Forfeiture process of 48 houses closed – ACC chairperson 

By Staff Reporter

The forfeiture process of the controversial 48 flats in Lusaka’s Chalala area is closed, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has disclosed.

According to a media statement yesterday, ACC board chairperson Judge Anderson Zikonda, the 48 houses were forfeited to the state after due process of the law pursuant to statutory instrument No.58 of 2004.

Zikonda said in as far as the forfeiture process was concerned the matter was closed.

“The criminal Investigation, however are active and still on going and that the commission is happy to collaborate with other investigative wings in this matter,” said Zikonda

Last month ACC told the nation that they had failed to find the owners of the 48 flats would instead just forfeit the properties to the state.

However, the commission has come under a barrage of attacks from stakeholders who questioned their capacities to carry out complicated graft investigations.