Mutembo Nchito

NEW Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito says he will not use his position to target his perceived enemies as his critics would like to believe.

Mr Nchito said this when he appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee that scrutinised his appointment and that of Solicitor-General Musa Mwenye. This is according to the Committee’s report.

“The nominee (Mr Nchito) stated that the job of a prosecutor is a very challenging one and going into it with an agenda to settle scores will make it more complicated. He explained that if given the job, his guiding principle on every prosecution will be to follow the rule of law regardless of who is involved.

“He reminded the Committee that the office of DPP is made up of many other officers such that whenever necessary, he will recuse himself from prosecuting cases where he will have an interest and allow other prosecutors to handle the cases,” the report reads in part.

Mr Nchito also told the Committee that during the eight years he served as public prosecutor under the defunct Task Force on Corruption, he demonstrated resilience and ability to handle political pressure in discharging his duties.

He said he has been motivated to leave the lucrative private law practice after reflecting on the matter and resolved to make himself available, purely to render a service to the nation.

And Mr Nchito explained to the committee that the problem encountered at the defunct Zambian Airways, where he was chief executive officer, was not peculiar to the airline industry.

He stated that Zambian Airways requested the Rupiah Banda administration to assist the company but the government declined.

Mr Nchito also denied allegations that he siphoned money from the defunct airline, adding that his integrity would be impinged if he owed people money or if, as Zambian Airways director, he siphoned money from the company.

Mr Nchito told the committee that the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) loaned Zambian Airways US$3 million (about K15 billion) and that the airline’s directors did not directly deal with DBZ directors but through a syndicate, Investrust Bank Plc.

He said when Zambian Airways went under, DBZ requested him to guarantee the loan, adding that this amounted to past consideration, which is no consideration in the law of contract.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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34 COMMENTS

  1. Please honour your words but one wonders why a person would choose to leave a more paying job in private practice and join the government. It does not make any economic sense, it raises suspicions that there is a hidden deal between Sata and Mutembo Nchito.

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    • Thats the problem we have in Zambia….your thinking. He wants to serve the people because it is more honourable than working for economic gains everytime u have an opportunity. Most politicians are in politics to get rich, its shocking for you to see a few unselfish people who put a poor common Zambian in their hearts and agree to get less for the job? SHAME ON YOU.

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  2. I dont know why Upnd chaps will always bring in their hatred for Membe. (a Lozi)
    I suspect they dont like his marriage to Mazoka’s daughter (a Tonga)?
    UpDn have a reasonable life and embrce those who are not in your Kraal (not bantustan)!

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  3. Mutembo Ncito and SATA want to resucitate Zambian Airways without Mmembe. Musa Mwenye was a PF cadre from the word go. LAZ is a political ladder.

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  4. Congrats Mutembo. #3 I wonder what u want from Mutemebo. He said he has left is private firm to purely render a service to the nation,why are you still asking why he left?

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  5. Want to increase the chances that I carefully chose a Christmas gift that will not be returned or not be liked by my WIFE, Kindly advice me what kind of a gift can I give her? Muslim advices are also welcome.
    Thanks

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  6. Parli has ratified Inchito’s appoitment.. Suck it up if u dont like him and live with it.. Blame Parli and not Sata..Anyhow, Congrates Inchito for bouncing back to GRZ…

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  7. @14 FRIEND1
    NUMBER 12 is talking about Xmas gift, not bedroom gift. @ 12 try Jewelry, watches or cosmetics

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  8. Membe is full time lozi. People think is Bemba. Ok true we in upnd don’t like him because he is married one of us but he is anti- upnd. How can he side with the northerners?
    Membe should show that he is a proud lozzi and should show love to southerners too as he has a wife from southern. He is infected with bembanised disease.

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  9. Christmas is a time for gifts and there are all types of gifts.
    The best gifts come from hands and hearts, created from love and skill. Iwe @ 14 sex, sex, sex ulebelela ko no luse abakashi bobe think of nice gift that will motivate your wife. Christmas gift shopping for some of you men can be hectic, but make sure you do not leave out one important gift. Your wife will most likely be hoping.

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  10. Sex being a gift…come on…it is like u only have sex three times a yr ..on your wife birth day, xmas and your birthday…i know guys like this ‘type’ of presents..

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  11. I have really resisted to comment on this Tribal trash for some time now.But I must say it has now stated irritating me in that it is all over the websites.The truth is we are a beautiful country with beautiful people.Lets continue with a One Zambia One Nation idea as it is so Uniting.I must say that I’am Bemba From Northern province and have the best of my friends from all over Zambia.My best friends are fropm North Western Province,Western,Southern,Eastern and Northern province.I’m telling you am nothing without the group of friends.They mean the world to me.Therefore I find it strange to read almost every day about people tying to divide us using tribes.

    This is my advice to all of you my brothers and sisters.LET US JUDGE SOMEONE AS AN INDIVIDUAL NOT WITH RESPECT TO TRIBE,COLOUR.

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  12. Number 20 you are 99.999% right! Guys can we use these platforms for reasonable purposes other than insulting and tribal comments!

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  13. 22 Josef. LT has been hijacked by Kaponyas. That’s the problem. In fact a lot of intellectuals left LT in 2008. I did too. Only returned recently to follow up on elections results. You cannot reason with kaponyas and tribalists. There are probably only 5% normal or descent people on LT blogs.

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  14. No 21. Only KK managed to quarantine Tribalism/Nepotism. His appointments had NO political inclination. Clearly analyse the MAJOR appointmets we have seen in the 90 days (Cab Ministers, Defence, Security, PSs, Commissions of Inquries etc) and come up with a percentage of Nothernaz compared to other regions. The west hit are Southerners. This has even extended to our work places in GRZ Ministries! Actions speak louder than mera talking.

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  15. No 21. Only KK managed to quarantine Tribalism/Nepotism. His appointments had NO TRIBAL or REGIONAL inclination. Clearly analyse the MAJOR appointmets we have seen in the 90 days (Cab Ministers, Defence, Security, PSs, Commissions of Inquries etc) and come up with a percentage of Nothernaz compared to other regions. The west hit are Southerners. This has even extended to our work places in GRZ Ministries! Actions speak louder than mera talking.

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  16. 23 Ice Road Trucker.I think may be we can control the situation and I agree with your observations on the unreasonableness of certain colleagues. I am not sure if anyone can get the advice of these people even if it were to contain credible information due to the sacarsm it goes with! May be if three or two of us can blog properly it will help!

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  17. 26 Sanko.That is a good observation but have you ever considered why southners are few? To be frank most of them turn down appointments, the best being Magande for Governor and UPND has clearly stated that they are not going to accept any appointments.Now where do you want the President to get the people to work with?

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  18. Okay hearty congrats Mutembo Nchito, but that Musa Mwense misusing sleepy LAZ to climb a political ladder, no integrity at all, ati Solicitor General atase seleleni uko.

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