Sympathisers of Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) in the ongoing battle with Justice minister Wynter Kabimba/Fred M’membe have revealed that Kabimba’s company Midlands Energy Zambia ltd (shown above) was recently paid a huge kick-buck in the oil procurement deal by commodities trader Trafigura.
Sources in the GBM camp have told the Watchdog that Kabimba himself recently travelled to Lebanon to get the bribe money for making sure that Zambia awarded the $500 million contract to Trafigura to supply Zambia with petrol and diesel for one year.
According to sources, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed up the issue and are fully aware of this corrupt transaction but cannot act because it involves a senior government official who is close to the president.
The source has since challenged Kabimba together with his backers at The Post Newspaper to deny these allegations.
Defence Minister Mwamba on Wednesday warned that anyone trying to bring corruption allegations against him should be careful because he has more information on them.
This followed suspicious and rare ‘revelations’ by The Post newspaper, which is an ally of PF government that there was corruption in the PF government, particularly involving GBM.
As can be seen on this document above, some of Kabimba’s partners do not even show their nationalities .
There are four directors to the company, Wynter Kabimba, Sylvestor Mwanza both Zambians with Noor Abdi Ali and Noor Aden Issack whose nationalities are not shown on this copy of the official registration certificate of Midlands Energy Zambia Limited.
This company was also hastily registered on 10th January, 2012, four months after PF came into power.