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Attorney General Mumba Malila leaving court after testifying in the Masebo tribunal
Attorney General Mumba Malila leaving court after testifying in the Masebo tribunal

Attorney General Mumba Malila has testified before the Masebo Tribunal that Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo was wrong to have called the tender for the 19 hunting blocks.

Mr Malila explained that Ministers have no visible role in the procurement process.

He also testified that Ms Masebo has no powers in the firing and disciplining of officers at ZAWA.

He was referred to the Cabinet Handbook regulation 8 under the heading Ministers and the Attorney General Chambers.

He agreed with the regulation 8 that the Minister must consult the Attorney General’s office on all matters that have legal implications.

When cross examined by Ms Masebo’s lawyer, Mr. Simeza S.C on who bears the responsibility for the coordination of ZAWA in the absence of a board, Mr Malila responded that the ZAWA Act was silent on this issue.

He stated that President is the one who bears the responsibility for the coordination of any government agency in practical terms which is without a board.

The complainants have closed their case and tomorrow 4th March, 2014 the respondents are expected to open their case starting with Ms Masebo testifying.

Meanwhile, tribunal Chairperson Justice Roydah Kaoma refused to allow defence counsel Robert Simeza to call back former Tourism Minister Given Lubinda to testify before the tribunal again.

75 COMMENTS

    • @Mann….not if she broke the law.We don`t need selective justice in Zambia.She must dance to the tune of the law if found wanting.

    • @soulosi
      i feel brother, NO selective justice. but somehow you sound like you have just being born again, great unbiased comment for a change coming from you

      @Kilyon
      no weapon what? some people like masebo form/create weapons against their own life

    • @ndobo i might be PF but i don`t tolerate corruption or any form infringement by any of our members.Even if it will be Sata that will be found wanting i won`t support him.We must abide and live by the the rule of law as a country.

    • LT, why are we being fed news from the courts?

      Is that slow a news day?

      These are allegation ffs, stop it

      Thanks

    • Looks like Masebo won’t survive…?

      No Saulosi, Looks like you are scrapping the barrel of decency, I dont feel sorry for you

      Whether guilt or not, Masebo is as likle y to be jailed as I am of leaving Scotland for Zambia.
      Both are end of the road rhetorics that can only be believed by naive people, that read too many books without encoprrating the practicality of how the Judicial system has been undermined in Zambia

      If that man who dug billions behind at his farm, My dads friend Mr Kalumba, Mr Mpombo and you can add to the list…
      If they are walking ‘free’ pretty much, they would realise this case is going no where and that is what upsets me the most about the black man.

      This is wasting people’s times money and unworthy coverage.
      Thanks

    • Oh no ,Mushota is about to slip back into relapse again ! Hop on my boy/girl it is time for your medication. I like you though because you remind me of myself when I was young and stupid

    • Good, continue bringing a knife to a gun fight 🙂

      Those 5 year old repetitions are nonsensical.

      If you poke a shark, you will get swallowed, this is not a threat it is a warning 🙂

      The boy/girl you are stepping on her toes, is poisonous and when pushed can push back. I am just doing that.

      Make a valid point and use the profanity you are accustomed to because that was a retardy answer.

      I am saying Ms Masebo is not going to feel the wrath of the law, and i just be careful what i am saying here and i think your statement was misplaced and uninformative

      Yet you again show me mendacity, contempt and swear at me.

      Well correct me wrong, stop acting clever, before I strip you more Sir

      Thanks

    • Good, continue bringing a knife to a gun fight 🙂

      If you poke a shark, you will get swallowed, this is not a threat it is a warning 🙂

      The boy/girl you are stepping on her toes, is poisonous and when pushed can push back. I am just doing that.

      Make a valid point and use the profanity you are accustomed to because that was a retardy answer.

      I am saying Ms Masebo is not going to feel the wrath of the law, and i just be careful what i am saying here and i think your statement was misplaced and uninformative

      Yet you again show me mendacity, contempt and swear at me.

      Correct me where I am wrong and i will drink the medicine you want me to

      Thanks

    • If you poke a shark, you will get swallowed, this is not a threat it is a warning 🙂

      The boy/girl you are stepping on her toes, is poisonous and when pushed can push back. I am just doing that.

      Make a valid point and use the profanity you are accustomed to because that was a retardy answer.

      I am saying Ms Masebo is not going to feel the wrath of the law, and i just be careful what i am saying here and i think your statement was misplaced and uninformative

      Yet you again show me mendacity, contempt and swear at me.

      Correct me where I am wrong and i will drink the medicine you want me to

      You keep bringing a knife to a gun fight ;0)
      Thanks

    • This boy/girl is about is taken the medication.

