Acting President Guy Scott
Acting President Guy Scott

ACTING President Guy Scott has pardoned former minister of Defence George Mpombo and former deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Stephen Masumba and immediately released them from prison.

Commissioner of Prisons Percy Chato said in an interview yesterday that Dr Scott has pardoned Mr Masumba and Mr Mpombo under a presidential amnesty.

“The Acting President has constitutional powers to commute the remainder of the sentences as a gesture for good behaviour while in custody,” he said.
Mr Chato said Mr Masumba was released yesterday from Mwembeshi Maximum Prison, while Mr Mpombo was released from Lusaka Central Prison commonly known as Chimbokaila.

He said Mr Masumba, who is Mufumbwe member of Parliament (MP), and Mr Mpombo are among the 10 prisoners released under presidential amnesty while the rest are from Kabwe female prison.

Meanwhile, efforts to get a comment from Mr Masumba proved futile while Mr Mpombo’s phone was answered by his daughter, who said her father was driving and could not make a comment over his release.

Mr Mpombo was serving a 9-month jail sentence for theft by public servant, forgery and uttering a false document.

The three counts of forgery, uttering false documents and theft of public funds amounted to K18,000, which related to his failure to retire imprest.

In Mr Masumba’s case, the Lusaka High Court upheld a 12-month sentence slapped on him by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court for using a fraudulent accounting diploma to get a job.

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    • 24 days left until PF is democratically kicked off!
      A Hero of Humanity is now what the people need and want.
      Release the Barotseland political prisoners and not these fraudulent jambalayas of Masumba and Mpombo.
      24 days, 24 days of confusion and violence left when PF will be disposed of by a Hero of Humanity.
      The drunkenness of PF Kuya Bebele, tired of these nincompoops without vision. Yazanda PF, a gesture to fired nurses and criminals is desperation to the dying Proven Failures of Edgar Muhammad Lungu.
      A drunkard to be president is a joke that even the mad person would become sound just to laugh at the gullible cadres.
      24 days left and counting down, PF Kuyabebele!
      The Skeleton Key,
      ~206~

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    • Lusaka Times, your heading should have been , “Convicted Criminals to Beef up PF Campaigns”….that is Zambia for you, seems there is a different path for politicians. For Justice in Zambia please vote for HH

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    • Somebody help me, I honestly need some clarity over Masumba’s case.
      I thought Masumba had apealed to the supreme court and he is awaiting the ruling.
      Did he withdraw the appeal or can the President pardon a convict pending appeal?
      What happens to the Mufumbwe seat now?

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    • @Nostradamus
      thanks bro, the bottle of tequila you sent has arrived,,,, am on my way to my president`s residence (presido mpombo) with the same bottle,,,, we are going to chat the way forward,,, well timed bro!!

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    • UPND CADRE FROM NGOMBE

      what’s the meaning of ingombe ilede?

      You sound like UPND Cadre from Pemba district.

      2015 vote PF ( Edgar )

      I thank you

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    • It’s onlyfair to release George Mpombo for misappropriation of funds bcs the chief mis appropriators of client funds was forgiven recently and is now the candidate for the presidency. He is joining people misappropriating RDA funds to win elections through btibery

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    • IMAGINE WRONG TIMING BA GUY SCOTT,IN ZAMBIA YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A NAME LAUGHING STOCK ZAMBIA.
      THE DUO HAVE BN RELEASED ON CONDITION THAT THEY CAMPAIGN FOR PF AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE NOT BITTER GUYS SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND DONT VOTE FOR PF .
      YOU DROP THE CASE FOR MUTETEKA AS WELL AND PARDON ALL PRISONERS IN JAIL PLEASE .

      CI RB COME OUT IN THE OPEN IWE AND DENY THAT YOU NEVER HELD ANY MEETING WITH YOUR EASTERN MPS AND NEC TO TELL THEM THAT THEY SHOULD ENDORSE LUNGU,CI OLD MAN DO YOU REALY THINK DONT HIDE PUMBAFU IWE WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT TRUTHFUL AT ALL.
      YOU HAVE INSTRUCTED YOUR MPS LIKE
      VINCENT MWALE (THOT THIS MAN IS A CLEVER MAN TO NOT SUPPORT A CLUELESS LEADER),MUTOLO PHIRI ,KAINGU NOT A FACTOR NWAY IN WP,SIMBAO RUBBISH

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    • @Ndobo you so much welcome bro. And congratulations your presido is free now. We will lobby Mambilima to allow Mpombo to file his nominations for Jan 20th.
      Rejoice, Guy Scott is a good man indeed.

