Former First Lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa
Former First Lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa

THE Lusaka High Court has ordered former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa and five others to pay back over K1.2 million they received through a non-governmental organisation the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN) for HIV/AIDS-related activities which they have failed to account for.

This is in a matter in which ZNAN sued Dr Mwanawasa and five others for failure to account for a K1.25 million grant given to the Maureen Mwanawasa Community Initiative (MMCI).

The six are Dr Mwanawasa, Noreen Mapala, Wright Mumeka, Sam Mundia, Simon Sakala and Rosario Fundanga who are all trustees for the non-governmental organisation (NGO) which was founded by Dr Mwanawasa in 2002.

When the matter came up on Tuesday for the final judgment in default of defence before Lusaka High Court deputy registrar Charles Zulu, the court ordered the six to pay interest on all the sums due as well as costs of and incidental to the proceedings.

In its statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, ZNAN demanded that the six MMCI trustees pay back the K1.25 million they got from the organisation which they failed to account for.

ZNAN further stated that the six trustees have declined to refund the money despite them having been served with several reminders as well as a letter of summons from the High Court.

The organisation, through its lawyers, claimed that it has suffered loss and damage and further asked the court to grant it any relief that it may deem fit.

ZNAN was a principal recipient of the grants administered on behalf of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria.

It received about US$36.01 million and the MMCI applied to access part of the funds to use on people living with HIV and AIDS and to facilitate the development of life skills in young people to reduce their vulnerability to infection with HIV.

Other programmes the funds were applied for are to facilitate voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), prevention of mother-to -child transmission as well as to support orphans and vulnerable people in societies, among other key programmes.

But in 2010, the Global Fund Office of the Investigator General conducted an audit of MMCI in relation to the funds it received from ZNAN and discovered irregularities on the part of the NGO in that it mismanaged or misappropriated K1.25 million on unsupported expenditures.

A report was issued by the Global Fund Office of the Investigator General in October 2010, in which it recommended the recovery of the funds.

ZNAN stated in its statement of claim that the office of the Inspector General of Police was also engaged to investigate the matter but the MMCI failed to furnish the investigation team from the Zambia Police Service supporting documents for the purported expenditures of the money received from it.

Through its advocates, ZNAN has written to the MMCI to refund the money but the latter has failed or declined to pay back the claimed money.

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147 COMMENTS

    • ..and she is thirsty for more, sloring herself to UNDP and falsely accusing Zambia of being a fallen nation when she is the only one who has fallen…..

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    • I imagine UPND will come out to defend her or indeed attempt to “distance themselves from this shamed political prostitute”.
      My voice has been “let’s join hands in condemning political prostitution and those parties that are accepting these very prostitutes”.
      That is the only way Zambia will “cleanse herself” from these rascals all claiming to want to bring development to Zambia when infact they want to develop their own pockets.
      UPND had credibility but the “embrassing” of opposition ministers, an act it vehemently condemned only a few months ago, has pulled up the veil for all to see its true colours. Even Daniel Munkombwe is making it to the front podium at a UPND rally.
      How then can HH claim that UPND is a principled party and different from PF or the MMD?

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    • Your Vodgar stole clients money and was even black listed by LAZ for a long period, Maureen and others didn’t steal but they have simply not accounted for it.

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    • And this Maureen Kakobo or Kabuko whatever she goes by has been appointed as the face of UPND. You are unfaithful in small things, you cannot be trusted with the country.

      Listening to her talk show on QFM this week was a total shame. She is dangerously dull to say the least to the point that she cannot deliver any argument with coherence or free of grammatical craters. How did Rusangu university dress such person a degree? Cornelius Mweetwa could have done a better job on air. What has HH found in this lady to make her the party face saver?

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    • “Don’t worry my son,” Mwango said. “I worry more about you my children than myself. I’ve lived on earth long enough. It’s your turn now. The future is in your hands.”

      “No, dad, my future is in your hands. Just as you’ve paved my past years, you can do it again this January.”

      “What do you mean?”

      “You should go in the voting booth and vote for me,” Chileshe said.

      “I still don’t understand. You are not standing for anything.”

      “I am. One of the candidates on the ballot paper is me. I’m the one with a vision. If you see a Lungu in me, vote for me not because I belong to Sata’s party, and wish to carry his legacy and vision, but because I have my own vision. If I don’t, don’t. If you see a Hichilema in me, don’t vote for me because I am Tonga. Vote for me because I have a vision…

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    • Nubian Princes is always jealous of successful women. It always puzzles me. In a man’s world, like the one we live in, isn’t it better for women to pull together and stick together. These failures who live here in the USA like Nubian are one of the main reasons Zambia will never become civilized. Ms. Mwanawasa is an accomplished lawyer and there are very few on this blog who can match are whits or her credentials. Learn to celebrate successful women and not demonizing them. VIVA HH incoming President, you are in our prayers!! Jesus is Lord!!

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    • EL did not misappropriate the client’s money as insinuated and cheaply politicized. The only sin EL committed was to have fearlessly defended Mr. Sata as his lawyer at the peak of persecutions. Everyone was scared of defending Sata because the state was targeting such lawyers.

      To all trolls talking out of their ignorance as they cannot even identify the so called client. Some of us know the lady very well who sought legal services from EL lead lawyer at Andrew Masiye and partners. Unfortunately, she had no money to pay for the legal services. She entered into an agreement that the fees should be deducted from the compensation on winning the case. Exactly the law firm deducted its fees with balance paid to her. Poor lady was used by the SD to turn around against EL.