      Say something worthy of showing you are sane, intelligent and not that phony I think you are 🙂

      I am probably younger than you but Saulosi, is growing up is anything related to what comes out of you, I would rather stay young forever

      I hope you are learning from the cream and pinnacle of awesomeness in me.

      Again I am waiting for you to say something worthy of nudging me off my dinner table before Nick comes.

      What is wrong with my FACTs

      Thanks

    • My statements about Masebo?

      My stripping of you as a phony?

      Which one be specific, you don’t sound clever anymore sadly?

      Hit the nail on the head

      Thanks

    • And oops what kind of a sane man, likes their own comment?

      That is just hitting the lowest ebb, and stop sweeping my pinpoint questions under the carpet and stop resorting to name calling, because you are not even good at that?
      I am happy for you to show me contempt, but please keep me interested and say something about my correction of your statement about Masebo?

      I know you are not as clever as i am but you should be smiling because you have got my attention 🙂

      Thanks

    • And oops what kind of a sane man, likes their own comment? Why do your rate your points up?
      That is just hitting the lowest ebb, and stop sweeping my pinpoint questions under the carpet and stop resorting to name calling, because you are not even good at that?

      I know you are not as clever as i am but you should be smiling because you have got my attention 🙂

      Thanks

    • Sorry Mushota i don`t have time to debate with you.But you have to know that i will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you. Now I know better ,otherwise apart from you being disgusting, irritating and stupid you’re actually quite okay.

    • And oops what kind of a sane man, likes their own comment? Why do your rate your points up?
      That is just hitting the lowest ebb, and stop sweeping my pinpoint questions under the carpet and stop resorting to name calling, because you are not even good at that?

      I know you are not as clever as i am but you should be smiling because you have got my attention 🙂

      I have been around here since 2007 on LT , and you know me, when were you born?

      Thanks

    • Please dont like, that would be a final nail…

      I notice you like your own comments, what kind of a man are you?

      Don’t run away your brought a knife to a gun fight

      You call this debating? You have my attention, you have done well.

      I am merely putting you in your place, Saulosi

      Thanks

    • Sorry ndobo unlike Saulosi wh half the time makes sense, sadly not only don’t you but you do not even know what a comma is.

      You are sadly not on my level, I have bigger fish to fry with Saulosi. With you I find you dull, and I am being mildly nice.

      I am not talking about you, I want Saulosi 🙂

      Thanks

    • Sylvia definitely has no legs to stand on now.

      The best she can do to retain some integrity is resign on her own, but Zambian politicians see nothing morally wrong in hanging onto positions when the writing is clearly on the wall.

      sorry Sylvia, you are hard working but you are not above the law.

      job welldone William Harrington. your perseverance and resilience are not in vain. you are a true patriot

    • Mushota you can`t put me in my place because you have just reactivated the old me.I stopped being sarcastic a long time ago but you have forced me to go back to my old ways.Man you can`t handle me.I know you are a man who tries to pretend to be a girl.By the way what a coincidence, you’ve the same name as my dog !

    • You have said that before, about me being a man, good

      You have a dog too?

      I thought that was a Muppet in your picture. You must have just come on LT, you are free to add me on my twitter and Facebook because you are resorting to nothing sensible.

      I am suddenly a troll, a man, someone needing medication, , a boy/girl/ what else? Sadly, I am not going to correct you because it will be silly from my end.

      Is your mother also a man?

      You didn’t answer why you like your own comments?and about masebo

      Thanks

    • @Mushota…Yes you are a man with a big pot belly,a stupid and insecure one for that matter.I don`t like my own comment Mr Moron wanna be woman.By the way i once added you on that fake Mushota Chimfwembe FB profile you created about a year ago,but i unfriended you within a day because i wouldn’t`t take your imaturity.Grow up man ! I bet it is testosterone doing this to you.

    • @I once added you but i unfriended you within a day because i couldn’t`t take your imaturity.Grow up man ! Yes i own a German Shepherd called Mushota.

    • You did well, at-least you know me, Sadly I don’t and there was a pot belly I had one day but unfortunately, it was one born out of love with someone that cares about me?

      I am trying to make sense of what you are saying, but I am going in circles
      testosterone? 🙂

      You haven’t answered of my questions and i did. I will remain this man that you think of , I am not about to suddenly educate you, its uncanny and unworthy from end.

      Mr moron? You sound upset? That was not the idea from my end sorry.
      Why don’t you answer my questions from this man creature you have created in your head?

      It looks like you have created this monster that needs to ‘grow up’ Grow up?

