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MMD contests seizure of motor vehicles

General News MMD contests seizure of motor vehicles

MMD National Secretary Richard Kachingwe
MMD National Secretary Richard Kachingwe

The opposition MMD has contested the seizure of its 101 motor vehicles. The party has lamented that its vehicles have been indiscriminately targeted by Patriotic Front-PF members and the Zambia Police Service.

This is according to the petition filed in the Lusaka High Court by MMD National Secretary Richard Kachingwe. Mr Kachingwe has alleged that private resources and donations to the party were used to purchase the seized vehicles.

He has accused the Police Service of having objected to release the vehicles. Mr Kachingwe has claimed that police have no legal cause to continue to keep the vehicles in question.

He also contended that he has not been informed of the charges pertaining to the seized vehicles. Meanwhile Mr Kachingwe has alleged that the homes and offices of MMD members and officials have been subjected to illegal search.

[ZNBC]

45 COMMENTS

  1. Welcome to police state, that’s how all dictators start! All searches without warrants and those who cooperate like bob samakai and Austin Sichinga are given jobs and asked to spill beans on things they even participated themselves like buying of luxury Lexus at state house

  2. Thought the police need a warrant to search houses, what has happened?

    And MMD stop crying to loud you are just reaping. This is a lesson to everyone even the PF. KARMA the buddists call it.

  3. I tell the people of Zambia 

    You are so excited now but you will all be slapped on the face soon. “You don’t appreciate your mother till you live with your step mother”
    Just wait and see your step mother (PF) will make you lick the toilets. 

  4. These planks looted even their own MMD coffers! Where did they sudden;y get the money to buy vehicles?

  5. How do you justify a party that was insolvent 12 months ago suddenly has billions of Kwacha’s in its coffers to purchase all those vehicles, bicycles and other campaign materials? The Police and DEC have the right to question Source of funding so as to eliminate possibility of Anti Money Laundering, which is a crime. So Mr. Secretary General of MMD just provide the Police with the proof of source of funding and if found to be above board you will get your assets

  6. Zambian reporting borders speculation most of the time. There is no counter (very simple investigative establishment) report that establishes the fact of illegal searches as to whether these were indeed carried out as such, or whether there were search warrants obtained. Further, a search warrant would then give detail of what is being searched for in a place. Other than that I find most reporting sort of causing public anarchy and wayward, uninformed responses at best. Do something about your journalism guys!!!!!

  7. Zambians let’s be realistic, is it illegal for a Zambian whether MMD or not to own a vehicle or be in possession of campaign materials? If police have cause to search people then let them do so after following right channels, such as charging the culprits with crimes and acquiring search warrants rather than harassing people and grabbing property illegally!
    This witch hunting and rumour mongering must stop, how do you just guess that these things are stolen and we must grab them??
    Its very unfair and remember that MMD is also part of Zambia, if this continues we will head to Tahir Square

  8. Kachingwe we are behind you!
    You should be the new Vice President of the party as you are one of the few clean true blue’s around! Stay level headed and don’t let the “Mad King” destroy Zambia’s democracy

  9. Mr kachingwe the charges pending for MMD is that you guys ( MMD) never paid taxes to ZRA when you brought those vehicles in the country, whilest by then opposition party like PF paid taxes for all campaign materials they brought in the country. so whats up with that?

  10. Surely let us think of the poor out there. If indeed, MMD as the party in govnt at the time of bringing vehicles and other materials in the country did not pay tax and lead by example, the law shuold take its course to its fast conclusion. People are dying in hospitals please we shuold think beyond polictis and llok at the consequenses of not paying taxi. Where will the govt get money to provide services if promote and support evading tax? Let us be realistic! Pay tax including penalties if you know you did not do that. We need the money urgently!!!!!!!!

  11. here we go again with rumours and speculation!
    has it been established that these vehicles were corruptly bought or imported?
    didn’t this matter already go to high court and was thrown out?
    and if it is tax why don’t they charge the duty and give ultimatum of paying as the law is…otherwise impounding and holding onto the vehicles for so long is illegal…the law is clear, zra can give you your vehicle while you have a grace period to pay..MMD already paid the duty, but if ZRA feels there is still some outstanding money why don’t they engage the MMD and if the MMD fails to pay then they go to court or report to police that is how it works!

