ACC Arrests PF MP Rodgers Mwewa and wife Anna Mwitwa for corruption

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LUAPULA Province Minister Rodgers Mwewa and the Provincial Permanent Secretary Ann Mwitwa Mubanga during the Miss Environment 2012 beauty contest at TEJA Lodge in Mansa
Rodgers Mwewa (L)

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Mwansabombwe Member of Parliament (MP) Rodgers Mwewa and his wife Anne Mwitwa for Abuse of Authority of Office.

Mwewa, 43, and Mwitwa, 35, both of House No. 4061 Musengele Road Sunningdale were arrested today and Mwewa has been charged with One (1) Count of Abuse of Authority of Office, while Mwitwa has been charged with Seven (7) Counts of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to Section 21(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.

Details in the first count are that Mwewa, on diverse dates but between 14th April 2012 and 31st August 2013 in Kawambwa, Luapula Province, being a Public Officer, namely Member of Parliament for Mwansabombwe Constituency and/or Councillor by virtue of being a member of the Constituency Development Committee for the aforesaid Constituency, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of his office as Member of Parliament when he imposed the purchase of a Toyota Hiace Van Chassis No. RZH125-4005395, 2000 Model which was converted into an ambulance, using Constituency Development funds and subsequently influenced the decision of the Tender Committee of the Kawambwa District Council to award the contract for the said minibus to his brother Thomson Mwewa at the cost of K 220, 000 an act preducial to the rights or interests of the Government and the people of Mwansabombwe.

Meanwhile, Ms Anna Mwitwa is charged as follows:

In Count (1) the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 888, 374 to Rolly’s Catering Services without following the laid down procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

In Count 2 the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 142, 000 to Hostels Board of Management without following laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

In Count 3 the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 500, 000 to Nobutula Lodge without following the laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

In the 4th Count, the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 179, 984. 70 to Sherbourne Farms Limited without following the laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

In Count 5, the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 225, 000 to Rosewood Place without following the laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

In Count 6 the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 300, 000 to Vogue Afrique without following the laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.
In Count 7 the details are that Mwitwa, on diverse dates but between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013, in Kitwe, being Public Officer, namely Permanent Secretary-Administration at Cabinet Office, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, abused the authority of her office when she awarded a contract worth K 290, 000 to Hotel Edingburgh without following the laid down procurement procedures and/or guidelines, an arbitrary act prejudicial to the rights or interests of the government or any other person.

Rodgers Mwewa and Anna Mwitwa Mwewa have both been released on bond and will appear in Court on 18th May 2015, and 25th March 2015 respectively.

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45 COMMENTS

    • Didn’t this chick know that there are led down procedures?! Am sure she has some level of education and as ps there must have been people around her that told her the rules and regulations…ka ‘small thing’ can be very misleading

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    • She is a lawyer she can defend her self, she can enter a selfie like mutembo. Just check their lavish weeding on u tube ,you will know the extent of their thieving.

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    • She escaped her crimes when at lands but now muzi wapya shes a hardcore criminal nail her once and for all akalema!

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  1. No one is above the law even if they belonged to the ruling party.Nice move by the PF government.

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  2. Zambia will never rid itself of corruption simply because the Authorities charged with the responsibility for tackling corruption (the Anti-Corruption Commission) only come to life against individuals who fall out of favour with the appointing authority or against those they have been instructed to take action against.
    This guy and his wife are nolonger in favour of the PF and therefore no protection.
    We all see people getting filthy rich within a year of taking public office (Kabimba) and one wonders why and how the authorities dont take an interest to “dig deeper”.

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  3. HOW can YOU do this to a couple?
    1, arrest them same day
    2 put them on bond same day
    3,should appear in court same day.
    and for the wife 9 counts?
    and mwewa and mwitwa sounds poetic
    and you want them to be reading a book of lamentations behind bars. who will look after their children?
    MULEKWATAKO ULUSE .COM.ZM

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    • Don’t worry they have no children together this mwitwa was GBM daughters lesbo chick has kids with a dude called succeed throw in cherise it’s a cocktail and they not appearing in court on same day even thieves cry tribe or politics

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  4. Tip of the iceberg.

    The question is how many are not corrupt?

    At least this couple where providing valuable services in return. Unlike most that get kickbacks on all contracts that they handle.

    If the ACC are going to start pruning, let them start with the head, and leave the nails till last.

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  5. This is a man-eat-man society.we entrust them with our resources, they steal from us and get rich, they come for bigger posts, we elect them calling them heroes as we die as pauppers.what a vicious circle? They deserve severe jail term and unfit for public intermingling. Rot in prison if convicted! Enemies of development.

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  6. If you’re to carry out a proper audit in the ministries, very few Permanent Secretaries and their Directors would come out clean. Zambian officials have become extremely corrupt. The few clean PS’ and Directors are the most hated in government and you always hear juniors using the famous RB phrase “ni ndalama za nyoko” against the remnants. Govt workers no longer report for work with the motive of working, but are always plotting how to steal government money through fake workshops, procurement etc. May God deliver you!!!

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    • I was wondering how they can afford to live in Sunningdale. Mwewa looks like a cadre. So when these people steal they think they are too smart and won’t get caught. I want to see the ones at the top, the big fish caught.

