MMD president Nevers Mumba tries to control the crowd that gathered to show solidarity to Rupiah Banda at the DEC offices.
MMD president Nevers Mumba tries to control the crowd that gathered to show solidarity to Rupiah Banda at the DEC offices.

Former President Rupiah Banda has been warned and cautioned on three counts bordering on corruption. Spokesperson for the Joint Government Investigative Team Namukolo Kasumpa confirmed the development in an interview with Journalists in Lusaka this afternoon.

Ms. Kasumpa said Mr. Banda has been warned and cautioned for his role in the oil supply deal with unnamed Nigerian oil firm.

She said Mr. Banda has also been warned and cautioned over the campaign materials for the 2011 elections and the Mpundu Trust Development Project.

This was after Mr. Banda was questioned for the second time this week on allegations of corruption during his three year reign as Head of State.

Ms. Kasumpa told journalists that the former President cooperated and was remained calm during the questioning.

She however stated that Mr. Banda is still expected to return to DEC Headquarters on Friday for continued questioning.

And Mr. Banda’s lawyer Sakwiba Sikota has accused the Joint Government Investigative Team of lacking sufficient evidence against his client.

Mr. Sikota told journalists in Lusaka that the investigations team had not done their work properly when there is already an impression created that the team had concluded its work.

“The mood in the room from our side is one of frustration. After being told that investigations had been completed, very very clearly investigations have not been completed and they are still trying to find evidence to fit the crime.”

He added that it was unfortunate that the joint investigative wings were trying to fish for information from Mr. Banda.

And Mr. Sikota has charged that the joint investigative wings are being pressured to finding a specific offence for the former President.

Mr Sikota added that the investigation is being motivated by those that want Mr. Banda to be found with a case to answer even when there is no such case.

“The mood in the room from our side is one of frustration. After being told that investigations had been completed, very very clearly investigations have not been completed and they are still trying to find evidence to fit the crime.”

“They are going about things in the opposite way, one would have expected they already had their facts together and now they are trying to get facts from our client in order to fit their perceived crime.”

“Unfortunately it’s a waste of tax payer’s money and time that we can be going about this issue in the manner they are doing,” Mr. Sikota said.

Mr. Sikota said the investigators are dead set on finding something to charge Mr. Banda with.

“They are dead set on prosecuting Mr. Banda and unfortunately there is nothing to charge him with. The Minister of Justice has stated that they going to prosecute, he has clearly stated that there is a case to answer which case we are yet to find out.”

And Mr Banda says it is unfortunate that his alleged persecution might satisfy certain individuals.

“I was your President and I didn’t do this to anybody. I tried very hard to bury the past so that we can all come together and concentrate on what really bothers the people of Zambia, the difficulty that the poor people are facing, the shortages of everything that we do, that is what I think was my responsibility,” Mr. Banda said.

He continued, “but anyhow, perhaps my persecution, my prosecution will satisfy your needs.”

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  1. Mr President, they are making you famous and hero. This cannot be the way things were for Levy and FTJ. This is a different period all together. Mwanawasa was a popular leader while Sata is not.

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    • Show me a zambian man who has not stolen after serving Zambian and I will show you my Ferrari, and walk on water.

      Point is by virtue of being zambian and black, one is born with utter contempt to be tempted to steal, not pointing fingers at anyone but look at Tiger woods’ cheating ways and here s the man who has million and million of pounds
      Then I hear he is now dating another white lady, the question is why does he chose blonde white girls and not fellow blacks?

      Simple we are born corrupt although there is a dilution on those that marry in white ethnicity like he is doing and I am

      Thanks

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    • “I was your President and I didn’t do this to anybody”..iwe shetani tell me this once you are acquitted otherwise for now i`m not proud to accept you as my former leader.Ukokwine !!!

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    • Mushota, over Tiger Woods, ever tried washing up right,b in all the right places? Try it. It works and Tiger is going be all over you.

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    • Mushota you make some sense mwaiche. But why don’t you also look for a black man or do you just deceive us?

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    • “I was your President and I didn’t do this to anybody. I tried very hard to bury the past so that we can all come together and concentrate on what really bothers the people of Zambia” says RB.

