ACC forced to claim Kabimba and GBM were cleared of corruption

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has discontuined corruption allegations against Zambian dictator president Michael Sata’s ministers on his orders.

ACC spokesperson Timothy Moono this morning claimed the allegations against Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and his Defence counterpart Geoffrey Mwamba were not substantiated and investigations have since been dropped and the case has been closed.

Under pressure from president Michael Sata who could not say when the two ministers were interviewed claimed both appeared at the ACC offices for questioning and nothing tangible was recorded.

Fred Mmembe’s Post newspaper last year claimed ACC had found Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba wanting in a case of soliciting for a contract from Zesco for supply of electricity poles.

Kabimba’s is alleged to have received a bribe in oil contract deal on behalf of president Sata from Traffigura oil company.

When he was called for interviews, Kabimba went with cadres and demanded that he be interviewed in public since the matter was in public interest.

Later, dictator Sata ordered ACC never to interview his ministers without getting authority from him.

It is therefore not clear when Sata allowed his ministers to be interviewed, but ACC Moono told Journalists this morning that the investigations against the two cabinet ministers have since been closed.

“I would like to inform the nation that the investigations against the two cabinet Ministers were discontinued because the allegations were not substantiated,” Mr. Moono said.

Moono also claimed that ACC interviewed several witnesses and no evidence of corruption was found.

ACC also denied that the directive from President Sata that the ACC should seek clearance from State House before it commences any investigations against all Ministers and senior PF officials affected their investigations.

During the Muvi TV interview, Kabimba himself admitted that he was offered a bribe from an oil firm called Dalbit but he refused to get it.

There has been public outcry regarding the manner in which corruption allegations involving senior PF officials were being handled with many stakeholders claiming they were very selective.

And Mr. Moono has disclosed that the Commission has scrutinized ultimatum by a concerned citizen Brebner Changala to investigate Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito and found that the request was beyond their mandate.

 

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45 Responses to ACC forced to claim Kabimba and GBM were cleared of corruption

  1. ACC will be realigned and all its staff dismissed ,when another government takes over.The institution has become inept and unprofessional. All this is a sign of a failed state.Most government institutions will also require major overhaul .What a huge task ahead.

    Advocate - April 17, 2013
    07:41

  2. The governance of our nation has been given to the dogs. Very soon Sata will refresh that slogan Kaunda used to pronounce, which states that Kumulu Lesa, panshi(meaning here in Zambia) ni Kaunda. Sata will be saying, kumulu, Lesa, panshi, ni Sata. In english it means; in heaven God is the ruler and on earth Sata is the one in-charge. Infact Michiel has already shown signs of a small god on earth or in Zambia.

    John - April 17, 2013
    07:05

  3. I wonder if the following pronouncements do not amount to corruption or to being unconstituional!! Tis high time that those we entrusted with political authority desist from such pronouncements. And it is also high time the citizenry take such pronouncements with the seriousness they deserve.

    Where are statutory LAZ and the ECZ?? Am really really concerned for motherland being abused to this extent. Given the uninformed nature of our electrorate, statements, such as this, from presiding politicians have a real consequence of distorting governance and constitutionalism. The money being withheld from developing opposition-led constituencies does not belong to the political Party in Government. Thie PIG’s statutory duty is simply to disburse, yet we are being treated with arrogance and sarcasm for what belongs to the public.

    Where are you opoosition parties? I wish I could take away my part of Zambia. We must react angrily and loudly against politicians who, after being given the keys to the safe, blatantly abuse the safe.

    Very disgusted.

    ….. from the Post Newspaper, Tues 16 April 2013 ….
    “These children have no future. Some, if they are lucky, they will finish grade seven, some grade nine. You need a secondary school. You need a hospital. There is need to construct a police station here almost immediately. But it is up to you. If you don’t give me an MP, how can I channel money for development to an opposition MP who will just be jumping up and down,” he said.
    ….

    Patriot Zambian - April 16, 2013
    14:07

  4. And why is this news anyway, sounds too obvious..

    eagle's eye - April 16, 2013
    09:40

  5. They can intimidate people within the ACC, but the law will always remain because Rosewin Wandi cant change it. Even after u leave office, it will visit you.

    You may skip an interrogation but you will never be above the law.