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    • This is a disgrace! Failing to account for and misappropriating money meant for HIV/AIDS patients says enough about the character of this Women. Politics aside, she has to pay back that money and if she doesn’t ballifs should be engaged. UPND must really be desperate to consort with her as a key campaign figure for HH. HH should not underestimate the damage this is cause to his campaign. #Paybackthemoney

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    • @ Brenda Mwelwa: They should be able to account for the money. If the money is no longer in the bank it means it has been spent on budgeted items for which supporting documentation (invoices) should be furnished, it’s that simple. If they can’t to do that it can be assumed the money is still unspent and must be paid back.

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    • Look at everyone who is on the PF campaign team starting with Edgar Lungu (stole client’s money and LAZ cancelled his license), Rupiah Banda (oh! Millions of dollars with his sons), Brian Hapunda (cheap conman), Xavier Chungu (Millions of dollars with FTJ), Willie Nsanda (maybe a billion US dollars from RDA), etc.

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    • Fear is gripping PF highly and desperation is the case. EL stole money from a client and RB the most corrupt leader Zambia ever had is dinning with them without mentioning anything. This is a witch hunt tactic which wont help them. PF has already lost this election.

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    • @bauze,People on this site are busy talking about bembas yet the one standing is from the east.We had RB and now Lungu,and UPND?Bring back Sakwiba sikota and i will definetly vote for you.UPND was ok untill Mazoka died and your HH took over based on tribal line.Untill you remove this tag,UPND will never rule this great nation.

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    • The fact the Unreasonable People Never Deliver (upnd) has chosen her to be its face speaks volume of how public reasons will be mismanaged.

      Akainde already has a gigantic collar of mistrust with public resources hanging around his neck following his mafiaso and freemasonic auction of public enterprises to himself.
      His treacherous tandem now include the likes of mwaanga, dipak, katele, GBM

      Maureen Kakubo is not only extremely selfish but also covertly and overtly maneuvered and manipulated Levy into making tribal appointments creating the infamous family tree. She is conflict-ridden, an avowed tribalist, awfully divisive and a proven danger to the wellbeing of our country just like the cacophonous and demagogic facade of a party she is associated with now

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    • This is a tip of the iceberg. It is this Maureen who forced Mr. Fundanga through Magande to pay 2 million dollars to Maureen for treatment of her husband when he was admitted in Paris. She chewed the money while the bills for Mr. Mwanawasa were paid by the French government.
      She was a part of the cartel, remember her visiting and pleading with Post proprietor to tone down on HH?

      Zambians vote wisely. These swindlers will go scot free if HH comes to power. Maureen owes ZNAN K6,000,000 with interest and BOZ (Theft from government) with interest K25,000,000.

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    • Heartless woman she was on QFM radio just few days ago and she was busy impersonating speaking on behalf of poor Zambians when she is a cold blooded mambala who benefited from HIV/AIDS money. Arrest because she does not want to repent.

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    • No wonder she is so desperate on UPND ,hoping she will be given a job.I knew most endorsements were out of desperation. Even Mutati is the bigger thief.He dubiously acquired his kabulonga house.

      Abash thieves and satanists,the privatisation thief HH is the biggest of them all.

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    • @Nubian

      You sound like someone holding an undeserved office in the diaspora, worried that the gravy train will come to a stop.

      I could be wrong of course, but you have the tone of someone scared Sh!tless, just like several nepotistically appointed bloggers here!

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    • This is just character assassination. Why now? Just to coincide with the elections. Politics of mudslinging! You will not stop the AIRBUS FLIGHT HH2015 from taking off and landing safely at STATE HOUSE.

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    • ****The Axis of Evil****

      See how they are coming out in their droves like bedbugs or wood worms for character assassination. She (Maureen) will take then to task and they will be grilled – mark my word and you can crawl back from where you just popped up from. Damn – disgruntled good for nuts. I am ready! Bring it on.

      Dead and buried at Embassy Park!

      1. Gen

      2. Robin

      3. Nubian Princess

      4. 2020 Vision

      5.. Big L

      6. Mo Taim

      7. Senior Citizen

      8. Katondo Boys

      9. Yamba Yamba

      The Redeemed ( jumped ship at the right moment )

      1. Mushota

      2. Saulosi

      VIVA HH VIVA UPND

      LET THE VICTORY DANCE BEGIN!

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    • NOW WE KNOW THAT ALL THIS UPND THING A JUST A WAY OF FINDING PROTECTION FROM THE LONG HAND OF THE LAW, BUT BE WARE DR MOLINE, EDGAR LUNGU IS WATCHING AND WILL PUT YOU WHERE YOU BELONG – BOARDING!!!

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    • Heil Hitler is reciting from written and rehearsed statement. Any question he goes back to same drawl. Edith is articulating issues very well. She is far ahead of the other participating candidates in the debate on Hot FM.

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  1. UNDP line up for cabinet

    Dipak Patel
    Maureen quack Mwanawasa
    Vernon Mwanga
    Munkombwe
    Silvia Masebo

    Serious, Zambians these are the people you want in Government?

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    • PF your Vodgar stole clients money and was even black listed by LAZ for a long period, Maureen and others didn’t steal but they have simply not accounted for it. Leave Maureen alone. Court has not said that she stole, and judgment was done in their absence without them contending it.

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    • The timing of the case is wrong .Its clear that this a witch hunt .the Judiciary is and the moral fibre of most of our people is highly questionable.If Maureen had not joined UPND this case was going to gathering Dust .This kind of Vindictiveness and selective justice is not fair.