      You didnt do this because you actually encouraged unbridled corruption which you justified by removing the law from the statutes that was designed to curb corruption, leaving the people you now claim to have been working for more poor than you found them.

      After being warned and cautioned you suddenly want to hoodwink the masses that you cared for them when all that mattered was more money into your pocket.

      Not in my name please, face the consequences of your criminal endeavors alone with the people you shared your loot with.

      You deserve no sympathy

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    • DON’T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME (THEREFORE, MONEY) ON THIS THIEF. EVIDENCE IS ALREADY THERE. JUST QUICKLY PROSECUTE HIM AND THROW HIM BEHIND BARS. STEALING MUST NOT BE PROFITABLE IN ZAMBIA, IF IT IS IN OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA.

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    • The sooner you are convicted the better for all of us so we can concentrate on building the Nation,wake up and smell Chimbokaila mambala

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    • FRIDAY IS THE DAY BAWESU? WE SHALL LOCK HIM UP FOR THE WEEKEND. I AM LOVING THIS CASE EVERYDAY. THE LAWYERS TO THIS CRIMINAL SHOULD KNOW THAT WE WILL NOT BE RUSHED TO QUESTION THIS THIEF. WE WILL TAKE OUR TIME AND MIND YOU IT TOOK MORE THAN FIVE YEARS FOR KAFUPI FREDERICK TITUS MPUNDU CHILUBA UNTIL HE WAS ACQUITED BY THIS CRIMINAL UNDERHAND METHODS ON THE JUDICIARY. IN FACT, WHETHER WE WILL FIND A CASE OR NOT AND WHETHER YOU CAN PUT UP A TEAM OF LAWYERS WITH CREDIBILITY- MOST OF US KNOW THAT YOU STOLE AND YOU ARE A THIEF PERIOD AND I REMEMBER WELL FROM 2010 TO 2011 HOW YOU HUMILIATED OUR PRESIDENT AT ACC WITH TEARGAS. US WE ARE EVEN PROVIDING YOU WITH SECURITY THANK GOD OUR PRESIDENT IS A GOOD MAN IF IT WAS UP TO ME YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP TODAY.

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    • Imagine how effective our governments would be if they delivered infrastructure and other social services at the same speed as they’ve removed RB’s immunity and proceeded with these interrogations? Unfortunately, it is the latter that excites the electorate in Zambia… Sad!

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    • @Wanu Ngwee…. That would be awesome. But clearly our government has its priorities set in another direction. Sad!

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    • I think you are foolish. Mwanawawa won his first term with 29 percent votes and his second with 42 percent, while sata won his 2011 elections with 42 percent. So how do you judge popularity you imbbecile? And Sata has continued increasing his popularity into all areas including parliamentary wins in North western (mufumbwe) nakonde, Chongwe, Liivingstone, Msanzala, Chama North and Mpongwe as well as winning local government buy elections in areas known to be opposition strongholds. I loved Levy but Sata started his party from the sratch and removed a ruling party from office. So where did u get ur analysis that levy was more popular

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  2. ITS Zambia for Zambians for real, who gives a toss, torment each other if u arent smart enough to find en discuss ideas to develop the country.

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    • These current leaders will cry. They will Cry…..THEY WILL MoTHerFcuKin cry!!! I always say that they are not leaders they are bosses, muzungu ani konde type bosses. They will cry!!!!

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  3. Ali mukakubila umufyashi.Anyway lets wait en see how this goes.For now the ndeloleshafye approach looks more wiser.

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  4. The devil has hardened your hearts that you can’t even have sympathy to your former president, but at the he will abandon you and people will lough at you.
    Please! leave RB alone.

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    • why should i sympathize with him now? i don’t know the truth yet. if he stole let him suffer, he did not sympathize with the poor, but if he did not then i will hate PF for prosecuting an innocent man. for now ndeloleshafye as one blogger would say.

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    • @ Mushala, because your mind has been poisoned with hate so much that you choose to IGNORE the good things he did, and want to go after petty and non existent crimes.

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    • At the expense of the the poor people of the nation. Poor people are imprisoned on cases that are as little as stealing a K300. Yet you don’ t show sympathy to them unless a millionaire or billionaire. Anyway even the Bible say so. The rich will be more richer.

