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Kabimba should be probed over the K200 million paid to his law firm by the Justice Ministry-Kapita

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PF SG and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba
PF SG and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba

UPND vice president Richard Kapita has said that Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba should be prosecuted if it is established that he influenced the payment of K200 million to his law firm by his ministry when it was not on the list of beneficiaries.

According to Auditor-General’s report Kabimba’s firm WM Kabimba and Company was paid the money without justification as it was not among beneficiaries.

Permanent Secretary in the ministry Joseph Akafumba was at pains to explain how Kabimba’s company found itself on the list of beneficiaries when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee a fortnight ago.

Akafumba also had difficulties to state whether or not Kabimba influenced payment of the money.

He told the committee that the ministry paid Kabimba’s law firm because the payment was long overdue and no other company was affected by the payment.

But Auditor General Anna Chifungula interjected and said it was not true that the payment did not affect other payments, especially companies which were on the waiting list for a long time.

And UPND vice president Richard Kapita said that the payment was irregular and it was therefore important to investigate whether or not Kabimba had influence over the matter.

Kapita said that Kabimba ought to have known that his law firm was not on the list of immediate beneficiaries and allowing such payments to go through was total abuse of office, a matter which if prosecuted could send him to prison,

He said that it was not true that the Ministry of Justice effected the payment to Kabimba’s law firm without bowing down to pressure from the head of the ministry when the company was not on the list of companies to be paid.

Kapita said that Zambians had the right to know whether or not Kabimba did or did not influence the payment of money to his company.

“It is a challenge I am posing to the Anti- Corruption Commission and other security agencies to help Zambians know the truth by investigating this matter. We are not witch hunting Kabimba but the general feeling is that Kabimba could have influenced the payment to his company,” said Kapita.

33 COMMENTS

    • @wesu, with due respect, I believe the crux of the matter here is that monies were paid irregularly, and the principal custodian of that report (the AG) has pointed out that this affected OTHER companies. I doubt this has anything to do with politics. We just need to know the truth and whether or not this “irregularity” is justifiable. After that someone can or cannot be fired…

    • Can some one explain why this money was paid to WM Kabimba’s law firm in the firest place. K200 million kwacha is a lot of money.

    • Masebo was fired for not exercising collective responsibility over the Lower Zambezi Mining Project. She went out to show the country she was not part of that decision to award mining rights to some company. She blundered again when she implicated the President in the Zawa tribunal, a case which appeared to be going her way. In short she presented herself as untrustworth to the appointing authority.

    • Why are people hounding Mr Kabimba
      Who despite the trying times of the media and PF thugs his dignity
      Has remained intact

      There is no evidence against ANYTHING. Leave him to do the job you
      Asked him to as the CEO of the government, Party and Ministerial acumen

      The campaign by the media and most of all you that have so much negative to say about this gigantic man is shameful
      At the very least

      Grow up and support, a rare breed of a prime example of what a leader should be. His experience alone warrants to at least succeed the president

      These are just facts we are caring to ignore now – Shame

      Thanks

    • Mr Kapita please give us more info about the services for which Kabimba was paid 200million Kwacha in just two years. That is £22 million which even the best barister and QC here in the UK can just dream of.

      This seriously this needs to be investigated thoroughly. People ‘s salaries are not paid on time, projects have stalled due to lack of funds and yet Kabimba is being paid £22 million is a short period of time. I wonder how much Sata and Chikwanda have paid them selves so far apart from the K1.5 billion allocated to Kaseba.

      PF are thieves for sure. If we sit by and do nothing, then our country be heavily indebted because PF are borrowing left right and centre to put money in their pocket.

      £22 MILLION I am shocked. So kabimba is worth more than £34Million in just two years.

