Congo hits back at Zambia over allegations of meddling

Congo hits back at Zambia over allegations of meddling

LUSAKA – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s envoy to Zambia said yesterday that he was “fed up” with allegations from Lusaka that his country was helping opposition parties trying to destabilise its neighbour.

Zambia’s Vice President Nevers Mumba said two weeks ago he had received information that the DRC was being used to channel illicit funds to some opposition parties who were fomenting unrest. The DRC’s ambassador to Zambia, Jean-Marie Kazadi, issued a strongly-worded statement in the capital, saying his country was “fed up of being accused of harbouring enemies of the Zambian government who are funding opposition parties in Zambia.””We are tired and irritated by the accusations being made by high authorities,” Kazadi said.”Unless the truth is established and evidence produced, the DRC government feels it is being wrongly accused,” Kazadi said.The Zambian government recently announced that fugitive ex-intelligence boss Xavier Chungu who fled Zambia after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars of state funds, was hiding in DRC.- Nampa-AFPThe DRC’s ambassador to Zambia, Jean-Marie Kazadi, issued a strongly-worded statement in the capital, saying his country was “fed up of being accused of harbouring enemies of the Zambian government who are funding opposition parties in Zambia.””We are tired and irritated by the accusations being made by high authorities,” Kazadi said.”Unless the truth is established and evidence produced, the DRC government feels it is being wrongly accused,” Kazadi said.The Zambian government recently announced that fugitive ex-intelligence boss Xavier Chungu who fled Zambia after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars of state funds, was hiding in DRC. – Nampa-AFP

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