  12. IF MMD DID NOT PAY ZRA, IT SHOULD BE ZRA TO ENGAGE THE MMD AND NOT POLICE TO SEARCH PEOPLES HOUSES AND OFFICES, THAT IS NOT THE LAW, THAT IS HARASSMENT AND IT IS ILLEGAL!
    WHEN PF TOOK MMD TO COURT THE COURT THREW OUT THE CASE AND EXPLAINED THAT THE ZRA IS AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT AND HAS LAID DOWN PROCDURES TO HANDLE ALL THESE ISSUES WHICH DON’T INCLUDE POLICE POUNCING IMMEDIATELY ON ENEMIES, OR GRABBING PROPERTY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO THE REASON AND MOST ESPECIALLY GRABBING VEHICLES WHICH ARE ALREADY CLEARED
    IF PF HAD EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY THEN ZRA OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ARRESTED

  13. PF here are supporting this, whther you are guilty or not your property should be grabbed without warning and without legal search permission!
    All Zambians know that legally if there is a question of owing any person or institution money, firstly the debtor or offender is given notice to pay (mind it has not been established that ZRA is owed anything neither has ZRA sued MMD), if they don’t pay then the courts are engaged and from there the court decides either to give an ultimatum, permit a search or grabbing and put culprits on trial!
    But fom the look of things, PF has directly ordered Police to go and harass the MMD with no evidence.
    Be warned that all those involved, starting from police to gov’t officials plotting this evil that your day shall surely come.

  14. US Republican presidential Candidates, vows to stoped giving foreign aide to all UN members, including Zambia,citing that taxe money taken from poor americans enriches rich people in Africa. Therefore, America will only spend her money only on her defence force operating in foreign nations as contained in her new foreign policy. so what is our new governement foreign policy over this issue, PF and Sata tell us how you understand american new foreign policy if republicans wins next years elections?

  15. I LIKE THIS MAN. HE HAS REALLY SHOWN BRAVERY WHERE OTHERS ARE BEING COWARDS! THE BUNCH OF MMD LEADERS AND SYMPATHIZERS WHO WERE ALWAYS VOCAL ARE QUIET NOW, FEARING THE “MAD KING” AND AFRAID OF BEING INVESTIGATED FOR THEIR CORRUPTION!
    BUT NOT THIS MAN, HE SEEMS TO BE A BRAVE SOLDIER, TRAINED WELL I MUST SAY. HE HAS THE TRAITS OF A TRUE LEADER, WHILST OTHERS HAVE NOW CHANGED GOAL POSTS AND ARE BUSY DEFECTING OR SINGING PRAISE TO THE “MAD KING”, THIS SOLDIER SEEMS READY FOR BATTLE, GO ALL THE WAY SIR, SHOW THEM WHO YOU ARE, BUT BE CAREFUL…AS YOUR LIFE MAY BE AT RISK

  16. MMD stole or somebody stole and gave stolen resources to MMD. I remember too well that Magande & Mpombo were asked to provide funds if MMD was to hold a convention as the party had no money. So how did MMD suddenly raise huge sums to waste on campaigns (wasted because they lost)? In case it was a donation, the donors must be hurting big time.

  17. A man 4m ka village calld old chambeshi,about 9km kasama east along milima river besides itinti village.wipasha eko afumama!

  18. THERE IS SO MUCH TALK OF MMD HAVING STOLEN? CAN SOMEONE STATE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT WAS STOLEN AND BY WHO.STOP THE WITCH HUNT BUSINESS THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ELECT PEOPLE INTO PUBLIC OFFICE FOR. STOP DRAGING OTHER PEOPLES NAMES INTO THE MAD.

  19. MMD cannot afford to pay rentals? Therefore where did they get the money to buy all these Vehicles? It’s all public funds; therefore Police have the right to seize them all. It is the same with all Bicycles in people’s homes. This useless Leak???? For Government in Power?? Police behave was brought up by MMD, therefore eat your own trash. MMD removed law and order.

  20. HARRASING MMD BY GRABBING THEIR ASSETS EVEN IN THEIR DEFEAT IS WORSE KIND OF WEAKENING THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN ZAMBIA. TIME FOR POLITIKING IS OVER AND PF HAS GOT WHAT IT WANTED THRIUGH THE WILL OF ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. MMD MEMBERS ARE NOT FOREIGNERS AND THEY NEED GOVT PROTECTION. AS THE LAW STANDS TODAY NO POLITICAL IS SUPPOSED TO REVEAL ITS SOURCES OF FUNDING. MMD USED TO BE IN POWER AND THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD RETAIN POWER BUT THAT WAS NOT TH WILL OF GOD AND THEY LOST INCLUDING THOSE WHO FUNDED THEM. LETS FORGET ABOUT MMD AND FORGE AHEAD AS A NATION AND FIX OUR CURRENT CHALLENGES AS ZAMBIANS. TUZAKAPUNZILA LITI?

