iVerify Zambia received a message on the WhatsApp Tipline claiming that on 8th February 2022 the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) searched former Patriotic Front (PF) National Chairperson, Mr. Samuel Ng’onga Mukupa’s farm. During the 2021 former Campaign Manager for the former Republican President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
The Fact Checking Process has established as true the claim that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) searched the Patriotic Front (PF) National Chairperson, Mr. Samuel Ng’onga Mukupa’s farm on 8th February 2022.
In an interview with iVerify on 9th February 2022, ACC confirmed that Mr. Mukupa’s farm was searched for evidence, which the commission believed was in the farm premises. In addition, the search warrant that was published on the Zambian Observer website was checked and confirmed that Mr. Mukupa’s farm was searched by ACC.
In the same interview, the commission clarified on the procedures and processes that are followed before and during the searching. This was in response to an accusation on social media that the commission was unprofessional in the manner it was handling corruption cases for members of the former ruling party.