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  5. f.o.o.lis.h Member of the British Railways (MBR) he is going to suffer with charges like : nepotism, tribalism and corruption. summer will be the first one to speak against ukwa.

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  6. Mr Banda just be strong,you should have seen this coming but the problem is,you thought you were going to be President forever.Honestly,no normal person can feel pity on you,you reap what you sow and your days are numbered.By the time your lawyers wake up,you will already be in Chimbokaila.

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  7. Iwe chi Sikota are telling us all those thieves you are taken to court is a wast of tax payers money. We all know that MMD was corrupt, though today the party is been defended has having been clean by failed politicians like HH. HH thinks by defending RB he will support of the few dwindling members of the MMD members.

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    • You PF hooligans need bullets in your heads. How do you play around with us like this? You can’t concentrate on anything meaningful apart from deviating our attention. The boss is sick, your PR man is sick and so is your appointed Minister of Justice who forgot his ARVs when he went to Livingstone chasing after Masebo.

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    • @Hara the truth hates, your ka HH is not reliable, he changes colours like a chameleon. To today is with PF to tomorrow MMD he can not stand on his own. Honestly how does a leader who is aspiring to became president condone abuse of public money.

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  8. The GJIT is clearly being used as pawns by powerful and evil forces. Two days into questioning and they haven’t slapped RBB with any charge?! This is indeed a Fishing Expedition and the persecution is going nowhere. I wish to add here that the only thing We learn from History is nothing as History repeats itself. After the Chiluba trials one would have thought that We are now all the more wiser.

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  9. Ati “bordering on corruption”?? Appearance of corruption does not imply coruption and you only warn and caution somebody if they’re “still on the job” .Why warn him as if he is in a position to repeat the same? This team got nothing on RB.

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    • They are clearly trying to look like they are doing something when all else they were elected to do has failed. Look at the constitution, to-date we still don’t know how much money it is consuming, I am sure by the time their failure shows up, it will have gobbled more money than the Mvunga, Chona, and Mwanakatwe commissions combined.Mark my words. Our economy is being flushed down the drain so fast you’ll see what will happen to the inflation rate by the end of the year. MARK MY WORDS. This is them pulling wool over our eyes.

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  10. This is absolutely ridiculous. Why are they persecuting RB like this.As the Nigerians are now saying the amounts PF government is accusing them of can easily be paid of by 1 nigerian business man.I think well meaning Zambians should protest the way the PF is treating our former head of state.Like they did with Nevers Mumba they want to lock him up in the cells on Friday and then at the end of the day enter Nolle Proseque.Look at the way they accused Gary Nkombo of murder when it was their own that was a murderer.Surely Zambians must we remain docile and be lead to destruction by a Fred Mmembe…I look forward to the day the I.G will be sumonned for abuse of office.

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  11. @1 Mwanawasa wasn’t popular than Sata, the difference Sata has less intellectual brains than Mwanawasa, fact is most Zambian voters have no brain cells in their heads they have no clue about the economical situation of their country a factor vital in help with voting decission making.

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    • Keep insulting those who have the power to put someone in state house will see where your insults will take u

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  12. How can the JIt fail to have enough evidence? Sakwiba, u r always quick to issue statements. U r a careless talker like Mr. Sata. If u want to shame the devil, know how to comment. Better hit an opponent in the face without their taking due diligence. Your being big mouthed will cause pipo with evidence to start coming thru to chip in and may cause u and yo client to lose a credible defence.

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  13. People ZWD are carrying an interesting article. Apparently ‘someone’ had instructed the IG to lock him up today, they had even prepared a cell for him!

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  14. well if they don’t have evidence then Saki should be happy coz he will have an easy day in court and his ratings as lawyer will go up……………..there is none who can be taken to court without first being questioned, the evidence these guys were gathering did not come from RB so they have to ask him to see whether he really did wrong, if they do they will soon arrest him if not they should let him go but i doubt that considering the arrogance and corruption we saw during BR’s rule. this case will either destroy PF or the opposition, if its proven that Rupiah stole and he’s convicted PF will win huge political victory, the opposition will be branded supporters of corruption but if the opposite happens PF will suffer a huge political tsunami cable of swallowing them.

