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honey bee directors arrested for allegedly uttering false documents

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THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested three directors of Honey Bee Pharmacy Limited for allegedly uttering of false documents.

ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said the Commission has arrested Abdurrauf Abdurahim Motala, 41 of house number 107 Umodzi Highway in Chipata, Zakir Motala, 42, of ABM Apartments in Lusaka and Imran Runat, 40, house number 429 Obote Road in Lusaka.

Mrs Chibwe said the directors have been arrested on one count of uttering of a false document contrary to section 352 and 347 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

She said their arrest comes in the wake of a contract awarded in August 2019 by the government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health to Honey Bee Pharmacy, for the  supply of 22,500 health kits to health centers countrywide at a contract sum of $17,000,000.00.

Investigations have established that the three directors of HoneyBee Pharmacy Limited, uttered false documents to the Ministry of Health as part of the tender documents for the supply and delivery of health kits. The documents included, undated recommendation letters from South Africa and Malawi and an Audit Financial Statement purportedly prepared by an auditor but which was not the case,” she said.