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UN chief urges Zambia to fight corruption

2012-02-24 22:23

Lusaka - The UN chief has urged Zambian lawmakers to spare no one in the fight against corruption.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to Zambia's parliament at the start of a visit on Friday, called corruption a cancer that threatens democracy and anti-poverty efforts.

He says, "In this fight there can be no sacred cows, there can be no parallel systems of justice - one for the poor and the weak; another for the powerful and protected."

Zambian President Michael Sata came to power in the southern African nation last year on an anti-corruption campaign.

Ban is scheduled to meet Sata on Saturday.