REPUBLICAN President Michael SATA says he sends his apologies to Dr. Nicolae Buzaianu a Swiss national who was wrongly connected with the gold scam which went missing at DEC offices. The President says he found Dr. Buzaianu’s demands understandable considering the allegations. “Dr. Buzaianu’s demand for an apology and compensation originally appeared groundless and now acceptable for Zambia,” President Sata says Dr. Buzaianu was at liberty to exhaust all legal avenues available to him since that is the democratic way. “Infact, we need Dr. Buzaianu to come to Zambia and continue his UNESCO support.
In early October 2011, Dr. Buzaianu resigned as Zambia’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris, France. Nicolae Buzaianu felt that his expertise and business acumen would be best served elsewhere. Original allegations of Dr. Buzaianu being on the DEC watch list have been cleared as well as all allegations involving him with the gold scandal.
Nicolae Buzaianu flew into Zambia on a private jet from Geneva to meet former president Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda, his son Mr. James Banda and former State House press aide Mr. Dickson Jere. Dr. Buzaianu expressed his sadness personally to president Banda about his contemplation to resign as UNESCO representative. Banda was saddened by the news.
Mr. Buzaianu has distanced himself but still offers support from what is slowly turning into an increasingly embarrassing ‘Gold-gate’ scandal for Zambia. Dr. Buzaianu expressed that justice will be served and the fine people of Zambia will be soon be brought truth in the matter.