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    • Certainly not. They’d all look very fetching in prison garb! What a coup eh! Right before election ka…ping!

      So there is justice after all! Poor EL suffered the barbs of these people in UPND, on over worked claim of fraud.

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    • @2.2 Shimaine, you have said it all. What else did you expect from a compromised judiciary. The level of double standards currently obtaining in Zambia is worrying. Had RB endorsed any of the opposition presidential candidates, especially HH and campaigning the way he is doing for EL all hell would have broken loose. The hyenas have regrouped and the rest must be alert.

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    • Shows you are a UPND outsider. There are many brilliant minds who have formulated the party ideals and manifesto not the people you are citing who have joined the party at the last minute. Wait and see the composition and the nominations that HH will make from other less represented regions. We have worked hard and if HH stands his ground and doesn´t allow himself to depart from the set path, we will as a nation be glad of the changes.

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    • ….and whom do you want Nubian Princess Your Royal Thighness?
      Edgar Lungu and Rupiah Banda as his VICE?

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  2. Is it k1.25 rebased or not. If it’s k1.25bn then it explains why she joined upnd and busy campaigning so that hh can give ha cash in turn to pay back. Shameful though

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  3. Crows have come home to roost! Stealing money meant for medicine is murder! Get Ms. Dr. Mwanawasa and get her prosecuted; she and her company are killers!!!!!!

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    • Mwefikopo please learn to understand judgments.The judgment does not in any way indicate that Maureen mwanawasa stole.If you have worked before will understand that when you are given imprest you need to retire receipts ,fallier to do so is not called theft but one may be told to simply refund,even if proof is there, that the money was used for intended purpose.Such a thing can happen when one lost receipts or failed to get receipts due to other reasons.
      However the timing is wrong people may look at this judgment as one way of PF trying to paint Maureen Black due to political affiliation.

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    • Wechikopo ni Sido Mark. You labeled Dr. George Mpombo a criminal over the same case. Maureen has failed to retire imprest. Let her go to jail. According to her step-daughter, she also stole from the family estate by denying the children of the late LP Mwanawasa.

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    • please don’t politicise the issue! These Trustees FAILED tooversee these fundsn- as such, THEY ARE LIABLE as found by the court. Spin this whichever way you want, Timing or otherwise, TEY FAILED IN THEIR DUTY OF CARE – most zedians when appointed to Boards, think “fya ku lilapo nomba!” Let them pay back with interest!!
      HH should run 100 miles from this woman, even though she has campaigned for him!!!

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    • Ati Jessie wa kumushi – as if that’s an insult. I thought any nincompoop would realize that ‘wa mu town” means that by default ndi wa kumushi. Yes. Kumwesu ku Lubemba proper!

      As for the rest of your gibberish, I’ll read it when I’ve finished reading every other blogger’s comments today, tomorrow, the day after and 5 days from now.

      Take several seats.

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    • Ba Mayo Maureen bwesheni indalama shabene. Mufwaya shinga kanshi? Ala indalama tashifula, efi nomba muleisebana po fye and want to hide behind UPND.
      The Donors had in mind that as the First Lady by then and not Maureen was placed at a better position to work closely with the Community in mobilizing and guiding the operations thru committees on identified projects but alas the money was landing in the hands of bana Kaponya.

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  4. PF you are not a clean bunch but full of dead people’s bones. Maureen is not a presidential candidate and she is not convicted of stealing. Failure to account for something is not same as stealing. PF’s presidential candidate is on record to have stolen his clients moneys and LAZ even banned him for that. Some of your active image builders or spokes persons poisoned and killed former president FTJ; Hapunda swindled people claiming he was raising funds for pf when not; I now agree that pf is a bunch of dull people.

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    • @ Mulenga if EL was punished then he has paid for that. Coming to mwanawasa perhaps she stops using that name, she needs tow count for that money. It is so disgraceful for such a person to use her authority to plunder monies mean for a common good. Failing to account means poor systems and misappropriation. And how do u run an organization like that. And I sense that those trustees mentioned are just being drugged in the mad. Crook of a woman.

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    • Ba John – Produce the complainant to your EL accusation. If you can’t, please be civil and present real issues for national development – or at best campaign for your candidate — if he is sellable.

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  5. In all fairness let them account for the funds they received . These funds were meant for our poor people suffering with HIV and AIDS.It is also surpring that the issue has did not come up after she left state house. I am quiet ignorant if the MMI continued operating after she left state house .More audits need to be carried out to ensure that funds were other utilised for the specified purposes . Otherwise ,we are creating a thieving culture that should be discouraged at all costs . We also need to seperate politics from other issues ,this will allow us reason without much bias .

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    • @ 6 Luapula Fish

      “Failing to account for..” is a misnomer. The audit revealed that the funds were used for “unsupported activities.” It is the reason the court ruled that they pay it back.

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    • Ba Mei Matungu muli bakopo, that is theft by public servant, a case George Mpombo went to prison for. What misnomer. Trying hard to pain Maureen Kakubo M. white, huh?

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    • I fully agree with your sentiments.Maureen’s case is very straight forward.They applied to ZNAN for funding specified projects which money was given to her.All donors operate a system which has to be used in retiring the grant.All Maureen required to do is follow the donor’s mode of accounting for the grant.It is a generally accepted norm that if one fails to account for an imprest or grant then one must be prepared to refund the money.It is a pity that Maureen even allowed this matter to go to court when she could easily have asked her Accountants if she had any to resolve this issue with ZNAN.The Trustees might not have been involved in the day to day running of MMCI.May be she was the only signatory to the Bank Account.SHE MUST OWN UP AND REFUND THE MONEY.

