Gabriel Namulambe
Gabriel Namulambe

Former Works and Supply Minister Gabriel Namulambe has been arrested and charged with theft by public servant.

Mr Namulambe who is also MMD Elections Chairman was charged on Friday morning by the joint government investigative team in Lusaka.

The arrest is in connection with the alleged theft of 20 bicycles valued at 11 million kwacha meant for small scale miners in Kitwe.

Mr Namulambe is alleged to have diverted the bicycles and used them as campaign materials in Lufwanyama constituency.

Investigative Team spokesperson Charity Chanda told ZNBC news that Mr Namulambe has been given a five million kwacha police bond with two working sureties.

The former Minister was represented by SBN chambers law firm owned by former Solicitor General Sunday Nkonde.

Mr. Namulambe will appear in court on Wednesday, next week.

[ZNBC]

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37 COMMENTS

  1. Are rhese people serious? njinga sure costing K11 million? You even call it a fight against corruption..what a joke.If this is what our cop can investigate and take to court,then that explains why real white collar criminals are beyond them!

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    • Are you serious yourself? Do you really know what purpose those bicycles could have saved. Theft is theft regardless of what some steals. The people have complained about not receiving those bicycles and hence an investigation was carried out. So it was discovered he stole them and used them for personal gain. Please stop being petty!

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    • However small, theft is theft. Actually it is these small kinds of thefts that impacts are big. Imagine the kitwe small scale miner who can commute from one place to another; he is not earning an income; he is not contributing to GDP; no taxes to the economy etc

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  2. Poor Mother Zed! Runs by these evil people who has no interests in her!! From Sleeping with Children, to stealing…I end here!

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  3. Sharpshooter,

    It is not the amount that matters but the morality of the act. What Namulambe committed is an act of political corruption even if it involved a small amount o.if money.

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  4. Finally Finally, sanity has started emerging in our system again. Thank you to the new Police chief for finally listening to what me and many other bloggers have been crying for

    INVESTIGATE SILENTLY, ARREST PUBLICLY AND ANNOUNCE THE DATE THE PERSON WILL APPEAR IN COURT

    This is what you have done on this one and I hope it will be the pattern of things to come.

    This summon business and warn and caution nonsense, and trying people in the media should end and I hope it indeed has ended with the departure of that media publicity seeker PF cadre Dr Malama.

    This is the professionalism we expect and let our courts have the final say and not media houses.

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    • Recently, I have started respecting your objectivity in comments. Keep it up Bootlicker; Anything objective, professionals never miss a thing; even if you call them Kaponya’s. PF till 2065

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  5. Number 2,
    Ulichipuba! You don’t have to take $1 million to be corrupt! Corruption is corruption…ingawaiba kukukaka!

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  6. so some people like shap shooter, suggest that only those who still big amounts should be arrested, is it? so those guys who still chickens or small amounts of money in villages and compounds should be left until a time when they still huge amount of cash? what a stupid kind of thinking, seriously? i cant imagine someone with a head and brains thinking like that. the police will arrest the person based on the action, ‘theft’ not amount of money stolen. are u suggesting that if a thief broke into your house and stole a pot and maybe 20 pin, then the police should not arrest him, or that we shouldn’t even bother to call the police? come on people lets think before making a comment especially on a public forum like this.

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  7. If as a Minister , he can steal a bicycle meant for a poor farmer. What can stop him from stealing 10 million USD? This just shows how corrupt MMD and its leaders was. 

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  8. Nginga 20 ndichiani? Mwasowa chochita Kodi? Imeneyo ikhale nkhani? manyazi mulibe, Bwanji mukutaya nthawi kulimbana ndi MMD? Manyazi mulibe?

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  9. Charity – Go Girl and prosecute the thief – we need more girl power in goverment – as women we have limited representation – those bicycles were meant to empower womens programs and not small scale miners but small scale farmers.

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  10. Corruption is corruption.
    Even those who stole K1.00, should be investigated.A sin is a sin no matter how small it might seem to be.Pick pocketer,murderer,burglar,robber all are thieves.All belong to chimbokaela

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  11. Question is “who is the complaint and who supplied the bicycles?” Were the bicycles donated to the Small Scales Miners or bought by them? If donation, were the Small Scale Miners made aware that there were a number of bicycles due to be received on a particular time but never arrived and therefore, they lodged a complaint with the police? How do they know that the bicycles that Namulambe used for his campaign are the same bicycles that was meant for the Small Scale Miners? To be honest this is a waste of tax payers money by devoting huge public funding to useless and inconsequential investigation.
    History repeating itself with Ncito going for the alleged small crimes whilst he fishes fr the big one – Chiluba’s case was just like that and were lost just as this one will be lost. 

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  12. I do not agree with the bit of the law that says that because no one has complained about something you have in your possession, then you have not stolen it. No wonder money lauderers like Liato are laughing at us. Huge bicycle theives like Musokotwane and Maxwell Mwale are mocking us.

