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Former Mines Minister found with a case to answer over bicycles

Headlines Former Mines Minister found with a case to answer over bicycles

Bicycle businesses in Chipata

Former Mines minister Maxwell Mwale has been found with a case to answer for alleged abuse of authority of office and being in possession of 5,000 bicycles worth more than KR1 million (K1 billion), property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Lusaka Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale has since placed Mwale on his defence along with his co-accused Zhongui Mining, a company he is alleged to have facilitated the issuance of a mining licence.

The magistrate said in his ruling that a prima facie case has been sufficiently established by the prosecution against the duo.
Mwale, who is MMD Malambo Member of Parliament (MP), immediately informed the court, through his lawyer Sakwiba Sikota, that he would call three witnesses.

The mining firm, through its lawyer Bonaventure Mutale, indicated that it may call one witness.
Mwale is jointly charged with Charles Shi, a director at the Chinese mining company Zhongui International Mining Industry Group Limited.
It is alleged in the first count that Mwale, between May 1, 2009 and August 31, 2011, abused the authority of his office by facilitating the issuance of mining licences to Zhongui International Mining Industry Group Limited.Particulars indicated that this was in breach of the issuance of mining licences procedure.

In the second count, particulars are that between July 1 and August 31, 2011, Mwale is alleged to have imported 5,000 bicycles valued at more than K1 billion suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The matter was adjourned to August 15, this year for opening of defence.

[Times of Zambia]

6 COMMENTS

  1. You LT you maybe dragged to court. Whose bicycles are those in the picture? Thus is Chipata and my brothers. My foot. I will moderate the Photo.
    By the way this seems a good case, even jojolijo is there. Not where the giver is dead and the reciever is someone else. Judge Mwale! the accused is your brother Mwale also. Wako ni wako ka

  2. Good news really. RB and MMD turned Zambia into a lawless country where corruption was the order of the day. May if found quilt jailed for many years as warning to the thieves in PF as well.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

  3. Gabby is also facing same charges how far has his case gone. It seems since he joined PF things are slowing down. Selected justice or what? All animals are equal or what?

  4. The Mambala boyz, swivel-eyed corrupt fellas, they now go all the way denying what they did and reality is they were involved with corrupt practices. They thought it was normal, until the system changed thats when they sat up, but still dazed, and keep rejecting what they normally did. Weird!

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