    Vilifier - April 16, 2013
    08:58

  6. Awe ba GBM limbi balasuba, naba swetaaaaa! the dude is looking gud,lol

    simbwindibwi - April 16, 2013
    07:14

  7. Useless ACC!
    Corrupt and selective animal.
    ACC needs to be killed!!!

    Mubanga - April 15, 2013
    22:39

  8. ACC the toothless Bulldog! Rendered moribund by Sata.

    Centre Back Of Democracy - April 15, 2013
    22:06

  9. Uhuru, I support you. I think it is still possible. It can be done!

    Woman of Substance - April 15, 2013
    21:42

  10. is GBM using Diproson or something?. he looks like a jerabo. is that how cheap ministerial positions have become?

    eagle's eye - April 15, 2013
    21:03

  11. If there was ever a government that deserved a military coup in Zambia , it is the PF government. A firing squad wouldn’t go amiss.

    Uhuru - April 15, 2013
    20:52

  12. Kabimba’s son? With which woman?

    Puffy Adder - April 15, 2013
    20:36

  13. IN PRESIDENT MWANAWASA’S TIME IF YOU ARE FOUND WITH A CASE YOU WERE IMMEDIATELY FIRED,BUT IN THE PF GOVERNMENT YOU CAN STILL BE TOLERATED,WINTER AND GBM WERE NOT QUESTIONED AND YET THE ACC CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE NO CASE AGAINST THEM,IF I CAN ASK HOW DID THE ACC PROVE TO SAY THE TWO HAD NO CASE WHEN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING HAD NOT EVEN GONE HALF WAY,ITS SAD HOW RUPIA BANDA HAS BEEN PUNISHED LEAVING THE REAL CHAPS WHO ARE BUSY PLUNDERING
    OUR RESOURCES

    solwezi - April 15, 2013
    19:25

  14. Why do you have to get permission before investigating government officials? Useless ACC

    simbwindibwi - April 15, 2013
    19:07

  15. what foolishness? Are you not the same characters troubling RB, under the guise that no one is above the law? DPP cant be above the law and has absolutely no immunity for you to say its beyond your mandate. its because of such characters that earn ACC a useless investigative wing. what nonsense, clear everyone then. You chew taxpayers money so u shudnt look at pipo’s faces before investigating them. No wonder you get fired when govt changes

    simbwindibwi - April 15, 2013
    19:05

  16. The CEEC reached deadline today for loan aplication in dairy in chilanga. bt a no. of aplicants had there forms rejected at 14hrs while in premises. Pipo complained of delays to attend to them. only 109 forms have bin accepted the whole chilanga district.

    Muzo - April 15, 2013
    18:42

  17. justice is like a seesaw. its about the heavy weight but we shouldn’t fool ourselves that we are fighting corruption, we can as well say we are persecuting some people while we protect those who dine with us

    simbwindibwi - April 15, 2013
    18:25

  18. wait n c, by the time we wil b thru with u Zambia.. our pockets wil b ful. its more mani in our pockets.

    zinjathropas - April 15, 2013
    18:10

  19. When time to perfect the nation comes civility shall be for the dogs. All those whose pride is to wrong us now shall be confined to six feet below. This dear ones shall always be a lesson we must teach!

    Chisa Sikopo. - April 15, 2013
    18:07

  20. Let them be, but let them remember that their days are numbered…we have eyes and ears. We know what is happening.

    faston Mwanza - April 15, 2013
    17:44

  21. THE MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTION IN ZAMBIA IS THE ANTI- CORRUPTION COMMISION. The CROOKS have taken over the reign in Zambia. May the Almighty God save this nation from total ruin. It only takes a fraction of a second of God’s power to redeem this country. God Hear Our Prayer.

    Mambwe - April 15, 2013
    17:40

  22. tuya mudala, if you cant beat them, just join them

    markson - April 15, 2013
    17:24

  23. ACC is rotten under PF.

    Joe Johnson - April 15, 2013
    17:09

  24. REVENGE SHALL BE DONE TO THEM BY WHO-EVER FINISHED THEM. THATS THE MOTO THEY HAVE SET FOR THEMSELVES. LET THEM MAKE MERRY NOW…FOR TOMORROW THEY SHALL BE CRUSHED

    The_Truth_Commission - April 15, 2013
    16:12

    • ….WHO EVER SHALL FINISH THEM WILL PERSECUTE THEM TOO. THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED.