  1. SO KABIMBA ALSO HAS A LAW FIRM, WHO DOES HE REPRESENT IN THE COURTS OF LAW ANYWAY? I HEAR HE HAS NEVER WON ANY CASE DURING HIS ENTIRE LEGAL LIFE……SO WHO CAN DARE GO HIRE SUCH A LWAYER

    • Don’t be Naïve man. A lawyer can make money just by a mare handshake. Next a lawyer says hi to you be careful how you respond, or you ll be hit with a bill which will haunt you for life.

    • @morals
      who is mushota? are you refering to this homo always on internet who migrated to Glasgow because of the ‘behind’ (not the front)?

  2. The story is so incomplete also. As @Obatala has asked what services was government paying for? How many companies were above Kabimba’s company on the list? How do we have a company owned by a head of the procuring organisation provide services with such consummate easy. The whole thing stinks of corruption and unfortunately this is our money.

    • these are monies meant for the retirees and retrenchees from the civil service. this money should have gone to that lady lawyer i.e. nelly mutti, who has been slapped with forgery charges.

  3. Is it K200m re-based, as in K200bn old currency? If so then how and why? If not only K200,000 re-based, still a lot of money but can easily be justified.

  4. UPND you are very much scared with Wynter because is very smart .You know very well that is a possible successor of president Sata nowander is always in mouth and mind.He gives you sleepless nights. We know it very well.

    • Far from it. The fear is imagining what will become of Zambia if Kabimba became H.E. Look at how drunk he is with power already. Give a man kachasu who is already drunk with tujilijili. What do you expect?

  5. Kabimba is untouchable.
    He knows it
    The powers that be know it
    The prosecuting agencies know it
    So, Know it also.

  6. Please at the moment we are just wasting time talking about Kabimba and others. The best time is after election in 2016 and that if Pf loses, then u can prosecute Mr. kabimba if he really has the case to answer and not at the moment. I ve surrendered waiting until that time, God willing.

    These leaders what am asking them is when u are leading this country take into account of our children who are growing now to better up things for them. They will never have any Zambia but this country. a child who is in grade one how do u want to leave this country for them? Pls i beg u have mercy for these children. Work as if you were working to feed your family at ur homes or work as if you need money to pay for your child who is on the sick bed at the point of dying. and u need to find money.

  7. The problem is why he accepted a payment which was not worth having, he never deserved? K 200 000 is a lot of money. Kwacha going up…..

  8. Assist us pliz Kabimba should be caged. Is doing more harm to the country than good. The cartel they have formed if let go Zambia will be destroyed

  9. WHO IS PROTECTING KABIMBA W

    THE PF AND PRESIDENT SATA MICHEAL CHILUFYA MUST KNOW THAT OVER PROTECTING KABIMBA IS COSTING HIM AND THE PF FORTUNES OF BEING RE ELECTED HENCE BEING CONFIRNED TO ONE TERM GOVERNMENT. THE AUDITOR REPORT HAS RAISED A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE OF DECEIT AND FRAUD. COULD LAZ AND PARLIARMENT TAKE UP THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY. WHY HAS THE AUDITOR GENERAL NOT GIVEN POWERS TO PROSECUTE OFFENDERS. IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY EVIDENT THAT THE AG REPORTS IS TREATED LIKE AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE. AS A COUNTRY WE MUST NOT ALLOW SUCH A TREND TO CONTINUE UNCHECKED. VIVA HH. VIVA UPND. WE KNOW THAT YOUR TURN HAS COME TO RULE THIS COUNTRY. NEVER BE CARRIED AWAY BY THE PEOPLE WITHOUT A VISION AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA OF IMPROVING THIS ECONOMY. ALL WE ARE SEEING TO DAY OPPRESSION,ETC

  10. We are await for bells to ring wen Red LIps will be roasted for his misdeeds. This man has done more harm to Zambia than FTJ Chiluba . He is the biggest thug in the land at the moment.

  11. That is why we ‘re crying for a New constitution, because some of thes cases the Auditor’s office could be dealing wth them rather than waiting for ba ACC pf carder & also waiting for someone to leave office & then prosecute.

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