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  15. Remember how you and your MMD treated Sata during the campaign you ere crushing money any how calling PF Govt evil names even went to that extent of printing dirty posters suggesting that PF will legalise same sex marriages.RB be string you and your children reap from the Govt coffers.How do you sign an oil dear with crooks allowing your child to open an off shore account Sikota you are a very disgraceful lawyer who is not ashamed to represent crooks.The investigating team a good case they have a letter which your client signed and govt paid money that is high level crime we don’t want you to bring technical ways to go round this case we shall not intertaining that

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    • Has the Muchinga court with its Ituri forest jurisprudence already found RB guilty as charged? Lawyers are employed to represent clients who are being accused of commiting all manner of crimes ranging from pick pocketing to murder. Thats what Lawyers like Sakwiba are for. Why are you PF Cadres so dumb?

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  16. The only lasting solution to this abuse of power and authority by Zambian presidents is to clip their wings by withdrawing the limitless powers they command and also do away with this beast called immunity. These things make them get detached from the people.
    There is no doubt that RB abused his authority in the 3 short years he was in power and it is also a fact that Mr Sata is worse and will be the next to be dragged before the courts to account for his misrule.

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    • Very true! It is what they call a “deadly embrace” or “loop”

      As a country, and for the reasons you mention, we will forever be in this never-ending cycle.

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  17. Mr president why why why? lets look to the problems the zambian pipo are going through than what is happening. jst come to chingola solwezi road i dont think u can continue working with some of your ministers, sir there misleading you. what you are being told thats not what is on the ground, we have no m/meal right now? pipo are dying because of bad roads pipo are dying because of the feels at solwezi general hospital kr 30 per patient. please please. those pipo surrounding you the jst want more money in there poket.i thank u sir

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    • ITS BECAUSE RB STOLE THE MONEY INSTEAD OF REPAIRING CHINGOLA-SOLWEZI ROAD. DONT JUST LOOK AT THE SYMPTOMS. START BY CLIPPING THE ROOT CAUSE.

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  18. This is an excellent opportunity for you Sir to prove your innocence or otherwise. This chance may probably restore some confidence in MMD party if RB is proved innocent. Currently whenever one mentions MMD party what comes to mind next is a corruption tag. The close association of UPND (The party that appears next to rule on day) to MMD may or may not reflect well on them depending on the outcome of the allegations levelled againt RB. This is just my perception. I do not support any party am just neutral. Anyway accord Mr Banda the fairest trial (so to say) and respect he deserves . He did the best he could during his rule. Remember no one is perfect.

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  19. You don’t fool anyone bwana Sikota. The charges are real and everyone, including yourself, knows it.

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  20. What is “bordering on corruption”? Isn’t one is either corrupt or not. Can any legal eagle explain this to us laymen?

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  21. Sometimes you pipo surprise, it was clear that RB refused to be questioned before his immunity was stripped. So do you expect the investigators to go to court without questioning RB just based on initial investigations? Lets be real, already they have a letter signed by RB which was found at Kenneth Konga’s residence when they went for search. This letter is definetly a Key in the oil deal with Nigerians and eventually Funds getting into Singapore. RB was signing thats one good thing unlike FTJ who just worked with instructions. It will be Great if RB comes clean out of this but lets not demonise officers carrying out their duty. Sata is also a great Man as he has raised the bar meaning if he equally steals the road is clear. Come pipo think dont let hate blind you.

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  22. The problem with Sakwiba is that he is playing double role, that of a politician and that of a lawyer but his tone and analyzing of issues is that of a politican and that of an opposition. He is quick to give a cover up comment. Professional lawyers would not rush to comment.
    Him and Amsterdam are birds of the same further. They are determined to make Rupiah believe that they are working and their by milk him.
    What is painful is that RB is using the looted money to settle legal bills.

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  23. Gents, trust me, court cases are not about winning or losing, after three months of this, RB will ware down and his health will deteriorate and even Mumba’s support will lose enthusiasm. Court for me is just hatred.

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  24. MR SAKI. THIS ONE YOU WILL NOT PULL IT. ARE YOU TELLING US THAT IT IS NOT TRUE MONIES NEVER WENT TO SINGERPORE? STOP LYING TO THE OLD MAN. MULEKWATILAKO ULUSE ABAKULU. DO NOT CHEAT HIM THAT YOU WILL MANAGE TO DEFEND HIM. AT THE END HE WILL BE ALONE. THATS WHAT YOU SAID EVEN ABOUT HIS IMMUNITY. IT VANISHED SO VERY QUICKLY.

