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The Drug Enforcement Commission cautions Ngandu Magande

General News The Drug Enforcement Commission cautions Ngandu Magande

The Drug Enforcement Commission(DEC) has recorded a warn and caution statement from former Finance Minister, Ngandu Magande, over the operations of the closed Zambian Airways.

Mr. Magande told ZNBC news that the warn and caution statement was recorded in a free atmosphere in the presence of his lawyer, Remy Mainza.

He said DEC officers asked him what he knew about the defunct airline.

“I appeared at DEC offices today and left around 13:00 hours, if you need any details please get in touch with DEC officials, I was merely speaking on behalf of other people,” he said.

The former minister said he will continue to make himself available because he has nothing to hide.

Mr. Magande also said he does not feel victimised by the DEC’s action.

Recently law enforcement agencies investigating the airline saga recorded warn and caution statements from its Directors – the two Nchito brothers and Post Newspapers Editor, Fred Mmembe.

“I appeared at DEC offices today and left around 13:00 hours, if you need any details please get in touch with DEC officials, I was merely speaking on behalf of other people,” he said.

The probe is looking into among other things the alleged failure by Zambian Airways to remit passenger service charges to the National Airports Corporation.

The Director of Public Prosecutions directed investigative wings probing the operations of the defunct Zambian Airways to extend their investigative sphere to other countries to avoid piecemeal conclusions.

Sources said the investigating team was pursuing the criminal charge of theft by agent against the airline’s directors in contravention of Section 272 and 280 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

The team was also investigating how the Zambian Airways in 2007 secured a US$5.5 million loan through a consortium of financial lending institutions, which consisted of Investrust Bank, Intermarket Banking Corporation and the Development Bank of Zambia.

The investigations are being carried out by the police, the Anti Corruption Commission and the Drug Enforcement Commission.

[ZNBC]

27 COMMENTS

  1. will wait en see ! Plus those presidental intentions, hope the man will not be unnecessarily squeezed to suit RB

  2. RB is trying to intimidate his challengers at the convention.Shame.

    He should just continue enjoying himself,time will catch up with him sooner or later.Plus no bukote,he will wear out faster.I will wait to see that time when he be trotting between courts.Haa haa

  3. Can’t the DEC change their name to reflect the spectrum of their activities sure?Me I almost thought ati maybe Magande nabamwikata ne bange/dobo only to discover that the story is about an airline!

  4. At least we now know that the case will move at lightening speed. At least it will be concluded by 2011 so that Magande does not challenge RB.

  5. Typical African Politicians, when there is a person who can challenge you for presidency, you arrest that person, well, time will tell, my predictions are RB will not beat Sata/HH pact square and fair he has to come up with tricks and here are some of them.But fellow Zambians if MMD gives you RB you are doomed. This man goes on more holidays than he is in the office.MMD shud smell the coffee now and put Magande and chirwa for presidency, otherwise they will be backbenchers after next elections. Sorry I had high hopes for RB but he has disappointed.If he is not enetertaining his whole village in Mfuwe, he is with his in-laws on holiday, at the expense of hard working zambians, Zambia does not need this man after 2011.

  6. PRESIDENT Banda has appointed former Minister of Communications and Transport Dora Siliya as Minister of Education

  7. Let us hope Magande will not be victimised by the law enforcement agencies because of his presidential intetntion as we can clearly see that Bwezani is really getting hard on any potential presidential challengers. He wants to go unopposed.

  8. Iam telling you pipo God’s blessings will now be overshadowed pa Zed coz of the leaders we have allowed to rule Zed.How do you run a country like this sure? You let guity ones walk freely then wakosesha life innocent lives coz they opposed your cadidanture.

  9. Magande’s behavioral conduct is interesting,it all creats volumes of views to be attended to. Anyway law will prevail not the tribunal

  10. Magande pliz we arebehind you, go for that seat. You are intelligent man. Even if they block you HH & Sata will definitely going to pick you.

  11. This “The former minister said he will continue to make himself available because he has nothing to hide. Mr. Magande also said he does not feel victimised by the DEC’s action.” is the spirit.

    Also, do not be deterred to contest the MMD presidency at the forthcoming MMD convention as the MMD constitution allows you to do so. Let not man of action Minister Tetamashimba block you. However, give him space to behave exactly like the Undereducate PF leader MC Sata when he blocked MMD memebrs like late Christon Tembo, HP’s G. Miyanda and now FDD members under Edith Nawakwi.

