Sakeni explains withdrawal of military escorts from GBM


IT is only the Republican President and Vice-President who are entitled to military escort, says chief government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni.

And Sakeni has reiterated that President Michael Sata will not tolerate anyone involved in corrupt practices following the ACC’s launch of preliminary investigations into allegations of abuse of office by defence minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and justice minister Wynter Kabimba.

The state on Friday withdrew military escort from defence minister Mwamba who now has only police security like any other cabinet minister. He has since surrendered his ministerial vehicle following the withdrawal of military escort automobiles from him.

“There is nothing sinister about withdrawing escort vehicles from the defence minister,” said Sakeni yesterday when asked to give the government’s position on the matter.

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