  21. The police has a right to search and investigate. MMD is not a person but a party which was in power. So, the police is just establishing the fact before it is erased. We have seen people caged in America for murder but acquited later. Let the police do their work Richard. Besides you’re not talking about searching without a warrant as some bloggers are blowing vuvuzelas.

  22. These fooools in MMD are sick to come and say such a comment. The guy Kachingwe i don’t even know his f name has some big balls to talk about the cars these monkeys bought with taxpayers money and today he’s talikng shiiit aboyt it. Lock this hyena for life maybe he can lose some weight and light up his complextion. MMD was a party of d/bags who did not care of anyboby in Zambia .

  23. I didn’t know what PF mean’t when they were saying you will see development in 90 days.

    Now I understand what they meant.
    They meant developments such as:
    Renaming of airports built long time ago.
    Renaming of the Lusaka Central Hospital.
    Setting up of commisions of vindictive enquiries, where PF cadres are made heads of such commisions.
    They meant victimizing and calling any MMD supporterts as cobwebs.
    They meant publicly politicizing deplomatic issues such as Malawi-SATA relations, and SATA-SAVIMBI relations. SATA was behind the support of SAVINBI in Chiluba govt, I wonder how he gains courage to castigate MMD?????
    They mean violating the constitution multiply within 28 days of governance.
    They meant trying to destroy MMD, which they wont.

  24. #31 above, MMD destroyed itself by being arrogant, corrupt etc. Forget about MMD, in our history books forever like UNIP.

  25. VIVA MMD’VIVA BANDA” NEVER MIND THE SICK. THE FORMER GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE REGRETTING BY NOW THAT THEY SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN TAKING SATA TO HAVE HIS HIV MEDICATION ABROAD ON GOVERNMENT EXPENSES. ANY WAY SHORT LIVED

  26. MMD you were told to “train and keep the police as a professional and impartial unit”. You entrenched partisan political police officers in all ranks. NOW you expect the police to be professional??? Wow! Otherwise for the rest, all well meaning citizens must condemn unlawful searches and arbitrary confiscation of property. All ruling parties have had well-wishers or opportunists who give them money. Tax yes should be paid but to ZRA not to the police

  27. SATA WILL END UP LIKE GADAFFI. HE HURTING PEOPLE EACH DAY. AND REMEMBER YOU TOUCH ONE YOU TOUCH ALL HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, FRINDS AND OTHER RELATIVES, NO CHANCE FOR HIM AFTER FIVE YEARS AND THAT IS IF HIS HIV WONT KILL HIM THEN. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE MAN HAS BEEN IN OUT OUT OF HOSPITAL.

  28. FINE I LIKE YOUR COMENTS. BUT WAIT AND SEE. SATA IS ALREADY FINISHED CHAP. HES THE WAST AND URGLY PRESIDENT ZAMBIA WILL EVER HAVE. I PERSONALLY CANT EVEN LOOK IN HIS FACE. UMUTU MUBI PLIZ. GOD WHY, HAVE MERCY ON US AS YOUR CHILDREN TAKE HISM BACK TO ICASA

  29. NEVERS MUMBA HOSTED A VERY POERFUL NITE WITH AMAYENGE LAST NITE IN OTTAWA. WE HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A THING BEFORE. THE GUY KNOWS HOW TO ORGANISE THINGS. HOPE THE COMING HIGH COMMISSIONER WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME. HE HAS IN THE PAST ORGANISED GOOD EVENTS IN CANADA FOR ZAMBIA AND HAS WIDER CONTACTS IN CANADA. US ZAMBIANS BASED IN CANADA AND AS THE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THIS SHOWS WE WILL SURELY MISS HIM. HE BET FAIRWELL TO THE EVENT BUT SEEMS ALL POEPLE WERE NOT HAPPY AND HES COMPOSED. HES NOT SHAKEN AT ALL. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GRANT HIM FAVOR IN DAYS AND YEARS TO COME IN HIS FAMILY TOO. WHEN HE STANDS TO ADRESS CANADIANS WE ARE NOT EMBARASSED AS ZAMBIANS BASED HERE. WE LIKE HIS SPEACHES TOO. BUT GOD WILL BE WITH HIM. LEAERS COME AND LEADERS GO. DR. MUMBA GOD BE WITH YOU. YOU HAVE PUT ZAMBIA