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    • @ 6.2 Undertaker Chishala

      “Failing to account for” implies failing to trace where the money went or what it was used for. In the context of the K1.25 million which MMCI received from ZNAN, the money is traceable as to where it went and what it was used for. The term “failing to account for” is being used here to imply that it was not used for the designated purpose – i.e. HIV Aids related activity. It was, instead, used for “unsupported activity.”

      But if by the phrase: “failing to account for” one means that the money is untraceable as to where it went and what it was used for, that would mean theft. When used in this secondary sense, however, i.e. “unsupported activity,” it can’t be theft; rather, it is a misappropriation. Hence the reference that it is a “misnomer.”

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    • @ 6.3 Joe

      I agree. But we can’t be too quick to condemn the parties considering that you and I and the rest of us on this blog, are not privy to any related or probable feud. The court ruling is fair that the money be refunded.

      You have noticed, I believe, that our PF friends on this blog, are using this as a license to do what they are naturally good at – insult and slander. Going by its timing, I believe that is what this designed to accomplish – namely to destroy the character of a political opponent. It is a political ploy by desperate Edgar Lungu. Otherwise, what justification is there for all this unwarranted smear on Dr. Mwanawasa’s character?

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  6. Such stories make me wonder about how impartial our judiciary is. Why is this issue coming 5 years later, and coincidentally at the time Dr Mwanawasa joins politics??? Are our courts of law now being used to sort out political enemies? Be careful how you celebrate this injustice just bcoz its on your political enemy, you might just find yourself in the same shoes one day and then cry foul. Zambians let’s stand for what is right and not leave everything to emotional reactions.

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    • @ miss things perhaps u are not connected to current affairs. I urge you to read. This case has been with us for a while now.

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    • Miss Thingy, the case has been going on and this time was time for judgment. Such thieving individual will continue as long as you looking at such cases as being politically motivated. Maureen and colleagues were sued by an NGO they solicited money from. It’s not government that sued her. Stop seeing politics in everything

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    • @mudaala I want to concur with you.1.The timing is not wright.2.Lungu is on record saying that the law is not on there side while addressing a rally in kapirimposhi.”Kubabala no kubapuminapo”.So Maureen is a victim of a political conspirancy.

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    • The idea is to make sure people suspected of misappropriating funds do not get near to public office. She has the late husbands pension but does not seem to be content with that. She had to be threatened with a court case before she could share part of that pension with her step daughter. Does it not tell you how greedy this woman is and unfit for public office?

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    • This case has nothing to do with Politics.Did Maureen use politics to get funding from ZNAN? HOW DOES POLITICS CREEP into this matter when it has not been there before?

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  7. This corrupt high court will disappear next week. Chagwa and relatives at the judiciary, Zambians has waken up, tribal links everywhere, this shall come to pass, we will re-stall our decency. Pure change is coming inclusiveness, how do you have the Sata links run everything, 3 years was really hell. Bye bye Sata clan, Vote HH

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    • Ba Chikenda mule sabailafye. The high becomes corrupt when they come up with a judgment that goes against your wishes. When they come up with a judgment that’s good for you they are not corrupt.

      That’s makes you corrupt my man/woman

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  8. Well in a week Nsanda, Chagwa, Chikwanda will have to account for those fake road projects. Wait in 360 minutes and see how much these guys pocketed. PF thugs were a big mess. The MP chagwa humbled by the bottle, messed up by greed Chikwanda will remember the time he was a fake lawyer.

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    • Yesterday people were like bees in livingstone after HH rally all roads were blocked as if the had won the elections. This man seems to have won the hearts of zambians.

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    • Lucy
      Compare that rally in Livingstone Yesterday and the one in 2011, You will see that there is no difference at all.
      It has been like that since 2001 and same results at national level.

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  9. Don’t comment about Nsanda here but Maureen. If at all Nsanda or Chikwanda has stolen we shall cross the bridge when we get there but NOW it’s Maureen, HH’s right hand woman in his political party, that we should focus on. We know what goes on in some off these NGOs, people use projects money for extravagant shopping.

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    • Extravagant shopping! Blimey! Thats a lot of lipstick and frilly panties!

      Oh this woman. Will HH disown her?

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    • Look at the list of those following Edgar Lungu and compare to HH.
      1.Nsanda =car thieve,ZDA board Chair state house=Road deals .
      Hapunda=Expelled UNZA(leakage)+Swindler.Money loundering.
      2.Emanual mwamba=Banker=Money laundering,lier,conman,and murderer .
      3.Banda Rupiah =International oil dealer(thief),money laundering,Drunkard and ZAMTEL SAGA.
      To mention but a few.

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  10. High court is run by Lungu, he thinks he can teach Maureen but no sorry, it is late, If Maureen has a case she will get a fair trail after next week not under Chagwa’s administration. No pangas involved, if Maureen was on the other side it was going to be well with Chagwa, he is a bull, sorry not this time. Next week will bring sanity to the country, no pangas on the street, no harassment and police are watching. Shame on you who think Zambians do not have eyes to see how terrible things have gotten under PF.

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    • But Edgar Lungu is the Sixth Presidet of Zambia starting 21st January 2015. Let her just pay back now. Even those that have been swindling the Government coffers wil not have it easy. Law is law and will be applied equally regardless of one’s standing in society.