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  25. I used to hate Rupia Banda when he was president because of his attitude, his sons, DorA Siliya, george KundA, ronnie shikapwasha and corruption. But today because of this tribaListic, nepotistic, corrupt and lying govt , Rupia looks like an angel. I have develped a soft spot for Rupia not because I condon corruption but because why should a thief intimidate another thief for stealing? Most zambians feel the same except those eating with PF and Mmembe.

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  26. mwalelya mweka Ba Banda. It’s time for you to answer to those allegations. There’s no smoke without fire. why is your son Henry not availing himself for questioning? the guilty are always afraid. When PF came into power, you Mr Banda said it that ” you are afraid that the PF will take you to jail” what did you mean by that? which means you knew that wali vobola chimudala. Bwesha ulupia lwa bene, teshobe we chipuba we.

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  27. Evil men like Mmembe somehow get born in the world, why? Just like cain was born in the world. All that one can do is just look and wonder.

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  28. Zambians are so soft to be swindled .very easy to fogget even the issue of Chansa Kabwela the woman who was persecuted .Just who do a normal person buy Mobil hospital so costly to mantain than you can with the UTH.I wish all Zambian can be going to UTH and see many problems .The Mobil clinic requires cost of repair ,allowance for officers ,fuel etc which problems the old man created.the programs mwanawasa left could not even be seen.Let the old man clear his name than be called a thief before he could be included in the better book with the father if nation Mr K K

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    • Wise words. These keyboard tapping chaps here need to dragged by their ears for a close up tour of UTH premises; to show them what Ala Bee’s corrupt actions have caused.

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  29. THIEVES ARE DEFENDING THERE OWN KIND. HH ,KNOW THAT IF EVER U WILL B’COME PRESIDENT IT IS THE SAME. SATA KNOWS ALREADY. SO WAT IS WRONG WITH THIS?

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  30. ‘bordering on corruption’

    that phrase says it all, they do not have any case against him and are trying really hard to find one in order to please Mr Mmembe and Nchito who were refused money to pump into their failed airline.

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    • BA KAY. THE DEC CANNOT SAY HE IS CORRUPT NOW. BECAUSE THAT WILL MEAN THEY HAVE PASSED JUDGEMENT ON HIM ALREADY. IT IS THE COURTS OF LAW WHICH WILL SAY HE IS CORRUPT. THEY ONLY HAVE TO POINT OUT TO HIM SOME AREAS THAT RAISE SUSPICION ONLY. WHEN THEY TAKE HIM TO COURT, THE COURT WILL THEN DECIDE IF THAT WAS CORRUPTION OR NOT.

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  31. This chap Ala Bee is feeling the heat no tie and the sanctimonious pastor in the frame; thick as thieves these opposition chaps…

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  32. we are jst worsting more money on the sittin commity.they all stole,they are doing it.,even thoz to come will stil.jst the man b,wat of the gud he did.any way mutu ni mutu,we r all sinners no mata wat we may say.

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    • Dear friend please invest in personal education and know where to use text language; no one will take you seriously with that type of lazy language here. I advise you go to Watchpig website they will welcome you with open arms.

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  33. You cant win a case with corupt & dull lawyers like Kamimbya advancing first their hatred for the suspect.
    Forgone conlusion that it will be another non prosequi. Shame on you fools for wasting our time. Mind u Judges are not as dull as your speaker.

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  34. @Mushota, your prejudiced analysis is sickening and is indicative of an individual who is delusional,egocentric and out of touch with reality. Your bizarre worship of anything white is based on a false premise birthed out of your own fantasies. Its my view that u are a mirage and a phantom who doesn’t exist but is represantive of a fetish and a masquerader of the wildest imaginations. Your kind would make interesting study material for psychology, psychiatrist and pathology students. U are a wannabe and a paradox of logic.

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    • It’s not about what RB will do me, it’s about justice. One day things will happen against you and you will wish someone could lend you a voice.

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  35. This whole debacle is really not about RB being on trial.It is the zambian justice system itself that is on trial.RB is just the sacrifial lamb.