      I am doing my PhD and have a beautiful house and man, what else do i need/

      Thanks

    • Again you are scrapping the barrel of decency, you are resorting to things that are as imaginary as you would to fend me off?

      Look I have asked you questions that clearly, you have failed to answer partly because they were lies and secondly because I have disembarked this persona you have created that was only believed by you

      You can be anything you want, and you can make anything you want , make me a pot belly testerone man that was friends with you, nearly delusional and not even funny
      I am everything you can cal me, a dog, man , testosterone, he/she , troll, what else?

      I have asked you pertinent questions, that have not only exposed you sir, but have proved your limitations in thinking.

      You worry me!

      Thanks

    • You have asked nothing but crap Mr mushota.Remember on that fake FB profile of yours i was friends with there was a girl putting on a blue jeans in one of the photo`s.A light in complexion and slightly overweight girl.I could tell it was a false profile.You actually used that profile to even insult one girl called Cynthia Neal,remember ? I remember you writing on her FB status like “who do you think you are ?” Again you wrote on another one that “Quoting famous people will not make you appear intelligent,get a life.” By the way don`t worry about your stupidity.This is a free world ,people are allowed to feel anything so please don`t allow your stupidity to bring you down in any way.It is alright to feel stupid.I feel bad though because I overestimated the number of your brain cells.

    • What are you talking about?

      Remember what?

      You know the feeling when you are talking to someone who is speaking a language you don’t understand?

      You are mistaking me for someone that cares?

      Cynthia who? Are you crazy? I am going to bed, I thought you would atleast answer my questions, but sadly you are wide off the mark and i am now questioning your sanity about these people you are talking about?

      I wont get any answers from you, They say that two heads are better than one. In your case, one would have been better than none.

      Your conversation is like the waves of the sea. It makes me sick!

      This she boy testosterone whatever you call it, is going to bed now,

      Good night

      Thanks

    • You know don`t deny it Mr Mushota.She was one of the people who added you after you announced on LT that you had joined FB.Anyway you are just a waste of time and space.Actually the more I chat/blog with you the more I believe that birth control and abortion is a good thing.I used to be against abortion as a staunch catholic but looking at you i have now changed my opinion.Goodnight sir !

    • Funny part about all this fiasco is that, 95% of the people knew about such raw deals and turned a blind eye, had it not been for Harrington to have pushed hard, all these people coming out and flipping out on her, could have let it gone. So all you morons are just as guilty apart from Harrington who seem to be the only one with B***s! Damn am just loving 30seconds to marsYeahhh!!!

    • Team Saulosi here.This argument started on another thread.Check it out this is just a continuation.Looking forward for more tomorrow.

    • @Cindy the issue of Masebo is over. You better save your friend Mushota, lelo she has touched the UNTOUCHEABLES… Ba Ndobo & Saulosi Elf.
      On that I will act like President Mumba Malila. Malila for 2015 by-elections.

    • Who says she won’t survive? Only the accusers’ side of the story has been heard. Wait until you hear the respondent, before you can draw your conclusion.

    • Hey! I actually have all their albums (30 Seconds to Mars) plus the lead singer (Jared Leto) won an Oscar for his role in that Dallas First Buyers Club movie. Talented chap, great band! I find Mushota fascinating, a sort of enigma. He/She is like a horrific accident that you can’t look away from. It is good that she/he is part of and has been part of Lusaka times for years. Every blogging family needs a black sheep. That said and me being in a good mood and all, am feeling a lot of love today for EVERYONE from Haleisa Halenya, Pio, Luapula Premier, Gen & Saulosi and all the way to my pips Wanzelu, Ndobo and them. Still DO NOT like Sata AT ALL!!

    • On my score card, it’s the infamous Mushota scoring 278 vs. a paltry 17 by reknown Saulosi. Simply too many below the belt punches by Saulosi. When do we graduate from insults and engage each other purely on an intellectual platform? Man or woman, Mushota does here demonstrate to be a no mere push-over.

    • “…bringing a knife to a gun fight.” Knife or gun battle, Saulosi appears to be the ill-prepared and has been out-maneuvered by sleeky Mushota.

  1. Its time our leaders realise that its good to follow the law in everything they do. Its beta to consult if u re not sure. I feel sorry for Masebo but its good she is dancing to her own tune

  2. Masebo can post as many of her “self-soothing” Facebook posts about leadership and success deep down she knows she erred. This is the selfsame reason we need more William Harringtons to put these utterly greedy corrupt politicians in check.

