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Government did not influence the decision by ACC to clear the two Ministers -Sakeni

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Chief Government Spokesperson, Kennedy Sakeni
Chief Government Spokesperson, Kennedy Sakeni

Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni has rubbished assertions that government influenced the Anti-Corruption Commission’s decision to clear Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and his Defence counterpart Geoffrey Mwamba of corruption allegations leveled against them.

Mr. Sakeni who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister has told Qfm in an interview that the assertion by some opposition political parties that government may have prevailed over the ACC to clear Mr. Kabimba and Mr. Mwamba of corruption allegations are baseless as the ACC operates independently.

Mr. Sakeni has since challenged the opposition political parties in the country to inquire from the ACC as to whether government had influenced its decision to clear the two Ministers of the corruption allegations leveled against them last year.

The ACC was investigating Mr. Kabimba on corruption allegations related to oil deals while Mr. Mwamba was being investigated on corruption allegations related to contracts to supply electricity poles to Zesco.

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has reportedly cleared Mr. Kabimba and Mr. Mwamba of corruption allegations.

This is in a case in which Mr. Kabimba was accused of corruption over oil contract deals while Mr. Mwamba was alleged to have corruptly solicited for a contract to supply and deliver ZESCO poles.

Meanwhile, opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president, Nervers Mumba has described as a sad development reports that the Anti-Corruption Commission-ACC-has cleared Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba and Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba of the corruption allegations they were facing.

Dr. Mumba has noted that it was a well known fact that allegations of corruption against the two Cabinet Ministers were not going anywhere as the pursuant of the case by the ACC lacked seriousness.

He said that such a sad development is also clear evidence that the Patriotic Front government’s campaign against corruption is only targeted on political opponents.

30 COMMENTS

  1. PF has really disappointed a lot of Zambians, Atase we used to hear such nonsenses ati Sata MAN of action. Am just glad pipo have seen the true colours of PF.

    1.ka bumber harvest- failed
    2.tu oxygene pa Uth – failed
    3. Ka $ exchange rate + economy- failed
    4.sorting out ka mealie meal shortage- failed
    5. Sorting out ka constitution in 90 days -failed
    6.GBM/winter corruption-failed

    • Looks very much like hear say…whistleblowers do your thing and provide facts to the media as this paper so that we can have concrete issues to the effect that indeed the govt. is corrupt…otherwise without facts its a shame throwing stones at people… just saying…

    • if ‘a lot’ Zambians are indeed disappointed, I guess they will express their disappointment via the ballot in 2016!, stop Hallucinating dude, it’s quite difficult to appreciate what you say, you are always biased. By the way, I too don’t like the PF neither do I like the opposition, but your approach really sucks!

  2. Really? Then let Gov step in now, the same should be done with Rb’s immunity. Leave no space for mercy on corruption charges!

  3. Am off from work this week and my dedication to defend Zambians and expose PF double standards has paid off.
    What’s wrong with all these presidents with biblical names, they have all failed to run their countries
    1.Micheal-Zambia
    2.Joseph-Congo
    3.Gabriel Robert Mugabe-Zimbabwe
    4.Jacob-South africa
    5.Jonathan- Nigeria

  4. Sata castigated the ACC publicly, so what is Sankeni talking about. He does not know what government is despite claiming to be its spokesperson. Kabimba also mocked the ACC publicly and that is intimidation. Shame on Sankeni and his PF

    • @MilesGBMSatan. SO ARE THESE YOUR PIECES OF EVIDENCE THAT WK AND GBM ARE CORRUPT? WHICH COURT OF LAW CAN TOLERATE THIS ? SIMPLY BECAUSE SATA CASTIGATED THE ACC AND KABIMBA MOCKED THEM? AND THERE YOU ARE SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF YOUR VOICE.

    • #5 is spot on.Chisenga, I wonder what reasoning(if at all)you employ.Your Sakeni is saying ACC operates independently, how can an institution which operates independently be castigated in public by your president and ordered to get permission from him before the can institute investigations against any of his ministers.Bwana, surely you can’t read between the lines.One does not need to be a genius to deduce what this entails, you just need a little intelligence which you chose not to use!!!

    • Gentlemen this chisenga is very dull, does he know who told the public about these guys corrupt activities? GMB and Winter themselves accused each other of corruption, the public did not ask about it and now they are being cleared by ACC What nonsense.

    • @Katendi Nkombo. YOU HAVE NOT COMPREHENDED THE GIST OF MY COMMENT SIR. EVERY INSTITUTION GETS CASTIGATED. IF YOU GET CASTIGATED IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU DONT WORK INDEPENDENTLY. ACC IS A PUBLIC INSTITUTION AND AMENABLE TO CASTIGATION BY ANYONE ICLUDING THE HEAD OF STATE. THE ACC DID NOT AND NEED NOT GET PERMISSION FROM SATA TO INVESTIGATE THE TWO MINISTERS. DONT WASTE TIME READING BETWEEN LINES. THERE IS NOTHING WRITTEN BETWEEN LINE. UNLESS YOU ARE A FAULT FINDER. YOU ALSO NEED TO PROVE THAT THE CONCLUSION BY ACC WAS ARRIVED AT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAID THEY NEEDED PERMISSION FROM HIM TO INVESTIGATE HIS MINISTERS.

    • Chisenga, what evidence to you need when all this came from the horses’ mouth. Why do you reason with your ass man? This PF spokesman has always been toilet matrial; the man has never know the truth in his life. Given a chance, he would follow some people to the toilet to clean their backs just to earn a living.

    • Chisenga you seem not to want to reason. Wynter accused GBM of being corrupt. In retaliation, GBM accused Wynter. What do you have to say about The Post clearing Wynter and telling us that GBM was found with a case? If you want evidence, get it from these two senior ministers.

  5. What has Sata done? Stop being negative all the time! PF has not failed! They have instead brought in some major programmes to reconstruct Zambia!!!! Give PF 3yrs and see the fruits!!!!!!!

  6. Take your ARV first Boss and tell us something different Am just glad pipo have seen the true colours of PF. man of action?

  7. Mr Sakeni the President told the acc ditector at state house about senior pf members and the results was that kabimba refused to be interogated then cleared, so everything is clear.

  8. I agree, mostly the Govt does not influence anything, but the calibre of our officers which is either inefficient or corrupt. And this is the disease of Africa which keeps on interchanging as you cross each border of Africa. It is either they are corrupt or inefficient. And where it is both, it becomes hell. Therefore, fighting corruption or inefficiency at the highest level alone is a waste of time and resources. Don’t sweep the upstairs floors alone but also the ground and basement floors. However, the govt is responsible for appointing and maintain this mediocre calibre. People cannot be connected to power, water or phones because of the two animals which promote pending applications. WE MISS CLEMENT ANDELEKI for his principles, boldness, resilience, commitment.

  9. there is always time for everything here on earth some people under rb where untoucheble
    where are they today, even now its still the same its just a matter of time no one will rule
    for ever only jehova.in nigeria they say he who the gods whant to destroy they first make him
    blind and deaf.

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