New IG passes first crucial test for confirmation

Congratulatory messages continue to pour in for the new Inspector General of Police Merlyne Nachulu Yolamu who on Wednesday morning beat all odds to pass her crucial test which will lead to her confirmation for the police top most job.

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Yolamu appeared before the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament where she scored 17 votes out of 18.
This came after the Committee cleared her of allegations linking her to the corruption kingpin Zuneth Sattar.
The Public Appointments Committee of Parliament interviewed following her appointment as IG by President Lazarus Chakwera.
According to inside sources, 17 members of the committee voted ‘YES’ while one member rejected Yolamu.
The Committee has 21 members and according to the source, other three members had gone out to attend to other meetings.
Joyce Chitsulo, Chairperson of Public appointments Committee PAC said a report will be submitted to the whole House for Yolamu’s confirmation process on Friday.
Commenting on allegations that Yolamu is involved in Zuneth Sattar corruption scandal, Chitsulo said the Committee engaged the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on the matter and Yolamu was cleared.

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