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  7. Bane let us make money in a genuine way, How can a 200 model Toyota van cost K200 000. This is an old way of being corrupt because even a fool will pick the anomaly

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  8. …both cases are going nowhere especially those of Mrs Mwitwa……only if ACC can prove that there were ‘kick backs’ in form of monetary or material from the named lodges to Mrs Mwitwa……..she does not need a ‘good’ lawyer, any lawyer including Kabimba can handle/defend this case successfully…..

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    • The charges are abuse of authority for not following the laid down procurement procedures (tender procedures) and not that money exchanged hands between individuals.

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  9. @Buck Teeth Lungu: You have no morals, elyo kabili ulichipuba sana echo tawaishibila nawiso. Chatile chobe.

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  10. I’ve always lived in Sunningdale ,even before I was a Ps, ive never come from a poor family check your facts,you speak about my husband buying an ambulance at 220 again check your facts how does an Mp influence a council tender committee, and the caterers check again I am the one who even queried the payments ask them if they have been paid, none of them so what abuse. No one has stopped anyone from having a lavish wedding my taste has always been goood go back to my background that was nothing,so lets be objective and look at facts than have this culture of on just codemning .My husband may look like a cadre but I am proud to say that he is the most handsome kind hearted Mp running orphanage of 400 kids fountain of hope started in 1996 and his blessed. God will shame you soon Watch!

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  11. And who has lost favour in Pf check your facts very boring,,,,you don’t even know what you talk about yap all you want as long as long as you are not God ,whether you are Mutembo or Roslin we will never go down.Mutembo just deal with your madness in the book of Ester you are Haman, who doesn’t know you signed our consent to prosecute from your home, because Rodgers failed to join Rainbow.Rainbow president you’re ugly as your heart,a user and a devil and you never rule.with your gay friend you will go no where

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    • Very poor sense of judgment.Sata was not serious such an immature chap is the one he made P’S? Anyway we shall follow the case.

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  12. Foolish I was born in Mufulira went to a trust school I’ve lived in Sunningdale for 10 years *****.

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  13. The lazy will always copmlain about the hardwoking’s rewards.how long can a 200,000 sustain your stay in saningdale?the ambulance you are talking about is there saving the community of mwansabombwe.mwata Kazembe is walking with mutembo that fact we know.

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  14. Total decay in PF. This is small matter but look at the sums involved then you rush to euro bonds…..??????

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  15. I agree foolish Mwata he hates Rodgers and Pf becoz he was supported Mwansa and MDD but King Rodgers triumphed over him sorry Mwata , even if have tea with Mutembo sorry King Rodger will never go down! Watch.just continue giving the UPND chintenges, Foolish me !

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  16. Eyeee…….!its sad that the chief has taken an active role in unfortunate partisan politics.no rodger in mwansabombwe no pf…

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  17. I love this couple very humble and nice may God be with you ,you deserve one another coz I’ve interacted with both of you, indeed you were meant to be, people will criticize you coz they are jealous, ure destined for great things, I came to your orphanage I was amazed, you’re blessed, touch notthr annointed.

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    • You are using different names ,you must be ashamed of yourself , are you new here you twat .You are just a common criminal .Mutembo was not there in the tender room, leave him out of your misery ,he is doing his job.

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  18. True they are a lovely couple they interact with anyone don’t worry guys God will vindicate you, I found Rodgers eating with his orphans amazing indeed we came from UNZA am told the wife been cooks for the orphans on a brazier mmh

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  19. Kuli Sata kwali procedure shame Anna I know King Cobra daft.man just summon Christine she will tell the nation how mad her husband was , last minute kitwe celebrations can a PS. Follow procedure haha school is important.ati Ba Sata they will be no food for the 15000 people here pantu I have to sit in tender before u come…You are fired!chi Musiska protect your Ps s

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    • Hey who are you trying to fooll here. You’re Anna,Keegan, Brian, Mary and now sinyangwe supporting your criminal schoolmates. There’s a reason why there are tender procedures and one is to protect the business integrity. The reputation of the govt is at stake if you allowed criminality to chip in to the process. She needs to go and defend herself and if not found guilty,great she will be free. Stop this yapping and hoodwinking bloggers that be coz they’ve orphanage, then they’re all good people and must be forgiven.

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  20. When you are born as a thief, you work, live, travel and wed as a thief ! Oh, how pointless is life when thieving become your second nature! One would expect that such youthful public servants would want to make a difference; help change the perception the world has of public workers and politicians in Africa. Babies should not be dying from lack of basic medication because of a few public leaders whose moral sensors have been turned off! Please cage this lavish and embarrassing set!

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  21. DEC & ACC please no selective arrest visit Zampost, there is just too much corruption, theft and abuse of office going on.

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  22. dont wori ana mwandi..banaleka kumanga ka dancin masumba…bamange iwe..continue bein kind to those orphans they need our lov.

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  23. We are just wasting time here.
    In Zambia Crime & Corruption Pays!! It will be adjournment after adjournment, then case dismissed!
    What example is set when even The President, is hanging around, & in bed with Big Corrupt R.B??
    GOOD LUCK TO ZAMBIAN DEVELOPMENT!

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  24. These are sacrificial lambs, where is Kaizer Zulu? these big fish rooted deep into corruption, noti aba

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