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Title:The intersection between politics and corruption in Zambia
Author:Momba, Jotham C.ISNI
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs
Geographic term:Zambia
About person:Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (1943-)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10220460709545486
Abstract:This paper examines the interconnection between corruption and politics in Zambia, particularly with regard to the two terms of office served by Frederick Chiluba's government since 1991. Corruption seems to have become institutionalized in Zambia after 1991 and almost every aspect of Zambian society has been affected by it. Annual reports by the Anti-Corruption Commission show large numbers of complaints about corruption. In 2004 alone, 383 cases of suspected corruption were reported to the Commission. Political corruption has a number of adverse consequences for the political system: it undermines democracy and adversely affects the legitimacy of the government. The lifting of immunity against Chiluba by his successor, Mwanawasa, has enabled a proper investigation into the affairs of the former president and other politicians. Administrative corruption by political leaders seems to have decreased somewhat since Mwanawasa came into office, but conditions still exist to allow both general and political corruption to continue. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]