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    • Katondo boys…

      Unlike you, i was not conceived on the streets of katondo and katunjila in broad day light.

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  1. Are you F##king kidding me? So you are free to commit crime as long as you belong to a ruling party? LAZ where are you? can you do something to change this criminal move

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    • DOES MPOMBO BELONG TO PF I WONDER? IN ANY CASE DR SCOTT HAS THE POWERS TO PARDON ANY CRIMINSAL. IN FACT MASUMBA AND MPOMBO ARE NOT SERIOUS CRIMINALS.

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  2. I have started liking GUY SCOT it seems he is a better leader than SATA.Sata’s problem was that he was blinded by tribalism and thats why cases for katele,chungu and other characters from the northern region(luapula,muchinga and northern prv) have stalled.

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  3. THIS IS GOOD NEWS. I GREATLY MISSED GEORGE MPOMBO’S ENTERTAINMENT OF BOMBASTIC ENGLISH. I AM HAPPY ABOUT THIS. I ALSO MISSED THE YOUNG POLITICIAN’S (MASUMBA) EASY MIXING WITH PEOPLE ON THE GRASSROOT’S LEVEL. THEY ARE BOTH SUPER IN THEIR OWN RIGHTS. THANKS DR GUY SCOTT FOR THIS GREAT GESTURE.

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  4. Masumba’s case was very serious, he doesn’t deserve to be released this soon! The boy is also very arrogant and has never shown any remorse for what he did. He still points his finger at other people including the judiciary for his incarceration and only Scott knows what good behavior the childish boy exhibited while in jail! Am sure even the Judges are not happy with this Muzungu who tends to have insatiable appetite for making wild decisions!

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    • @6 PLEASE DON’T CALL GUY SCOTT, MUZUNGU. EVERY ZAMBIAN AND BEYOND KNOWS THAT GUY SCOTT IS NOT ONLY A WHITEMAN BUT SCOTISH BY ORIGIN BUT A FULL ZAMBIAN. PLEASE, AVOID BEING TRIBAL AND RACIAL. THERE ARE SO MANY NOUNS TO ADDRESS GUY SCOTT WITH. HE IS OUR (ACTING) PRESIDENT, HE HAS A NAME GUY SCOTT OR YOU CAN SIMPLY CALL HIM GUY, HE WOULDN’T MIND OR MR SCOTT IF YOU FEEL JEALOUS ABOUT HIS THIRD ACADEMIC DEGREE OR JUST PRESIDO. PLEASE, STOP REMINDING ESPECIALLY US ZAMBIANS ABOUT THE SKIN COLOUR OF OUR PRESIDENT. WE KNOW. SUPPOSING GUY ADDRESSED YOU OR ANY ZAMBIAN AS BLACK. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR REACTION?

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  5. Now we looking for endorsements from criminals directly from prison. Sad day for justice. I liked Scott, but not on this one.

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  6. Number 4 you contradict yourself in claiming sata was blinded by tribalism yet you mention his tribal men case are still in court. So if sata was tribal why didn’t he let loose Katele and others who are his tribal men. You are the most tribal person I have met. Most of the people who talk about tribal are tribal themselves.

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    • Read the article again. Dr Scott released eight(8) women too. This is justice of the highest order. What more do you want?

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  7. this is fantabulous for the gigantic leader who is so pombostic in his endevourous to the well being of the flock.WELCOME MR MPOMBO AND ONE MASUMBA.JOIN THE WINNING TEAM PF.TO GUY SCOOT I SALUTE YOU.VOTE PF 2015.

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  8. This is a brilliant christmas gift to the families…. prison is not an easy place. Now Guy Scott is doing great!!!! Viva Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Wina azalila. The power of incumbency…. Mwaunfwa. The muzungu warned you. Dont think you are alone in the race. Now HH has no energy. Ba Maureen mwamona¿¿¿ wrong choice. Chi RB na Dorah good timing

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  9. Mpombo has endorsed EL. Masumba is campanign manager to NW. These are part of realese conditions for these two.

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    • guys u are day dreaming for NWP.
      Masumba is just a nobody .
      can be 100 masumbaz but mark my word NWP is hhhhh

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  10. Goerge mpombos early release shows that he is
    espelicious and exemplinification of contemporary superlatives.

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  11. Masumba and Mombo should not have been released as they are fraudsters as leaders they should have shown exemplary behaviour any in Zambia thieves are heroes

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  12. Well we’ll soon learn the truth for the release of Masumba and Mpombo if not to beef up the PF campaign! However aren’t there others not close to PF that could also have benefitted or is it there are others released the same time but are not of public interest as that of Masumba and Mpombo? Hope the release is not for pecuniary advantage

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    • Why don’t you people like reading. The article clearly states that 10 others were pardoned. Don’t just read headlines. Read the whole story pilizi napapata!

