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Foriegn Affairs minister, Kakubo, resigns amid corruption allegations


Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Stanley Kakubo, has resigned from his position with immediate effect, says the Presidency.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Tuesday evening, State House Chief Communications Specialist, Clayson Hamasaka, said President Hakainde Hichilema had since accepted Kakubo’s resignation.

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Hamasaka said the Head of State acknowledged the commendable work and leadership Kakubo rendered to the country as Foriegn Affairs and International Cooperation Minister.

“The President acknowledge the commendable work and leadership Kakubo has rendered to the government of the Republic of Zambia during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since the inception of the New Dawn government,” he stated.

Hamasaka said Hichilema had since implored Kakubo to continue to serve deligently in his capacity as Member of Parliament for Kapiri Mposhi Constituency.

Earlier, the African Parliamentarian Network Against Corruption (APNAC) and several stakeholders called for the dismissal of Kakubo, for alleged involvement in corrupt activities.

A Chinese national, identified as Zang, had released pictures and a video of Kakubo allegedly receiving $100,000 and atleast K500,000 for a mine located in Kasempa.

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