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    • Thought so, why is this issue only rising this time? This treatment will be meted on EL. Soon his sponsors will be asking him to account for the monies they gave him, A Lungu, akulu akulu amati, ‘chaona mzako chapita, mmawa chili pa iwe’, someone to translate that to EL please..

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  11. How can anyone with a conscious steal from a fund for HIV/AIDS victims (some as young as…..babies)?

    This woman is both an amoral and immoral woman. From a Christian point would such a person have a chance to escape hell?

    This woman is beyond evil and is wicked to the core. This is the woman at the forefront of UPNDs campaign to sell HH to the voters? If Dr Mwanawasa was a used car sales woman, would you buy a car from her?

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    • I think AIDS/HIV support groups should organise a march to reclaim the money.

      I think HH is a principled man, he could donate that money back to the Global Fund on Docs behalf, looks like her silence to the payment demands is due to running out of money to repay it(I’m being kind here)!

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    • @ 15 Patriot Abroad

      I wonder how much of a conscious you have yourself? This can’t be said to be “stealing,” if you know what “stealing” is. Like ZNAN, the MMCI, also an NGO is a community initiative – not specifically HIV Aids related. The error was in obtaining purpose specific funds from ZNAN and use those funds on activities not related to the specific purpose. The report clearly states that, according to the audit, the funds were used for “non-supported” activities. Will you call that “stealing?”

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    • @15.2 Mei Matungu

      I have long known you have the morals of a pig!

      It is theft because it is unaccounted for. AND it was specifically for HIV/AIDS RELATED PROGRAMMES among other support programmes for young teens and yes babies.

      And it worth to point out that EL did similar, take amounts of money towards case bills and this was found unacceptable arrangement. He was disciplined and returned the money.

      Your hypocrisy stinks. You brain of an empty coconut and like the sound of your moron principles. It’s incorrigible that you could even pull your head out to come out with such sh.it. SHAME ON YOU. May the souls of those who died and denied help from this programme torment your soul in hell. Pretentious fool.

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  12. This is the reason why Maureen akosele ukucita campaign for hh with the hope he can drop that case. Madam you are lying to yourself. This is politics, even if hh wins, which is unlikely, he cannot drop that case. That is an international case already. No politics in it. Please pay up or ard face a jail terms. And I recommend 20 years in prison with hard labor.

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  13. How evil and but hearted this woman can be, she chews money meant for venerable people leaving with HIV & again also stepped (fyengad) on the share for her step children’s Benefits from the state. Shamelessly she talks about HH sharing the national cake if ever he will be a president for this christian nation. This shows that HH and his followers are non God fearing bunch of beings. So are these the people you can vote for?? HH even highly embraceses this Maureen Mwanawasa as his top campaigner because. They are birds of the same masakom HH privatisation scams. So money finished like herself so manje she wants manson to give a hand of blood money to pay back. Maureen alimbe because you are the worst former first lady we have ever had, scandalous, selfish,

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  14. Pay back the money!! Pay back the money!!Pay back the money!!Pay back the money!!Pay back the money!!Pay back the money!!

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  15. Its a shame for Maureen to misappropriate funds meant HIV patients. Its actually immoral. How do you fail to account money meant for your sick relative? They say that if you are not infected then you are affected. Iam sure she has relatives who are HIV patients. Shame on you kabwalala.

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  16. Is this not a political judgement by Justice Zulu to embarrass Dr. Mwanawasa? Is it a coincidence that it has come up at this time after lying in court for such a long time? Where the accused given a chance to defend themselves? I suspect something fishy in this judgement. The timing is not proper. In addition it states “in default of defence”. It looks like when the judgement was passed Dr. Mwanawasa was out on the campaign trail. Compromised and politised Judiciary!

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    • “IF YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE DO’NT THROW STONES”. OR IS IT “IF YOU LIVE IN A GRASS HOUSE DO’NT STORE THRONES,” WHICHEVER, ALL THESE PEOPLE BABBLING THIS BABBLING THAT HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR WARDROBES. AND SOMETIMES THEY COME OUT WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM.

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  17. The Minister of Justice is Lungu, a Presidential Candidate and who has been supported and funded by Ruphia Banda, a former President; the judgement has been passed by a Mr. Zulu against an accused who is supporting an opponent of the Presidential candidate. I smell a rat.

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  18. VICTIMIZATION! IF YOUR ACT IS GENUINE, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING ALL THIS LONG? SURELY ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IS ROTTEN, AND IT HAS BEEN ROTTEN SINCE PRESIDENT MWANAWASA DIED. THIEVES HAVE BEEN LEADING US. WE CURSE OURSELVES BY VOTING FOR WRONG PEOPLE. PLEASE ZAMBIANS LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER ON TUESDAY AND GET RID OF THIS CORRUPT PF GOVERNMENT. LUNGU IS A MUSLIM, DID YOU KNOW? HOW DO YOU ALLOW A MUSLIM TO BE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA? LUNGU WILL INTRODUCE BLOODSHED INTO OUR COUNTRY. GOD FORBID. WE NEED TO VOTE FOR HH, THE CHILD AND SERVANT OF GOD TO LEAD US. VIVA HH VIVA!

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    • UMODZI KUMAWA for you to see.Ba Lungu mule ibwelamo.Leave the widow alone.where were you from 2002 sure?

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  19. If she didn’t account for the money she needs to do so! Its fair play after all as a leader she needs to prove her credibility. What’s fishy is this order coming out at the peak of campaigns and after she aligned herself with the winning side. Its clear PF is manipulating the courts! PF Just wait your day of reckoning is coming!

