Edward Mumbi charged with money laundering, MMD leaders fail deadline for bail conditions

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Former UPND member Edward Mumbi who was picked-up by police yesterday afternoon has been charged under the Money Laundering Act and has been told to account for 8 motor vehicles and four properties he has in Lusaka.

And the MMD leaders have appeared in a Kitwe Magistrate court where they denied the charge of unlawful assembly.

Sources close to Mr. Mumbi have told the Watchdog that the trumped-up charges on Mr. Mumbi arise from his refusal to hold a press briefing to denounce and label UPND as a tribal party.

Mr. Mumbi is still in police custody who has been taken to police headquarters is likely to face trumped-up charges of money laundering.

Mr. Mumbi who is one of the founding members of the ruling PF where he saved as Secretary General is still in police custody awaiting appearance in court.

Meanwhile, MMD president Nevers Mumba and other senior party leaders arrested by PF Police yesterday for visiting chiefs and party officials on the Copperbelt have appeared before Kitwe Magistrate Court charged with unlawful assembly.

The MMD leaders have all denied the charge and have been granted bail of K2 million in own recognizance and two working sureties each who must be based in Kitwe.

They are represented by Irene Kunda, wife to late vice-president George Kunda who is also mother to one of the accused, Muchinga MP, Howard Kunda.

Scores of Kitwe residents offered solidarity to the accused with some PF members heard complaining that Zambia was slowly drifting to the era one party dictatorship.

And some police officers have complained of too much interference and meddling in this operation by officers from the Office of the President (OP) Special Division.

The meddling by the OP has led to the MMD leaders not meeting bail conditions and have since been transferred to Kanfinsa prison where they will be locked-up.

A Kitwe Magistrate Court has set December 24 2012 as date for mention in the matter in which MMD leaders Nevers Mumba has been charged with unlawful assembly.

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88 Responses to Edward Mumbi charged with money laundering, MMD leaders fail deadline for bail conditions

  1. They warned us of two face PF but we ignored all the advise

    Chanda - December 11, 2012

  2. Nevers and HH continue visiting the pipo.visit our traditional rules.speak to everyone.1-the world is watching, 2-it will stimulate the pipo to follow you.Go in this your mightness.The battle is the LORDS

    ftj - December 11, 2012

  3. It will be a very long 4 years for Zambia. I pity our country, its now in a failed

    blago - December 11, 2012

  4. This is sad development in our country!

    Mubanga - December 11, 2012

  5. i was at the court in kitwe, it is sad to see how the police escorted nevers mumba like a thief .
    this country is really going back to a one party .
    am sad for this country

    kkk - December 11, 2012

  6. The PF government is now using what is supposed to be the Law to frivorously charge and intimidate it’s oppostion.The current wave of deportations and locking up of opposition member confirms it all.Those in doubt should reflect on what Andeleki and the police are doing and ask themslves the following questions:

    How many PF thugs have been arrested, charged and prosequited?
    The answer is NO ONE.The other thing is, despite strong and sensible legal advice from LAZ to suspend Kabimba and GBM so that the ACC can carryout it’s investigation without undue influence from these two, Sata has provided them(Kabimba and GBM) with a thick steel wall proctection.

    Only Last week, Sata without quoting the relevant laws deliberately used his poistion as President to misled the nation into believing that the ACC needs permission to investigate Kabimba and GBM.We have to ask ourselves:What went on at the ministry of justice and who gave him such unprofessional advice that has reduced Zambia into a banana republic?

    Utu jiri jiri - December 11, 2012

  7. If i was in PF. I would rather resign than be associated to a such legacy.may God help our president and have mercy on Zambia.

    Mwansa bombwe - December 11, 2012

    • They can’t resign they are tired of bus station jobs.

      Guyana - December 11, 2012

  8. The President Needs to think of what will happen to his Children Once he leaves office.

    Umufyashi - December 11, 2012

  9. I agree. these are wasted sperms that produced these idiots

    Bull - December 11, 2012

  10. This is just nonsensical jungle law! Who does not know the history between Sata and Mumbi over Inutu Suba.I predicted something like this the minute Sata became president. I am just so glad my children have another country they can call home which is not run by loonies.