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  36. The opposition in Zed is a total disappointment, they seem not to know who they represent hence the loyalty to individuals than the masses. how many pipo did RB leave in poverty. His children were charging us$2000.00 for an appointment to secure GRZ deals, these are public secrets in Lusaka business circles. RB’s children operated on the Boss’s dog is also a Boss among fellow dogs, nothing personal but it will be great once he is cleared of these allegations. A past president in Zambia is welly covered:- Big House, Government vehicles every year, MEDICAL BILLS, SCHOOL FEES, workers paid by GRZ, holidays in and outside Zambia, 80% of the incumbert’s salary and allowances SO WHAT DO THEY NEED FROM US. Good luck ba RB.

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  37. JUST A WORD FOR OUR OPPOSITION. THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY SATA AND PF CONTINUE TO WIN ELECTIONS AND BY ELECTIONS. UPND FOR EXAMPLE SHOULD HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY DONT CONDON CORRUPTION BY NOT ALIGNING THEMSELVES WITH A CORRUPT PARTY MMD AND RB. NOW THEY HAVE SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT. THEY WILL TOGETHER BE TREATED AS CORRUPT. THEY WILL HAVE TO FIGHT THIS TAG FOR MANY YEARS. JUST LIKE THE TAG OF TRIBALISM. THESE LOOK SIMPLE TAGS BUT EVERY ELECTION THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WOES OF UPND. THE UPND ALWAYS SEEM TO BE AT VARIANCE WITH THE VOTERS. FOR THE MMD WE UNDERSTAND THEIR SYMPATHY WITH RB. THEY ATE FROM THE SAME POT AND BENEFITTED FROM THE LOOT.

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  38. A wasted period of development in zambia. That is what happens when monkeys are in the maize field.

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  39. Can some one please enlighten me of the evidence against the former president? The all thing looks very trivial like a witch hunt forged in the middle of the night. Elo it seems these so called investigative wings have patchy evidence haha. I suppose the only consolation for me is that Zambia is not the only country that seems to be in the habit of prosecuting its former presidents. France is another example Chirac and now Sakorzy

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  40. Zambians you like icasa kanua sana,let the law take it’s course.Where is his son Henry?was another campaign manager for the father.FTJ’s acquital was engineered by Sugar dad for he had already started getting national wealthy for himself,had not repented Namboard manners anyway misango yakale.In mind RB wanted to set a very wrong ,foolish ,stupid example by setting FTJ free dubiously so that in future he also can be.No friends we must not be behaving like that,only that those twins are young they could have been involved in the saga too.,for it is like everyone is .

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  41. If it were up to me I would have locked him up first. After all the police do it all the time, arresting you on suspicion of wrong doing until you prove your innocence. It so clear that RB stole money. This case shouldn’t drag on for too long, it’s an open and shut case. Sikota wants to score on two fronts, political and legal. In Bemba we say chimbwi afwile intangalilo. It won’t work because your client is guilty as hell!

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    • He has not been tried and our legal system says he is innocent until Kabimba and Co prove he is guilty in court. You can not say he is as guilty as hell unless you are relying on the Bwinjimfumu judgement which is only recognised in Hell and by Satan’s followers.

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  42. Any way, all political thieves must be prosecuted. RB if he stole, he must be jailed. The same for PF and Sata , if they are stealing the law shall visit them period. So RB just cooperate with investigators.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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  43. Mr Sikota, let me get this straight; You wanted them to have all the facts without getting any input from the suspect. If investigations were meant to present facts to suspects then what would be their use. I think the investigation wings did a good job by not considering Mr. Banda guilty before they would hear his side of the story. By them asking him about issues they were just trying to get his side of the story as an innocent man. Then they will tarry what he said with what they have. If things do not add up, the continue probing untile they exhaust everything. Then they analyse the data and see if they can prosecute him or not. I think Mr. Sikota stay in your turf as a lawyer and do not try to be smart in procedures you do not understand.

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    • I suppose you are a lawyer tgen and Saki is not. Saki is on his turf and has seen these things thousands of time. He used to say the same when defending Fred M’membe years ago and managed to secure Fred’s freedom. Expect scincilating cross examination like in the Black Maamba and Zero Option. This is the turf Saki is comfortable on. Watch this space.