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    • This stolen money has nothing to do with PF and the elections. The owners of the money said a long time ago that Maureen Mwanawasa failed to account for millions of Kwacha meant for HIV patients. This information was there even before Mr. Sata died.

      Let her just pay and stop cheating the poor. UPND is full of crooks and thieves. Nawakwi called Chiluba a thief, can she do the same here please? This is not her money but life saving money, its serious.

      Ifintu ni Edgar Lungu.

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    • Would it have been different if this came out at another time? She would still have to account for that money. Stop politicising everything. Besides, she is not a presidential candidate in the election. Wo what are y’all yapping about. She misused the money let her pay back or face jail like Mpombo. Period! Their is no victimization here.

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    • @ 25 Ganda & 25.1 Exposed

      Don’t expose too much of your ignorance in public. According to the Auditor General’s report, the funds were used for “unsupported activities.” Do you know what that means? The “failure to account for” is in context that since those funds, being “purpose specific” – i.e., should have been used specifically for HIV Aids related activities – were used instead on “unsupported activities – i.e. non-HIV Aids related activities.

      It means that, contrary to ZNAN own guidelines, the funds were, used on non-supported activities – which could still have been community related per MMCI’s guidelines. The court ruling is clear – that since those funds were not used for the specific purpose for which they were intended, they should be refunded. That is…

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  20. What do you expect from a husband grabber. She will grab anything and everything including money meant for us the vulnerable who are HIV positive. Awe this money bama ba Maureen tulishisuni aswebo we maa. Muashilete sunu sobana banu ngatwafwaa maawe. She is not a good person ask the Chibino family or just ba Eva Mwanawasa they will tell you who she is

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  21. People can progress in life????? I heard that Maureen was a mere Secretary at a Law firm where late Mwanawasa was working as a Lawyer. Now she has a PhD. Anyway, I remember seeing a Mercedes Benz dropping her at UNZA way back in the 90’s. Then wife of the VIP.

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  22. Arrest this selfish and heartless woman. Money meant save lives and the poor sure? So now people must understand and know these crooks and their desperation and yet she goes out to lie to the unsuspecting voters that PF Government is a failed State.

    This woman owes a lot of institutions money including ZESCO in bills and one wonders why ZESCO management has not been collecting money from her but the innocent poor.

    Open your eyes people, all those endorsing the opposition, especially HH have a lot to hide and protect and nothing else.
    EL is coming to deal with you anyway.

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    • @ 28 Pano Isonde

      Yours is unjustifiable retribution – possibly mere kicks of a dying horse. MMCI must be judged in the context of its own guidelines. The court ruling is based on the guidelines of ZNAN – a different NGO from MMCI. The court ruling is fair. But it should not be construed to mean that Dr. Mwanawasa is a “heartless woman,” as you have so unsavory decided to portray her.

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    • It puzzles me to realise how dull some people here can be. 1.the topic is about maureen the thief (remember when you are rich,its called misproprieting or misplacement of funds). 2. Why mention other people like Lungu or HH? be logical. Pay back the money! Pay back Hiv money.

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  23. Global Fund had stopped funding Zambia due to unaccounted expenditure. MMCI was headed by Maureen’s sister Mrs. Nkunika, who was very pompous like she was also the first lady, Rozaria Fundanga another cheeky woman who was pompous because of her husband’s position of Bank of Zambia Governor, used to run an NGO called Global Compact which has also gone under. She refused to be audited. Maureen and company should show proof how the many was spent. MMCI was just there to enrich Maureen’s relatives and friends. Many Zambians have suffered due to the cancellation of funding by Global Fund. It is not witching hunting.

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    • @ 29 PAY BACK THE MONEY

      You say that: “Global Fund had stopped funding Zambia due to unaccounted expenditure.” It is possible then that the now highly publicized lack of accountability for the K1.25 million that went to MMCI, is only the tip of an ice berg. ZNAN had received about US$36.01 million from Global Fund.

      In number terms, the K1.25 million that ZNAN extended to MMCI is immaterial – mere peanuts. The real can of worms may have to do with what might have happened to the whole of the US$36.01 million? What we are being made to feed on here by EL and company are mere husks, merely for political expediency – i.e. to malign Dr. Mwanawasa – that’s sad. It is abuse of authority by EL – meaning he is corrupt to the core. To hell with such a leader.

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  24. This is politically motivated and I like it.. Ya i said i like it. ..Maureen is a poltical prostitute and even prostitutes have bad days. Maureen was/is adviser to Willie Nsanda just two months ago as RDA legal counsel. I’m not sure if her law fim still represents RDA. In case you dont know if RDA is corrupt, the chief architect is Maureen.

    The bottomline is Maureen is evil, corrupt and power hungry. Her ambition is to become President one day or let me say in the next life.

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  25. NO WONDER SHE HAD TO GO TO MEMBE OF THE POST TO SEEK FOR AVISE ON HOW TO GET MONEY AND REFUSE TO PAY JUST LIKE MEMBE HAS REFUSED TO PAY THE DBZ LOAN

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  26. THIS IS VICTIMIZATION OF HIGHEST DEGREE.ITS POLICALLY MOTVATED.EVEN A CHILD IS ABLE TO SEE THIS.WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO RB’S CASE WHO IS NOW CAMPAIGNING FOR EL?CORRUPTION EVERY WHERE.PLS LEAVE MAUREEN ALONE GOD WILL PUNISH YOU FOR VICTIMIZATION..

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  27. How did mpombo end up doing time? False accounting. So Maureen Kakubo should account for the dough.

