MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
THE Football Association of Zambia has not received any correspondence from the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) concerning an investigation related to General Secretary Adrian Kashala, FAZ vice president Rix Mweemba has said.
The FAZ executive committee member says recent reports in some media are just personal innuendos as people are trying to find anything they can use to discredit Kashala and bring his name as well as that of the Association into disrepute
And former FAZ executive committee member Elijah Shenko Chileshe has called on the FAZ general secretary to resign so as to allow for smooth investigations into money laundering allegations made against him.
Contrary to media reports that Kashala had been warned and caution by the DEC for money laundering, Mweemba told The Sun that the Association had not received any official correspondence from the commission.
The FAZ vice president said that as far as he was concerned FAZ had not been informed nor received any correspondence regarding to the matter and that they had not been told of any complainant.
“So our stance is that they should stop these malicious innuendos against the general secretary. We know that people are plotting behind, after being disappointed because they had wanted they had wanted him (Kashala) to fight the president (Kamanga) at some point but he refused and has been loyal to the executive,” he said.
When contacted for comment DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongosaid there was no such case before her office.
She said that after learning of it in the media, she checked with the anti- money laundering unit and could not find anything relating to the matter.
But Chileshe maintained that there was no two ways about it but for Kashala to resign as the allegations against him were criminal in nature.
In December last year Chileshe reported Kashala to the Police for money laundering activities involving K30,000.