  30. ZAMBIA AMAYENGE IN CANADA. NEVERS MUMBA WELL DONE THAT WAS REALLY GOOD. THE SHOW WAS WELL ATTENDED. THOU AT FORST WE SAW WHITES LIVING BUT THEY CAME BACK WHEN THE DANCES FLAGED THE STAGE WITH THE NALAILA SONG. UUM IT WAS GOOD. I MISSED HOME AND FELT LIKE I WAS IN ZAMBIA AGAIN. YOUR EMBASSY HAS HAD FUNCTIONS BUT THIS WAS THE BEST OF ALL. AND IN TORONTO YOU EXPECT MORE BETTER ATTENDE THAN OTTAWA

  31. NEVERS MUMBA AND ZAMBIA EMBASSY STAFF CANAA YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN SURE. ITS THE SOCOND TIME THAT YOU INVITE BIG TEAM FROM ZAMBIA TO CANADA. AMAYENGE ARE HERE FOR ZAMBIA INDEPENDENCE. ALL IT WAS NICE LAST NITE. LESA APALE.U HAVE BEEN RECALLED BUT YOU HAVE WORKE WEEE.I LIKE YOU COZ YOU HAVE CONNECTIONS. IT WAS WELL ATTENDED AND PEOPLE DANCED. HOPE IT WILL BE THE SAME IN OLINS TONITE AND IN TORONTO.GODBLESS YOU. I HEARD YOU BET FAIRWEL IN YOUR SPEACH. WERE ARE YOU GO YOU ARE STILL NOT TOOOL OKAY.TAKE MY WORDS.YOU HAVE THE FURE AHEAD OF YOU.OF COURSE THE DEVIL WHO ENJOYS PAIN WILL WRITE THINGS ABOUT YOU BUT JUST KEEP PRAYING.I SEE KAUND GO TO ANGOLA, I HOPE HE GOES TO MALAWI TOO

  32. What the Police Service needs to do is to prosecute the wrong doers in the procurement of the MMD vehicles. It is over a month since the first vehicle was confiscated but with no prosecution. The MMD GS has the legal right to litigate in these circumstances. By the way the law does not oblige any political party to disclose the source of its campaing funds.

  33. how on earth does a thief cry-‘thats my property!’…………besides Sata is just living up to what he said.. non of these MMD chaps thot they will lose power so they abused it at will. some of you bloggers leaving outside zambia are just too irresponsible.. most of you benefited from MMD and now you only worried about yourselves. you talk of the rule of law when you don’t need rocket science to know what MMD was doing!

  34. To all MMD supporters, How old were you when MMD took over from Kaunda? Do you remember how they harassed Kaunda and all UNIP members including a certain Rupiah Banda. Kaunda was accused of stealing books from State House and having stolen millions of dollars from state coffers. Now what are these wankers complaining about? You rip what you sow, wankers!!!!

  35. WHEN PF WAS OPPOSITION THEY WERE AGAINST MOVING IN A CAR WORTH K10 BILLION WHEN PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING, BUT WE HAVE SPOTTED THE FIRST LADY ENJOYING HERSELF!
    FDI FOR ECONOMY WAS CONDEMNED, FSIP FOR AGRICULTURE WAS DESPISED, PPP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WAS TO BE REVERSED, ZDA FOR INVESTORS WAS TO BE CLOSED, CEEC FOR YOUTHS WAS ILLEGAL…BUT TODAY ALL THESE THINGS STILL EXIST AND THEY ARE BEING USED AND DEFENDED!
    IS THIS CHANGE REALLY?
    EVEN GADHAFI VOWED TO LIVE IN A TENT AND PROMISED HIS PARENTS WOULD NOT HAVE HOUSES TILL EVERY LIBYAN HAD ONE (AND FOR THE RECORD GADHAFIS PARENTS DIED WITHOUT HOUSES)…IF SUCH A DICTATOR WHO MADE SURE HIS PEOPLE HAD THE BEST EASIEST AND MOST FREE LIVES IN AFRICA COULD BE REMOVED….I ENCOURAGE SATA TO OPEN HIS OLD EYES AND WATCH OUT FOR TAHIR SQUARE IN LUSAKA

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