    The burden of proof must lie in that you earned and paid taxes for whatever income and goods you have, not whether someone has complained about missing property or goods.

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  13. Yeah let them chain the chap.The amount involved might be little but that amount is what dreams are made up of for a man in Shangombo.

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  14. these cases are really laughable.if all MMD stole were cheap bicycles then there were really good guys,with so much money and resources to their disposal they just stole bicycles! is this really a fight against corruption or fight against whatever MMD used during campaigns

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  15. Poor people get prosecuted for stealing stationary (paper) from work and end up doing hard time. A minister steals K11 million (from work) meant for the poor and we have people who think this shouldn’t be a matter for the police and prosecutors—-how misguided can one get?!. This “MMDish” allogancy should stop, really!!!

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  16. Ni maarubbish yeka yeka . I we Charity Chendabwamba, ulibe manyanzi kukamba vamanjinga every day when some ammassed himself oover renovation of state house. We were cheated that there were ockroaches when it was a backdoor of giving easy money to Kolwestans from Muchinga. Where will you go with bicycles, up now no conviction? Nima sowera aya. Nu upuba uyu. Amafi yeni ba PF.

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  17. There’s a “Big Pipe” imposter on this thread! Dude, pls get your own fckin’ pseudonym, it can’t be that difficult. While you’re at it, learn to spell; ‘sharp’ and not ‘shap’, ‘steal’ and not ‘still’…enough already! Sharp Shooter mwana, apologies if for once you thought this chap was me.

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    • iwe chikala learn to respect other people, i have been using this name for a long time, chikala chobe. anyone can miss-spell sometimes, do you have to make a headline out it. what is wrong with you? jackass!

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  18. Excuse my sarcasm but apparently our former leaders specialized in stealing bikes! Is it just me or are the PF struggling to find tangible criminal evidence against the former regime? Meanwhile, Mutembo Nchito conveniently dropped all criminal charges against Mahtani, PF financier and someone Nchito & Mmembe owed millions of dollars due their personal guarantees on Zambian Airways loans! Anyway, each dog has it’s day and these white collar crooks will one day face justice.

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  19. The PF cadre, Investigative Team spokesperson Charity Chanda must be timely warned that her future and her dependants lies on demonstrating good professional conduct. This is no time to rejoice over falsehood as the PF runs in top gear to loot national resources. We pray for Charity Chanda to reflect on the mechanism of plunder that Sata’s Govt has unleashed: (1) Single-sorcing of contract to renovate State House by Chikwnda’s Company; (2) appointment of Kabimba and Nsanda to Zamtel’s Board; (3) appointment of Bob Sichinga’s brother (a Dr. Sichinga) as Permanent Secretary but later to be hidden away from public limelight by sending him to a diplomatic post overseas. Does Charity really believe that campaign materials such as bicycles can be turned into stollen properties? God Save Us!

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  20. How much has it cost us and will cost to settle the case worth K11m. I bet it will Cost more!

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  21. All u fools saying sata is fighting coruption are jokers if those elections materials were not there. What coruption was he going to fight. This man has been bwetukaring abt coruption long before elections. We want to see mbifi in zamtel not diveqting our attention to trivial

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  22. Its baffling how some bloggers think – or do not! They cry for the law to take its course against all criminality, yet they also decide what cases should or should not be tried. Someone thinks the K11m involved above doesn’t warrant prosecution. So what amount does? Whats the minimum? If a poor man is deprived of a bicycle its alright? What about all the principles, values and social justice concerns that are meant to hold the fabric of society together?

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  23. Ba Sharp Shooter, a thief is not valued for billions.This is good move for the cobra.Even uwa 20pin kwikata!!! Go Cobra!!

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  24. zambians why do you celebrate theft , you allow rich people to steal from you and you laugh , poor zambians you think 11million is not money , here in developed countries every penny counts and that is why they are called developed nations, no amount of theft is torareted

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  25. The charge is not corruption people, it is theft.  Why is it that whenever it is someone in power people want to say that its corruption. Don’t assume that just becoz I steal a chicken then I would steal a goat. 

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  26. this is utter rubbish. Lufwanyama is full of small scale miners. So if Namulambe gave miners in his constituency, what is wrong with that? PFooters have run out of ideas. I don’t see anyboy going to jail for corruption as there is no hard evidence. It is just speculation and trying to frustrate MMD. This is like what

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  27. Yeah … this is like what Levy did to Chiluba, made him turn up at court every day for years so that he did not have time to think about politics. Sata learnt from Levy and he is now using the same tactics. But as you all saw, Chiluba did not go to jail. Instead they are laying next to each other at Embassy Park.

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  28. The problem here is because PF convinced zambians that there was massive plunder and corruption in mmd and to see case of 11 bicycles does not add up to the so called serious plumber by mmd. that is why people are saying that maybe pf exaggerated the state of affairs under mmd to win political mileage.

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