FILE: Masebo arriving at the Supreme Court for the tribunal hearings
FILE: Masebo arriving at the Supreme Court for the tribunal hearings

CHONGWE Member of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Masebo has denied owing Ndozo Lodge any money, saying at no time did she hire the services either in her personal capacity or as an agent for the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).

The former Tourism minister has since submitted to the Lusaka magistrates’ court that the lodge should resolve the matter with ZAWA as she had no interest in the matter or its outcome.

Ndozo Lodge has dragged Ms Masebo to court for failure to pay more than K68,000 accumulated by witnesses she allegedly invited to testify in a tribunal that was constituted to probe her.

However, in her reply, Ms Masebo denied the allegations, saying ZAWA was the contracting party to the services offered by Ndozo Lodge and not her.

Ms Masebo said as minister of Tourism then, she was not privy to the arrangement between ZAWA and the lodge, and, as such, she could not be held responsible.

“Whether or not the director general of the Zambia Wild Life Authority acknowledged, its indebtedness to the plaintiff in a letter dated 20th April 2015 as indicated in the statement of claim, are a matter within the peculiar knowledge of the plaintiff,” Ms Masebo said.

She said she was shocked when she was served with the summons because at no time did Ndozo Lodge contact her to demand for payment for the alleged services.

Ms Masebo said she was unable to see why she had been joined as a party to the action when she had no interest in the matter or its outcome.

Ndozo Lodge, which has sued Ms Masebo and Attorney General Likando Kalaluka as a second defendant, is asking the Lusaka High Court to order the two to pay it K68,718.98 for the services it rendered to Ms Masebo’s guests.

Ms Masebo served as minister of Tourism and Arts in 2014 which was in charge of ZAWA.
Ndozo Lodge claims that on February 22, 2014 Ms Masebo, acting together with Andrew Izias Phiri, as agents of ZAWA took a number of guests to the guest house.

According to the lodge, the guests were believed to be witnesses organised to come and testify in the tribunal which was constituted to probe Ms Masebo.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. My god. Indebtedness doesn’t end in Zambia. And you wonder why women walk with legs apart. Ready for any cash. Kekekeke

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    • I don’t understand why this paper allows fellows like you to remain on this forum…no respect whatsoever! I wonder what your mother, sisters or aunties would say if they knew the corruption that comes out of your head and fingers???! YOU ARE BETTER THEN THIS MUDALA…

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  2. Cat Power Man, your thinking is corruptly filthy. Why do you want to behave as if your mother is a man? Please whatever it is you are suffering from, have respect for women. At least stick to issues. Your insulting women doesn’t even fit anywhere in the article. Grow up.

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    • @ Critico I actually apologise. I meant to say crooked politician women. As a crook has no place in my life. Be it man or woman

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  3. Comment:let’s respect our women. We should not forget that our mothers, wives, daughters and sisters are women.

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  4. Just pay them if they were standing in as yo defence witnesses but if they were for zawa then let it pay.quality of mps is questionable espe~

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  5. Simple: The Judge will look at who was being defended by these witnesses; Is it ZAWA or Masebo? After the tribunal who lost the case and found wanting? Was it ZAWA or Masebo?

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  6. @cat power
    You are the most useless blogger on this site. Can you please migrate back zwd. Your fellow kids are waiting for such hate language. Sure they will support you 100percent for insulting women.

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  7. Masebo is denying owing money but I am sure she does. Politicians in this country tend to borrow and borrow using their offices. The companies are terrified of denying them anything because they are frightened.

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  8. Most politicians especially those in power tend to abuse their offices. One such person is Edith Nawakwi when she was Minister of Finance, she would get items on credit and not honour the payment period. When she was no longer Minister she was written to that she will be dragged to court that is when she paid. Most of these people are heartless. How do you abuse your offices to get debts and expect the companies you kongola from to pay good salaries to Zambian workers. Another typical example is Margret Mwanakatwe, just because she has friends at CEEC she gets money and takes years to pay back. Fred Mmembe is also a culprit, busy writing bad things about other people, useless moron. Shameless people.

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  9. @ cat power. I have respect for people who apologize when a mistake is made. Great man. Hope the angelic saints blogging here who have called you names can learn from your apologetic action.

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