      The_Truth_Commission - April 15, 2013
      16:14

  25. LET THEM BE…FOR NOW. EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY. THEY SHALL BE DRAGGED THROUGH THE DUST SOON WITH THEIR UNDERPANTS ONCE THEY ARE OUT.

    big bwana - April 15, 2013
    16:10

  26. Umulandu taubola bane..

    Fenwick - April 15, 2013
    15:44

  27. Everything in its time, all in its time…

    th3 eye - April 15, 2013
    15:15

  28. Time meanwhile is on our side because it never stops moving. In Nyanja they say and I quote “mulandu su wola.” Sata will not always be there to protect them and they will not always be cabinet ministers. At one time we had the mighty Kaunda and today he is an ordinary cadre who lives on praising Sata for his survival. We also had a great and eloquent Chiluba who spent his retirement attending to answering his ten years in power. Then came Mwanawasa and here we are wih RB being tossed to and fro by the same boys and girls he once presided over. They all had the time to do the right things but they were so powerful to listen.

    Today Sata, Kabimba and GBM may think that they have time on their side but one thing they should never forget is that seconds just keeps on ticking and by the time the remaining 53, 248,000 seconds are done they will be humbly appearing before ACC with their tails folded between their legs without an escort by any cadre.

    We are counting.

    Blackwater - April 15, 2013
    14:49

  29. this is laughable. how were the two idiots cleared when they were not interviewed by the ACC?. What a travesty.

    eagles's eye - April 15, 2013
    14:47

  30. I am suprised that nothing tangible was found after the two were questioned”" because Hon. Kabimba told the nation that he had to refuse the Kr500 000 but he confirmed that He was approached. The question is why didnt he report to the police this intent to commit a crime. Infact a crime was committed by the ones who approached him, thereby Kabimba commiting a crime by failing to report such a serious matter to ACC.

    act - April 15, 2013
    14:31

  31. The minister of injustice!!!

    The Prototype - April 15, 2013
    14:06

  32. Time for Kabimba and GBM will come as they are on borrowed time.

    Skeleton - April 15, 2013
    14:06

    • By that time you will be dead yaaaaaba!!!!

      muntuzi - April 15, 2013
      16:49

  33. Time will tell.

    Southern Watchman - April 15, 2013
    14:02

  34. Temporal freedom for the two ministers.LET THEM B READY TO FACE REALITY SOON

    Mule - April 15, 2013
    14:00

  35. time is coming wen they wil also dance….its not tomoro, next month or may not b next year but time is coming

    wonama maningi - April 15, 2013
    13:44

  36. Really? Even when one of the accused gentlemen clearly stated that he joined politics to enrich his business. This is laughable and a complete nullification of the corruption fight. Without commenting on the subject, one has to wonder what credentials this GBM has to hold the position of Defence Minister. The PF has the most underqualified cabinet of any time and that is why their answer to everything is regulate, regulate, regulate.

    ST. DESPERATIOUS - April 15, 2013
    13:43

  37. Once the PF is out, these cases will be re-opened so that the culprits are investigated with full law, order and justice.
    GBM and Kabimba remember that you don’t own ACC. You’re ruling on borrowed time.
    Their time will come, when they will dance, pelechwee.

    Skeleton - April 15, 2013
    13:40

  38. oooookkkkk…..

    pa menshi fye - April 15, 2013
    13:10

    • if you people really expected anything tangible to come out of this case,then you are really not from zambia.Wake up.Who appoints the Acc commissional???and you expect her to bite the finger that feeds her..again you guys are not from zambia.wako ni wako..

      @fm - April 15, 2013
      13:23

      • I can see that many bloggers haven’t even bothered to comment. They are jusr tired

        Black Coffee - April 15, 2013
        13:38

        • YES WE ARE TIRED COS NOTHING TANGIBLE WILL COME OF IT. ALL INSTITUITIONS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY PF. ONLY THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL SET US FREE BY GIVING US HH, MUMBA IN JESUS NAME

          mwisho - April 15, 2013
          13:47

        • And that is our strategy. To make you tired of our leadership and then we will do things in our own way.

          We will soon and actually very soon close the door to multipartism because we have brought you to a stage where you are tired to do anything.

          We have conqured Zambia and we will be in charge until we celebrate our silver jubilee of being behind the national wheel.

          PF for life!

          Kabimba's son - April 15, 2013
          13:51

          • Kabimba’s son,
            You are a very big idiot.
            What future are you setting for your children?
            Visit other democratic countries and learn from them

            RB1 - April 15, 2013
            14:55