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    • ON CONDITION THAT THEY CAMPAIGN FOR HHHHH
      MWAUMFWA.NORMAL PERSON CAN ENTERTAIN THE SINKING BOAT MOREOVER A GOVT THAT HAS NO MORALS NO WONDER WE ARE STILL BACKWARDS RELEASING PIPO FOR POLITAL GAIN

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  13. If elections were held today, Christmas day 2014 and if 2,539,925 people voted, which is nearly equally to the number of people that voted in 2011, 1,366,737 (53.81%) would vote UPND country wide and 880,087 (32.1%) would vote PF and 208,275 would vote MMD and 3.3% would vote FDD with a negligible NAREP % therein, therefore the current opinion poll based on 50 sampled registered voters in each of the 10 [provinces by province weight of voter numbers and with a margin of error of +- 3% results are as follows: Lusaka HH-44%, EL-44%NM-9%, EN-3%, Luapula HH-33%, EL- 59%, NM-13%, EN- 5%, Northern HH-30%, EL-58%, NM-10%, EN-10%, Muchinga HH-29%, EL-52%, NM-12%, EN-4%, Central HH- 54%, EL-34%, NM- 11%, EN-1%,Eastern HH-61%, EL-35%, NM-3%,EN-1%, Southern HH-89%, EL-6%, NM4%, EN-1%, Western HH-76%,

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  14. And this is the PF you want in power back. This is really taking zambian pipe for granted.

    You might as well pardon kanene

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  15. scot has started thinking now.the evil spirit was casted out in Jesus name by Bishops.

    GO GO PF
    HH is weeping

    U are crying over service chiefs
    cry cry again ,under five
    By the way HH ,how many positions have u held in Govt. before .
    Ans NONE,
    AAAAAHHHHHH But u want to be President ???????
    Anyway try next jubilee,50 years from now
    Why do win in southern province only ??
    Ans HH “am tribalism” wrong english

    NEXT

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  16. those two fraudstars should have finnished doing their time! Scott is making a joke of our justice system!

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  17. With or without criminals…HH forward. We already decided and waiting for 20th January 2015. Nsanda and RDA scandals will dance pelete. HH the economic manager not ka Lungu “fallen” chagwa” Chakolwa

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  18. Well done Guy Scott!you’re now my darling!we need Hon.Stephen Masumba to campaign for EL in North Western and George Mpombo to do the same in Ndola rural where HH hopes for votes!THINGS KEEP ON GETTING BETTER AND BETTER FOR EDGAR LUNGU!UPND is lost in the bush!so expect more tears from these cry babies!GO PF GO AND VIVA EL!

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    • Any percuniarly advantage for PF will results in these two being rejailed once PF is voted out of power. Anyway these two criminals have no more influence where they come from as convicts. People on the copperbelt and Northwestern province have already decided to vote for HH and no wonder the panic on Guy Scot. The release of these two has no bearing on the welfare of the people where they come from and will change anything.It is called desperation on part of PF.

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  19. This is sad. That People who have been or are parliamentarians will get less punishment or will be pardoned too easily cast a dark cloud on the need to fight corruption, to deter the would be offenders among public leaders esp politicians. The fact that masumba could not even be forced to resign shows you the level of commitment there is attached fighting & eliminating the scourge. That individuals who knew what they were doing was a serious offence could avoid appropriate punishment but allow petty offenders to cloud the prisons is serious corrupt thinking. Am shocked at how shallow Scott’s thinking can be.

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    • I concur. I think when it comes to corrupt Publc Servants it were better to relieve the President the powers to pardon such individuals.

      Instead, It would be better to copy the American Presidential pardoning of Turkeys from the Oven by releasing them!

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  20. Well, I guess it’s good Mr Masumba has been relieved for lying on his CV. But of course the most important thing was that he was a YOUNG man who had since moved on to represent his people. To destroy a young life is not good, but he has been saved by being taught a lesson which must serve him to never repeat his error and be clean handed in public office. Of course we should hold our breath…..he might yet commit another offence…..nooooo possibly not!!

    But seriously, Scott should have concentrated on releasing long term ‘common people’ prisoners. It’s wrong to release public servants who have have actually stolen public funds. Don’t know which direction we are going! We want to stop corruption not reward it short commuted sentences.

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  21. Fraudsters are those who sold out mines for a song. Mwanawasa sold KCM to some Indians for nothing, that is fraud.

