British High Commissioner’s remarks on PF corruption unsettles Kabimba

Acting Vice-President Wynter Kabimba was on Sunday unsettled by comments by British High Commissioner James Thornton’s remarks that rated lowly the PF government’s fight against corrupting.

This was during the celebrations to mark International Anti-Corruption Day at the Government Complex in Lusaka.

High Commissioner Thornton made particular reference to Henry Kapoko’s acquittal where one of the accused as since been appointed Zambia’s first secretary to Kenya.

“Unfortunately, this year, there have been some setbacks. Like others, we are disappointed with the acquittal of Mr. Henry Kapoko but, of course, we recognise that the due process must be followed and we note the Anti Corruption Commission’s decision to appeal,” is quoted by the PF-aligned Post Newspaper.

When it was Kabimba’s turn, he immediately made reference albeit indirectly to Thornton’s remarks saying no speech will in future be read during a public event without the approval of Cabinet Office.

Kabimba, who is also being investigated for corruption, was displeased that some of the speakers, in particular Thornton whom he did not mention, was seen scribbling his speech shortly before delivering it.

The justice minister and PF Secretary General is accused of benefiting from oil deals that Zambia recently signed with Trafigura using his newly formed company – Midland Energy.

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83 Responses to "British High Commissioner’s remarks on PF corruption unsettles Kabimba"

  1. AbuBintain  December 12, 2012 at 11:36

    At least the British high commissioner has the moral authority to speak the truth even though ‘Truth sometimes hurts”.

  2. wettrer  December 12, 2012 at 10:45


  3. lusa  December 12, 2012 at 10:43

    Minister of Injustice

  4. ovious  December 12, 2012 at 10:35

    MINISTER OF INJUSTICE is the true position of this man.This man has failed to remember that his boss Sata was in MMD with the third position he is now. Sata never concentrated in creating cases for UNIP in the first year of being in power so that he could finish it. But MMD was busy bringing in privatization for the change for development. Now PF is condemned because of fighting opposition parties instead of fighting poverty.If creating new districts is development, let them continue. we shall prove after 5 years. Privatizing transport is today proven to be a good move because we don’t queue up for Buses now among other things

  5. indiana  December 11, 2012 at 16:01

    Eish!may god the Almighty help us.
    We hav indeed pathetic ppl in office.
    Mugabe nzeru!!!mugabe brains.

  6. Scott B  December 11, 2012 at 12:23

    What do you expect of a justice minister who wants to be distinguished at all times. He’s trying to over emphasize his abilities to please the boss so he can keep his job. Remember he has no constituency if fired he has to go back to Nampundwe. So the man will keep disgusting a lot along the way but he’ll account someday.

  7. CHIPS2016HH  December 11, 2012 at 08:49

    Kabimba is suffering from a prolonged syphilis no wonder the thug is behaving like that.The disease has hammered his brain now,

  8. NEVERMIND  December 11, 2012 at 07:50


  9. Ulemu ni Wabwino  December 11, 2012 at 01:41

    Even freedom of speech is now being curtailed

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