    Great stuff Mr MP Magande on your presentation reported. Otherwise, please make sure you defect back to the mighty UPND TEAM should you fail at the MMD convention.
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  12. SUPPRESSING DEMOCRACY WILL NOT MAKE ONE LIVE FOREVER. MR RUPIAH BANDA MUST ACCEPT CHALLENGE WITH HONESTY. WHAT HE MUST REALISE IS THAT HE IS JUST AS HUMAN AS US. IF HE WANST HE WOULD NOT HAVE GONE FOR THAT OP ON HIS KNEE, HE COULD HAVE JUST ORDERED THE KNEE TO HEAL. BY HARRASSING MAGANDE HE IS ONLY PLANTING SEEDS OF ACRIMONY. DONT FORGET WE ARE VOTING IN 2011 AND THAT TIME AROUND HE MAY NOT BE SO LUCKY AS TO NARROWLY WIN THE ELECTION. WILL HE BE HAPPY IF THE NEW GVT START TO HARRASS HIM. HE SHOULD NOT BE MISLED BY PEOPLE SUCH AS BEN, RON, DUIKER AND PIPES.

  13. What is amazing is that MMD characters claim that President RB Banda has support from all provinces, but why are they (namely MMD spokesman Teta.) scared of MP Magande’s standing as MMD president candidate at their forthcoming convention.

    Are the MMD trying to cheat themselves by fake popularity of President RB Banda in the MMD while the can not fairly practice Democracy.
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  14. #17 THE MMD IN CB ARE CALLING FOR POSTPONMENT OF THE CONVENTION UNTIL AFTER THE 2011 ELECTIONS. ONE CAN ONLY GUESS THAT THEY ARE NOT SURE IF RB WILL BEAT EITHER MAGANDE OR KATELE. OTHERWISE THERE IS NO OTHER PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION TO THEIR CALL.

  15. This is nosense. What has he done for Gods sake. He was only trying to protect a truely zambian firm. Tizamiona na zambezi fimo fimo. RB crushed zambian airways to create room for his sons air line. This is shameful.

  16. 18 Deja Vu greeting and thanks. IOn your “#17 THE MMD IN CB ARE CALLING FOR POSTPONMENT OF THE CONVENTION UNTIL AFTER THE 2011 ELECTIONS. ONE CAN ONLY GUESS THAT THEY ARE NOT SURE IF RB WILL BEAT EITHER MAGANDE OR KATELE.” Impressive but why are you scared of using my blog name?

    I also so that news about CB Province MMD cadres calling for no Convention between now and the end of 2011. This move is simply to avoid possible embarrassement of President RB Banda at the MMD convention. They want to show that the most cosmopolitan place in the country is united on President Banda’s leading Zambia. Funny how they also started calls of President Banda for MMD and Zambia in 2011 elections from Southern Province to show that N. Magande has not support there.
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  17. The writting is so clear on the wall. This whole thing abt Magande’s warn and caution sucks. The investigators discovered billions in Magande and Maureen’s accounts at one of the banks, no wonder they are now trying to get hold of Magande on money laundering. They had to squeeze the Manager who gave in and told them that they were two hefty accounts belonging to Maureen and Magande. One of them has abt 47 Billion Kwacha suspected to have been transfered during te period of uncertainity. Forget abt Zambian Airwaves

  18. 21 Maestro- Your BLOG name is too long and changes so often that it leaves me breathless. I will try to do my best. You know am blogging during work. MAY GOD SAVE ZAMBIA

  19. 24 Deja Vu greeting and thanks. I will thus use Mwiyi waku-Musanza from now on wards as it carries the same thrust as Maestro only that this one is in Tonga Language following your “21 Maestro- Your BLOG name is too long and changes so often that it leaves me breathless.

    Have a bless day and keep well.
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  20. Who is this Chirwa I keep own hearing? is it the same garimoto chirwa? I haven’t seen what he has done that makes him presidential.

  21. SO YOU GUYS CAN ACTUALLY IDENTIFY “HOSTILE” BLOGGERS/ GOOD WORK AND KEEP ON EXPOSING THEM. THEY DONT SEE THE SUFFERING PEOPLE ARE GOING THRU.

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