‘import’ of foreign voters during the 2011 general elections.
MMD Muchinga provincial publicity and information secretary Cephas Bwalya said in a statement to the Daily Nation that confessions by Mr Kabimba called for police action because that was a punishable offence.
He questioned why the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had failed to deregister the PF and ban those involved from participating in local politics.
“Following the recent revelations that Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba smuggled in Kenyans through the Nakonde border, we demand an explanation by the ECZ has failed to ban the PF and individuals from participating in Zambian politics,” he said.
He said now that the PF was in power, there were growing fears that the border town would be further misused for such illicit activities.
“Now that the PF is actually in power, we fear that the border town (Nakonde) may be misused by the regime on the pretext of developing Muchinga Province when its true intentions would be to hijack border activities for ity corrupt activities,” Mr Bwalya said.
There have been growing concerns from various stakeholders on the matter since Mr Kabimba made a confession during a PF meeting in Eastern Province recently.
ECZ chairperson Justice Irene Mambilima last week told a media briefing that the Mr Kabimba should explain the role the smuggled Kenyans played in the 2011 general elections.