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  22. I don’t know about marimba but mpombo should have ordered to pay back the money. Marimba should have served his sentence. But check on tax dodgers and Zambian diplomats abroad stealing tax payers money.

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  23. I thought Scott was a man who was so upright when it came to dealing with vices such as corruption, but after this I have my doubts! As public servants those two were suppose to serve their full sentences so that would be offenders who hold public offices can take a leaf from the two I.diots!

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  24. Mpombo should shake his fragilea with guy and wark his appendice for the tune is danceable. We missed your jovial mood and your extensive vocabulary. I buff my hat to Scott.thanks

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  25. Better I continue pay tax to the South Sudanese , Ugandan and Kenyan. I hate the idiocy in Zambia. Dollar our savoiur

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  26. THIS IS TOTALLY RUBBISH BA GUY SCOTT,YOU HAVE RELEASED THEM ON CONDITION THAT THEY CAMPAIGN FOR PF WHO DOESNOT KNOW YOU GUYS.
    WRONG TIMING BA GUY SCOTT .

    MASUMBA BEING MASUMBA CAN DO THAT BUT MPOMBO AM SURE WILL THINK TWICE NWAY MONEY IS SWEET THESE GUYS WILL FORGET EVERYTHING AND START PRAISING PF SURE NOT IN AMILLION IF IT WAS ME AND MY FAMILY CANT.

    THIS IS BACKSTABBING FOR THE JUDICIARY ,WHAT ABOUT A POOR MAN WITH NO REPRESENTATION .
    PF YOU ARE ROTTEN

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  27. @Skeleton in your cupboard that is the reason you will never go to plot one. Every Zambian knows your evil intentions and heart.

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  28. Swebo as died hard UPND we don’t care what Scott says or does, reconciliation, pardoning prisoners, even talking about the Itezhi Tezhi hydro power project, even if he says PF should be careful because they can lose. That is mere politicking. His wife Charlotte was this wee around 19 hours seen in the company our strongman Garry Nkombo and another person, driving land cruisers reg nos. ALE 5934 and ALE 6000 at Chit-Chat Lodge along Omelo Mumba Road in Rhodespark Lusaka.

    Is Charlotte spying on us, for Lungu and her husband Scott? There are some under currents in PF and Charlotte might be scheming something big which could work against our party, because already PF has gained so much momentum we are fearing for a sure LOSS. Ba HH please things are not good on the ground.

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  29. Ba Guy Scott nabo tababa straight. He did this only for Mpombo and Masumba to campaign for PF.
    Ati I want to ensure clean and fair and corrupt free campaigns, and will not allow PF to abuse government resources. And the first things he does is to abuse ZANIS public address system at Edgar’s nomination, next he flies out to campaign in Kabwe with Edgar, next he is flying all over zambia with PF officials campaigning. Open your eyes Zambians, Guy Scott is the real donchi kubeba, chief liar for PF, even surpassing the cobra itself.

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  30. The release of the two VERY IMPORTANT fraudsters by the Acting President is GOOD at law but NONSENSE justice! My foot!

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  31. Our beloved Party UPND is in deep troubles. You cant post wild projections such as 58% for HH. Why are we so dull and fail to see LUNGU gaining so much ground. Old women and men on great north road in Katuba area spreading PF vitenges just to welcome LUNGU. Where are our members? I thought HH would have it easy when campaigns started but suddenly LUNGU has become so powerful on the ground we have been reduced to small things politically.

    These funny alliances with Maureen, Mutati, Andrew Banda, and all will cost us dearly on 20th January. When the money finishes and if we lose the political prostitutes will run away from HH….If HH loses I am standing as President in 2016. I need your VOTE. Bweengwa Brian. Kalomo.

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  32. Re arrest them and commit them back to prison after 24 days. There are just common dishonest criminals who do not serve Presidential pardon. Guy obviously has serious dementia issues and is not fit to act in that capacity.

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  33. UPND PETAUKE RALLY
    My colleagues on the ground in Eastern Province have reported that Our beloved UPND held a rally in Petauke, and tried to have another one in Katete. They say two people from MMD a Mr. Miti Alexander and Lameck Mangani are getting money pretending to campaign for HH. I am told both rallies were not so good as PF and MMD supporters were allover and our members could not even manage to put posters although there were a few at Nyimba. Why are we allowing MMD rejects to become close to HH?

    All these tribalsmen Ba HH should not be trusted, including Maureen Mwanawasa and company, they want kulya mali yesu kwamana. I am told HH is holding a rally in Chipata today. Eastern is so sealed with PF and MMD we just have to pray to God for this one…God be with great UPND!

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