    Liminabanganga - December 11, 2012

  11. mumba and your team iam praying 4 you i know Jahova saboath has heard us.

    goodman1 - December 11, 2012

  12. Dr. Nevers Mumba,
    This is a chance to pray for those in prison. Don’t worry, we are praying for you. Take this opportunity as a praise point. Don’t worry, your time will come too. Those insulting can’t go far. Their time of gnashing teeth will hit them like a sheering glass in a storm for they shall not know what hit them. They shall be confused and will not know right from left or darkness from light. The Lord God is adjusting and pruning you for a better Zambia.

    Take this time to dig in your soul and cleanse yourself. You will come out pure. Doesn’t water look dirty when cleaning dishes? Yet we like cleaned dishes. Doesn’t fire burn when purifying gold? Yet when it comes out, everyone desires it.

    Consider the prison as a cleanser, a poison if swallowed, a stinking liquid if smelt closely, a scratching agent if exposed to your skin for too long. Yet, when the job is done, purity follows.

    Consider prison as a furnace. A hot furnace fear by everyone, where no one will touch you, where where every impurity melts and falls off leaving only only the pure metal. From there, you will shine as gold. Be strong, and have courage for the Lord your God is with thee.

    May God bless you.

    mubanga Chipoya - December 11, 2012

  13. @Wapazed. The once brazen NGOs went to bed with PF in the run up to the September 2011 elections, and it appears that act condemned them to an ‘until-death-do-us-part’ partnership with PF.

    Fitiball - December 11, 2012

  14. where are the vocal and prudent NGOs please. this can’t continue anymore

    wapazed - December 11, 2012

  15. very sad indeed, but chanda chimba warned us. we shall reap what we saw.

    bashi dr economist - December 11, 2012

  16. Now sata has completely lost touch with the grassroots.its only that he knows that whatever he does,he will have the backing of the kolwestans as i have already seen from my work mate who said” mumba alitumpa mulekeni bamukake”.asked why mumba should be arrested he only said ”katwishi”

    Mr Kiss - December 11, 2012

    • Can you imagine ! Thats how ignorant sum people are. They just follow wherever the wind blows.

      The truth you fear - December 11, 2012

  17. I think I have come to realize that I made a mistake. Chimuzinga enterprise of Zimbabwe is coming to Zambia of (Wavotera papi mukomana)where did you vote?

    Seleni - December 11, 2012

  18. You are hereby charged with the offence of VISITING TRADITIONAL RULERS contrary to section xxx of cap yyy of The Laws of Zambia. Do you plead guilty or not guilty?

    Some-Of-Us - December 11, 2012

  19. Chapwa bane. This kind of leadership is rigging war in Zambia. All my children who are in PF please move out. They will use you and be killed for mahala while the stooges will remain as they run away from the country. This is what Sata said ” I shall make you (Soldiers) wake up because you are sleeping soldiers”

    Seleni - December 11, 2012

  20. fuck u all with comments condeming president sata u r dull bitter chaps who will neva rule dis country

    wat... - December 11, 2012

    • You sound bitter! Lol!

      Muntu - December 11, 2012

    • My friend, follow the issues and debate intelligently and desist from insulting. It is not an issue of ever leading Zambia (by the way the term ruling is pathetic). It is an issue of governance we are debating here.

      M.L. Martin - December 11, 2012

  21. Zambians, Chimba Chanda(III) warned you that this man you want to vote for is a serpent, the devil’s incarnate! You didnt listen.

    doc - December 11, 2012

  22. The PF has no intention to dialogue and uphold the law, logically that translates the citizen acting in a similar manner.

    Vilifier - December 11, 2012


    Tulemona - December 11, 2012

  24. Could Mumbi’s un explained resignation from his party have been due to this foreseen case so that the name of this entity is not brought in disrespute?. If so, then the man is a gentleman, there are few of his type in Africa. Just thinking loudly.

    Leus More - December 11, 2012

  25. How many houses has HE Chilufya Micheal Sata in Lusaka? where did he get the money to own Chileje? Who can investigate him? Please leave the poor boy Mumbi. This problem has not started today but even before Sata was in power. It is BAD. We are all seeing the ill treatment from this government.

    Semuel - December 11, 2012

    • Some of us know how Sata acquired all that Property. Kabimba also knows all the fraudulent means by which Sata got all those properties. Kabimba shall talk one day when him and sata are friends no more.

