THERE is need to reorganise some State investigative agencies as they have become a danger to State security because they have been turned into conduits for leaking classified Government documents and information, Lusaka Province Patriotic Front (PF) youth chairman Kennedy Kamba has said.
He said it was shocking that Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Rosewin Wandi’s letter to President Edgar Lungu informing him about investigations against his political advisor Kaizer Zulu over alleged bribery reports could have been leaked to the media.
Mr Kamba has challenged the ACC director to explain how her letter to President Lungu was leaked to a private media house that had since launched a campaign against Mr Zulu over allegations that he had received US$200 000 bribe from a Chinese businessman who has not been named.
He told the Sunday Nation that while investigating Government officials was welcome, the manner in which the ACC was conducting its investigations was unacceptable because it appeared the some senior officials were using the institution to settle scores.
Mr Kamba said it was clear that some officials at the ACC were fighting personal battles against Mr Zulu but warned that it was incorrect for Government institutions to use senior Government officials to undermine President Lungu.
He said it was unfortunate that Mr Zulu had been judged guilty by some media houses calling for his dismissal even before the investigations had been concluded.
Mr Kamba said there was a campaign to malign and undermine the governance system by some media houses which had targeted at selected senior government officials whom they were scandalizing.
He said the youths were deeply concerned that classified Government documents had continued to be leaked to some media houses whose agenda was to fight President Lungu and his Government.
“We are shocked that a letter to President Lungu from the ACC was leaked to some private media house the same day it was delivered to State House. While we welcome these investigations, we do not subscribe to the doctrine that Mr Zulu should be judged in the newspapers as guilty and so President Lungu must get rid of him. Let the ACC director general tell us how her letter got to the newspaper and unless she has a vendetta against Mr Zulu, she will be will be more than happy to know who leaked her letter,” Mr Kamba said.
He said Mr Zulu was now being accused of fighting Ms Wandi and yet the political advisor to the President was still being investigated by the same institution she was heading.