Hong Kong, Nov. 16 – Outgoing Zambian envoy to Canada, Nevers Mumba, has been embroiled in a scam involving financial impropriety at the Zambian mission in Toronto, Canada.
“Dr Mumba has been resisting his recall but we are now informed that he is coming on a private visit for some political engagements in Zambia,” said Zambian President Michael Sata, “We hope that Dr Mumba’s visit is a self-sponsored one because if not, the state shall recover from him any taxpayer’s money that would be spent on this purely private adventure.”
The Zambian leader has since expressed concern over the allegations of financial irregularities at the Zambian High Commission in Canada.
President Sata said information obtained so far suggested serious financial impropriety at the Zambian mission, which was under the supervision of Nevers Mumba.
He said he had learnt that Mumba intends to travel to Zambia on a private visit soon and hoped the visit would provide the law enforcement agencies an opportunity to engage Mumba on the financial matters at the mission.
Mumba is among the diplomats that have been sacked by President Sata.