Hong Kong, Oct. 28 – Zambia’s President Michael Sata has said he has no apologies to make to Nicolae Buzaianu over the gold scam.
President Sata said Friday he found Buzaianu’s demands unfortunate.
“Dr Buzaianu’s demand for an apology and compensation is completely groundless and is utterly unacceptable for Zambia,” President Sata said.
He said Buzaianu was at liberty to exhaust all legal avenues available to him.
“Infact, we need Dr Buzaianu to come to Zambia and help with investigations. More details that require his clarifcation are coming out hence the need to have him in person,” he said.
On October 15, 2011, the President Sata revoked the appointment of Buzaianu as Zambia’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris, France.
This was after the President Sata claimed that Buzaianu, an individual who is on the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) watch-list in connection with the gold scam, flew into the country from Geneva, Switzerland aboard a private jet.
Whilst in the country, Buzaianu met former president Rupiah Banda, his son James Banda and ex-State House PR aide Dickson Jere.
Buzaianu, has threatened to sue the Zambian government and the country’s media for US$ 100 million over his alleged involvement in gold sale scandal.