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  28. this is one woman who has a good reputation of being heartless and mistreating her step children am not surprised that she squandered the money meant for the poor sick zambians. this is a must, she just has to pay period she is very selfish woman. i too listened to her on QFM , she was pathetic ,she is a lawyer and yet she could not debate convincingly as lawyers her English was hell. and these are the people we celebrate as lawyers in Zambia. Shame

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    • Maureen decided to take law because she is criminal minded and that has not helped her much to weed her infested brains.

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  29. THE ORGANIZATION HAS NOTED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT THAT THE FORMER FIRST LADY HAS FALLEN IN THE SAME TRAP AS THE CARTEL DEBTS (NGONGOLE).
    KOW WAS THAT MONEY USED? WAS IT SHARED BY THE GROUP? HOW CAN THE ORGANIZATION FAIL TO ACCOUNT FOR IT IF IT WAS USED FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE?
    WHY WAS MAUREEN MWANAWASA COMMUNITY INITIATIVE (MMCI) DIE? OUR ORGANIZATION APPEALS TO THE FORMER FIRST LADY NOT TO TARNISH A GOOD NAME OF MWANAWASA BY THIS ACT OF FRAUD OF PUBLIC FUNDS. LET THE WHOLE TEAM SIT DOWN AND RETIRE THE FUNDS.
    THE CARTEL IS LOWLY RATED BY THE PUBLIC AND WE WOULD WANT THE SAMETHING TO HAPPEN TO THE FORMER FIRST LADY.

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    • Maureen must stop using the honorable name of Mwanawasa. She must use her parents name to complete Maureen fimomfimo

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  30. PF’s politics of hat-rage at play. These are the exactly things that were reported by the Accurate Source.

    Worse things against UPND and supporters have been lined up by Edgar Lungu.

    The Kachasu Man should also be made answerable for the thousands of dolas that went missing wen he was the chief bear drinking officer in Chawama. Lungu also misappropriated some funds that he got from his clients as a lawyer.

    Dear Zambians, please vote for HH, the Man of Peace and Progress.

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    • @Mei Matuvie

      ‘it would be a joke for Global Fund to go after K1.25 million?’

      You deserve a sack of husks stuffed down your gullet at once. Even that fodder is too good for a person like you.

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  31. @ 29 PAY BACK THE MONEY

    You say that: “Global Fund had stopped funding Zambia due to unaccounted expenditure.” It is possible then that the now highly publicized lack of accountability for the K1.25 million that went to MMCI, is only the tip of an ice berg. ZNAN had received about US$36.01 million from Global Fund.

    In number terms, the K1.25 million that ZNAN extended to MMCI is immaterial – mere peanuts. The real can of worms has to do with what happened to the whole of the US$36.01 million? Otherwise, it would be a joke for Global Fund to go after K1.25 million.

    EL is feeding us on husks, merely for political expediency – i.e. to malign Dr. Mwanawasa – that’s sad. It is abuse of authority by EL – meaning he is corrupt to the core. To hell with such a leader.

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  32. I propose that Christine Kaseba also accounts for the K1.5 million illegallygiven to her by Parliament.

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  33. Ba Maureen has failed to keep the family.if u can’t keep yo family then u can’t rule a country.In USA it’s quite serious!!!Why should a mother and daughter argue on media.She has failed to share what mwanawasa left.She is not really a christian n can’t run a ministry coz she lies.I listerned to her on radio iwe mwandi ni Ba doctor babufi.No ideas of whatsoever is happening in Zambia but seeking for a job.Let her bring da money.Pabwatoooooo

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  34. Kabolala ni kabolala period and infact she must be arrested for this. How many of our innocent people are in prisons for not accounting for money not meant for the them?
    When we tell you that some institutions are compromised you this we are politicking, NO. Most of these people have no heart for the poor and when you come to know them, you will be shocked.

    Maureen is a crook, just like HH who killed so many Zambians with the PRIVATISATION exercise. He got all the money and left people on the COPPERBET TO DIE.

    COPPERBER WILL AND SHALL NEVER BE CHEATED AGAIN, AND WILL NOT VOTE FOR UPND AND HH.

    Vote for Edgar Lungu and PF. PF is clean and action oriented party, development which you can see and feel.

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  35. And this is the woman you want to make finance minister? Oh how I fear for Zambia for she will share all the money with her relatives. She must be ashamed this Moureen Kabuko a pretender. She rants that she want to serve Zambians and yet she has killed AIDS/HIV patients by stealing the money meant to buy their medicine. What a pretending woman she is.

    Peace and Prosperity to Mother Zambia.

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  36. This case start a long time ago. ZNAN tried to sort it outside court asking for refund and it failed. They engaged even the police to verify the documentation it failed. Then ZNAN had no option but justice. They been served with court summons no responses. With elections or no elections justice prevail. And alot of NGOs have chewed money in the name of AIDS.

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  37. So this is the money she is using for campaigns. Heartless woman. How can one claim to carry a cause of fighting for the plight of Zambians when she got money meant for the victims of AIDS and hide it in her bra? UPND has embraced her because even HH got enriched by money gotten from privatization of companies that sent many Zambians to the ocean of poverty. Zambians think twice. 20th January, 2015 should be your defining moment to chose PF Edgar Lungu.

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  38. Global Fund want an account of their money, not EL, of PF. She thinks she is untouchable.She must pay back and if you chewed that money with her then you are also guilty. Zambians should not take kindly to any leader, their spouse or children who behave like they are Zambia, Zambia is bigger than them.