      Wanzelu - December 11, 2012

  26. My friend your name defines u! Ngombe! U should be at the farm grazing not saying things u completely have no idea about. Get educateed and get ride of that ignorance before it spreads to your children’s children.

    elliot - December 11, 2012

  27. What a party,Winter and his frends condemed RB who was more passionate and fatherly to zambians than thez blue eyed boyz of winters n Gbms caliber, We are yet to experience the wrath of the Cobra and his minions. It was easy to blame others when they were in opposition, now they are commiting worse crimes than MMD and UNIP just 1 year in office. Zambians are not fools come 2016, thez fools will go.

    Zambia1 - December 11, 2012

  28. Ba mambala, this is what you voted for. Taste the results of your votes! Everyone knew and still knows that Sata is a dictator and a very unpredictable person – ask KK. His language and false religious behavior were all there for you to see. I just would like to ask all well meaning PF members to leave the man – or pump some sense into him. As the saying goes, it only takes good people to do nothing for evil to advance. I know there are many good meaning people in the PF.

    Mwanarob - December 11, 2012

  29. Stick to the point.What have you to say on the fact that oposition leaders were arrested for visiting chiefs and holding meetings in the Democratic Republic of Zambia.Don’t divert from the issue at hand. leave UPND alone

    RED SQUARE - December 11, 2012


    Ngombe Under Oath - December 11, 2012

    • You must be an embecile not worth responding to !!

      DISGRUNTLED YOUTH - December 11, 2012

  31. we thought Mumbi was samrt enough by going back to PF..iyeee..sorry ..Zambia is a failed police state..

    CNP-4U - December 11, 2012

  32. MMD president and his MPs have been denied bail and are since been taken to kamfinsa prison, this not good at all. George Kunda was right blessed memories but he fought for justice.
    we need to continue on the path of defending democracy especially when it comes under threat as the case is now.

    immediatley - December 11, 2012

  33. What a country!

    lerato - December 11, 2012

  34. P.F poor finishing

    Don - December 11, 2012

  35. Dear friends, Zambia is bigger than the this poisonous cobra and his blind comrades,let’s not support this nonsens that this old fashioned man is trying to bring to our beloved country, this country doesn’t belong to Pf or its supporters only! by the way not even half of the. Electrorates that voted in 2011 voted for this dictator, let’s raise against these dictatorio traits! We only have one country remember that!

    elliot - December 11, 2012

  36. what a govt we have in zambia.shame on you.

    ZERO IN - December 11, 2012

  37. Upnd. Pliz support mumbi so that he gets fair trial.

    sharp-shooter nationalist - December 11, 2012

  38. I have suppotted Nevers From Day one.This is a classic case of king Saul Vs David.They can lock him up but they cannot kill the dream.

    Zambia Shall be served.

    Where are the other Opposition parties…unit..tomorow it will be you.
    Where is LAZ
    Where is Human rights

    Neverswe will be praying for u.

    Dimple - December 11, 2012

  39. ukwa ben10…

    somili - December 11, 2012


    Ngombe Under Oath - December 11, 2012

  41. You shall reap what you sow.

    Zagwa Zatha - December 11, 2012

  42. I’m watching from the terraces!

    Giga - December 11, 2012

  43. where is RB in this? shouldnt he be mediating between warring factions?
    what has become of Human Rights in Zambia?
    Where are the NGO’s….? are they all pro PF?

    The Don - December 11, 2012

  44. If Mumbi is innocent he shall be set free. Amen

    Akamunofu Kalowa - December 11, 2012

  45. God wil answer one day.hope hope hope the devel will one day be defeated.

    Namusunga - December 11, 2012

  46. “Man of Action” my foot!…creator of Ben10 (Lol).

    Fenwick - December 11, 2012

  47. Finally he some cops are confessing that sata idiotic cops are instrumental in these lame ass charges these guys in the pf have killed this country very dull people fighting with the opposition who nobody cares about but all commodities have gone high and in January things will sky rocket will see if the ll blame SA or opposition and January will be the end of pf because the shit will really hit the fan and all of you punk asses pf better watch out

    Ukwa boys - December 11, 2012

  48. The Police better embark on immediate renovations to increase holding cells in Zambia. With this unprecedented spate of detentions, all of us who hold opposing views will be detained at PF’s pleasure sooner rather than later. We survived under the infamous Super Ken and I have no doubt we will more than outlive the Cobra!!!!!

    Kaliza - December 11, 2012

  49. Sad developments which will further tarnish the country’s human rights record.

    Honest - December 11, 2012

  50. police state…lol

    evil eye - December 11, 2012