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    • Very sensible comment and I agree with you. It is amazing how a Lawyer the stature of Sakwiba cannot know how investigations, anywhere on planet earth, are carried out. Now you wonder why people like RB are engaging foreign lawyers to represent them—these utterances from Saki are an embarrassment to the Law fraternity in Zambia. Try not to act like a politician instead of a lawyer!

      “They are going about things in the opposite way, one would have expected they already had their facts together and now they are trying to get facts from our client in order to fit their perceived crime.”

      REALLY…, where in the world are investigations done this way? Information investigators have cannot, in itself, be considered facts without talking to suspects or witnesses to verify!

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  44. RB well said . You did it for the country looking at this statement
    It’s explains all these allegations . None of these allegations have
    Anything that was for his personal use.
    The oil you the same PF carder used that oil unlike Sata who gave
    Away precious oil for Free, thats enough fuel to last me 20 years
    what followed shortages not even America Gives away oil. Not only that taking our hard earned maize to our
    Neighbors. When we desperately need these resources. That’s the
    Truth and the truth will prevail in the end.

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  45. donation of fuel to Malawi, donation of maize to Zimbabwe, and Malawi is not corruption by the current regime in less than 2 years. we easterners we have seen you want to put our man behind bars. i can assure you that 2016 you be voted out. let us wait and see…

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  46. RB, you tried very hard to bury the past by influencing the courts to release a thief in the name of late Chiluba, and together with the high Court you buried the London judgement in the name of concetrating on developement. What lies are you trying to tell us.
    You did that favour to Chiluba out of your selfishness to copt him in your election campaign team specifically to rig the election and dribble the Zambian people in your favour.But alas GOD has his own agenda.You have support now becos Sata has gone Satanic worth than you. But i havenot forgotten the Mongu massacre where your hand is painted with dry blood of Borotse Heroes. God bless you, RB.

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  47. RB SHOULD BE SAYING TO HIMSELF “WHY DID I GIVE UP THE PRESIDENCY TO PF WHEN I COULD HAVE EASILY CONTESTED THE MINIMAL LEAD SATA HAD OVER ME? IF CHAOS WAS TO BREAK OUT, EVERYONE WOULD BE AFFECTED. WHY NOW ITS ONLY ME TO SUFFER? I UNDERSTAND MUGABE VERY WELL NOW”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, these are things that cause african presidents to become life presidents……

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  48. @ 26.1 Dracular, the article is not objective just like the ZWD which when you read you “see” emotion and bitterness, judgement is supposed to be left to the reader. The writer claims that the current president will be remembered as the wosrt preisdent,what about Ala Bee
    1. He lost elections inspite the extravagant expenditure on the campaign
    2. He ordered the arresting of a journalist for speaking the truth and was later acquitted by courts
    3. Had some people in Western Province shot dead
    Peoples memories are not short.

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    • Good comment. the problem with some bloggers here is what ever the PF does is wrong, the do not look at the issue in depth, but the tend to look at issues with a political inclination. the issue is did RB stole or not , the court of law determine that.

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  49. If the investigation team was ready to interogate our former President as we heard in parley, i would have thought that they should have concluded by now rather than interogating on Mon, Wed and friday. My 2cents.

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  50. Dont be shocked if you hear that so called money paid for oil was infact a shushu operation. Too many ba Kamushi in Zambian towns masquarading as clever chaps.

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  51. bryson you are just insulting your mother and your father.Those who voted for pf are wiser than you and your father,stupid *****.

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  52. We Zambians have very short memories. There is no doubt that RB abused his presidency.

    The kind of expenditure we saw in the 2011 elections, the Stand up for Zambia nonsense by Chanda Chimbwi, the Use of Zambia National broadcasting to denounce the opponents, the lavish expenditure by RB’s children, the endless trips abroad ( Kamwendo munjila.) etc

    Hakainde should not say that RB handed over power to Sata. It was the Zambian people who removed him from office. He should not speak as if RB did Sata a favour. RB was forced out of office by Zambians and the record are there to see.

    Why is this RB’s criminal offences such an issue when there are so many Zambians facing similar cases.?

    Let us wait and see what RB will do.

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