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  39. Now I can see that Edgar Lungu is really hurt. The man does not know what it means to be a good loser. In any race, there will always be losers and winners. What he is forgetting is that we always reap what we sow. His turn is just around the corner. Soon he will be minister of Justice no longer!

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  40. How could she account for the AIDS funds because most of it was used on VIP guys like SATA and EDGAR who did not want to be known

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  41. Dr Kaseba was corruptly allowed to run some dubious NGO from which she personally benefited in thousands of dollars. She too has to face the music.

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  42. From first lady of the Republic of Zambia to UPND cadre? awe chamusebanya sana mwebantu. Katwishi nga ninsala olo chilaka?

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  43. I wish had more faith in the impartiality of the justice system. Then I’d say where wrong has been done, then yes, have them pay back the monies.

    But unfortunately I don’t and therefore know that this is politically motivated to discredit the opposition. Why now?

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  44. @ 6.2 Undertaker Chishala

    Ignorant people can inflict extensive damage on an innocent victim. At one time ignorant people nailed the Son of God to an ugly cross. He had to pray for their forgiveness because He could see that they were just ignorant of what they were doing.

    You say that the lack of accountability of the K1.25 million by Maureen Mwanawasa’s MMCI: “… is theft by public servant, a case George Mpombo went to prison for.” That is exactly the impression the architect of this publicity wants to create in the minds of the ignorant public like you. It is false publicity designed to mislead the public. There is a world of difference between George Mpombo’s crime and the expenditure of the K1.25 million on “unsupported activities.” You just happen to be ignorant.

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    • “But in 2010, the Global Fund Office of the Investigator General conducted an audit of MMCI in relation to the funds it received from ZNAN and discovered irregularities on the part of the NGO in that it mismanaged or misappropriated K1.25 million on unsupported expenditures.”
      MMCI mismanaged OR MISAPPROPRIATED K1.25 million on UNSUPPORTED expenditures. My understanding is that the claimed expenditure was not supported by any documentation. Maureen with drew the money but could not explain what she spent it on . To me that is plain THEFT. No matter how you want to explain it Maureen is trash. HOW CAN A SANE PERSON STEAL MONEY MEANT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIV POSITIVE OR HAVE AIDS. ONLY A SATANIST CAN DO SUCH A THING AND STILL SLEEP AT NIGHT.
      HH AND MAUREEN ARE BOTH SATANISTS. THEY FLOCK.

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  45. Katele Kalumba and VJ are characters with questionable backgrounds! Now it is Maureen Mwanawasa who wanted to profit from funds meant for the poor afflicted with HIV/Aids. What a shame and this is one woman who has decided to throw her weight behind a certain political candidate who has also being endorsed by a known tribalist in the name of Daniel Munkombwe.

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    • All politicians and I mean all of them, maybe an exception of Gen Miyanda, have questionable backgrounds. Some not even questionable but proven poor track records..the likes of RB, Dora, et al whose cases are in court. Reason that they should stop throwing stones at each other because they dine together as they are birds of the same feather. They have no heart for the people who vote them into their positions. Boza!!!

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  46. “But in 2010, the Global Fund Office of the Investigator General conducted an audit of MMCI in relation to the funds it received from ZNAN and discovered irregularities on the part of the NGO in that it mismanaged or misappropriated K1.25 million on unsupported expenditures.”
    MMCI mismanaged or MISAPPROPRIATED the money. Since the MMCI failed to account for the money I can safely conclude that the money was MISAPPROPRIATED. If it was a question of mismanagement then the MMCI would have been able to prove by way of receipts and other expenditure records how the money was spent .
    FROM THE ABOVE MY CONCLUSION IS THAT MAUREEN MWANAWASA IS A THIEF WHO DID NOT GO WITH CLEAN HANDS TO THE UpDn party.
    MAUREEN WAS RECEIVED BY HH AND KATELE KALUMBA WHO DONT HAVE CLEAN HANDS EITHER.

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    • So called Dr Mwana-aka-theif is both an amoral and immoral woman. From a Christian point would such a person have a chance to escape hell?

      This woman is beyond evil and is wicked to the core. This is the woman at the forefront of UPNDs campaign to sell HH to the voters? If Dr Mwanawasa was a used car sales woman, would you buy a car from her?

      EL did not misappropriate the client’s money as insinuated and cheaply politicized. The only sin EL committed was to have fearlessly defended Mr. Sata as his lawyer at the peak of persecutions. Everyone was scared of defending Sata because the state was targeting such lawyers.

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  47. Can anyone tell me, or name one person I the polical office of Zambia that has not taken the office for granted to steal. This is how it has been in our country, everybody has stolen before, but let’s work hard and change this mentality and build our country. All those politician moving from one party to the other endorsing who they think is going to win, their interest is to remain in the office and take more because this is how it has been. It’s up to us Zambians to say no to those pimps and get the right person in the office, unfortunately they is none, until we change the way we think. There is too much nchekeleko in our country, we will never go anyway if we carry on with this. If we are not careful the colonial will come back and rule us again, because we have failed ourselves.

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  48. Not surprised at all! The full scale the corruption of Maureen Mwanawasa and Levy Mwanawasa is yet to be revealed. Millions of tax payer’s money ARE in Maureen’s off shore accountant. You will also find funds from donors that ended up in her bank account instead of being spent on development programs.

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  49. A lot of people living with HIV/AIDS would have benefited and would still be alive had the money been used correctly. How then are you going to stand for public office after this kind of deadly behavior of stealing money belonging to the same people you want to stand for? The court has made their judgement but now let Gods judgment visit you as well.

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