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Following an administration that was riddled with corruption, misappropriation of funds and the excessive spending of money, it seems that investigative wings are waking up in this new administration.

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has frozen the bank accounts of Valden Findlay, the controversial business man and friend of outgoing President, Edgar Lungu.

Findlay has been implicated in drug trafficking schemes within Africa and within the United States, with some reports even saying that Findlay was on the FBI watch list for drug trafficking.

However, despite appearing in the news often times, it appears that he has not been investigated thoroughly. Nevertheless, news coming out this week indicates that investigations are underway, implicating Findlay. It is alleged that Findlay attempted to transfer k10 million to offshore accounts before the DEC moved in.

Meanwhile, the United Party for National Development (UPND) national spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has said that those who embezzled public funds should expect the law to visit them.

During his acceptance speech, President Hichilema indicated that he will not be vindictive as he begins his term, however, many people have understood this to mean that he will not persecute criminals.

Corruption has long been a point of contention within Zambia. Many people have said that they would like to see those who were involved in corruption paying for their crimes. It is important that criminals know that their behaviour will not be met with leniency but the law will visit them.

The calls for justice are many, and it is our hope that President-elect Hichilema allows the investigative wings to do their job, without any restrictions.

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