  3. You see now when she honorably resigned Kabimba and Scott stepped in her way. Evidence is over whelming. The only reason this poor pawn is graced with embarrassment is because Kabimba refused to step aside during his probing. Anyway Kabimba/Scott will save her

  4. Well done Mumba Malila, for once you have shown patriotism to the public. Masebo should accept the wrong she entangled herself into because facts are there.
    Masebo is living life in denial and now, posterity is judging her harshly because of poor reasoning. No consultation but she was immersed in a knee jerk reactions of her hunger for power.
    Guilty as charged period.

    • Skeleton these are just allegation, are you judging her before she is found guilty?

      I think you have only heard one side of the story!

      Thanks

    • why wait for a tribunal? He has no guts to stand Masebo! what a shame. He was also in support of the tribunal if not the driver.

    • Mushota,
      Yes I am. I personally know Mr Matokwane who was fired by Ms Masebo. I know Mr Harrington as well, I have heard the stories from the duo, they are children of the womb.
      Seriously Mushota, when one does wrong, its best to accept, taking full responsibility of one’s mistakes and apologize.
      She had no authority whatsoever of firing Matokwane and the ZAWA board. She messed up alot of families due to her selfish motives. How can people forgive, reconcile and move on if we don’t acknowledge our wrongs?
      You must know better in your neck of the woods how the rule of law is respected and no one is above it. Its the likes of Masebo disnaturing this country, so is she jeopardizing women’s future for leadership esp in states like Zed where there’s gender inequities.
      She was wrong.

  5. If this testimony from one of their own won’t find Masebo guilty, then I don’t what would. This is the strongest and clearest evidence yet by WH that could even be used against any subsequent Lady Masebo defence. Good on you AG! You can still salvage some of that lost integrity, hoping there is still a little bit left to salvage.

    • But the question that begs to be asked is this: When did the grand office of the Attorney-General find out Masebo did not have the authority to act as she did ? And when it did, what was done about it? As far as I can tell, nothing was done to correct the situation, otherwise we wouldn’t find ourselves with a tribunal today. So, in my opinion Malila is just as culpable as Masebo, if not even more so than her because he is supposed to advise people like Masebo to stick to the letter of tghe law. Both don’t deserve to hold the positions they hold, never mind their appointing munshololwa.

  6. 1. If it’s proved beyond doubt that she cancelled the contract as alleged then she has been nailed to the cross.

    2. If she is proved to have fired ZAWA officers, then she is nailed again.

    But most importantly is the POWER that the PRESIDENT has in all dealings.

    If it’s proved it was under the instruction of the HEAD of STATE that directed her to CANCEL and FIRE ZAWA officers, i see a situation where she survives this.

    • *Kasuba,
      If president Sata sends you to murder a RB, who is responsible or gulty for the offence ?
      Its you dear and Sata just manipulated you to commit a crime of which, he might refute his involvements. If your father tells you to kill your family, who is committing the direct assault and murder?
      See, Judge and Act the the 3 steps the wise attest to. Consider the consequences and don’t sheepishly ACT and THINK LATER.
      If so, why didn’t they say all along? that it was HE, Sata who authorized her to do so, knowing very well, according to the codes, Masebo had no right and should have diligently consulted from the AG or the former Tourism ministers.
      Don’t cover a lie with lies, and wake up from your slumber.
      When will you (most Zambians) stop defending lies?

  7. Check this:

    1. There was no board at the time…
    2. The ‘fired’ people agreed to mutually leave and were paid off in full…so not fired in the real sense.
    3. Forgotten my third point….

  8. mune Saulosi, how old are you?
    going by your post you are in the same age as ndobo, and ndobo can’t be morethan 35years. Saulosi you are dull my friend, same us notradamus.

  9. Malupenga, no wonder his lips are also reddening like those of Kabimba, they licked something from a diseased sour p.ussy that will only lead them to one destination, the grave. “Ona lilulu la kaloyawe le mubona le, kona le neli isize nwanyi kwa litindi! Wena lisa wa libona fo kusweu kuli la nyafuta siyanga siinda mashela mukulu ku milalelo kono wena kona u bata ku yowana mwateni, bukuba!

  10. It looks like another bye election, this time in Chongwe, is materializing! Humulumendo Humukali Haleisa Haleisa!

  11. On a different note, looks like the lady in the photo is lusting for the AG. I don’t think I have forgotten my second point.

  12. LT where is my post. I wrote, On a different note, looks like the lady in the photo is lusting for the AG. I don’t think I have forgotten my second point.

  13. So these pipo wants our sylvia masebo out because she is against their stupid plans of allowing this bogus australian company to start fake minining in lower zambezi national park. We say no to any mining in. Lower zambezi national park viva masebo

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