Former spy Chief Xavier Chungu
Former spy Chief Xavier Chungu

Speculation that former Zambia State Intelligence Service (ZSIS) chief Xavier Chungu was on the run from the law and that the Zambian Government was also hunting for Moses Katumbi, former governor of Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were totally unfounded.

And Mr Chungu has said he was enjoying freedom and leading a happy life in Zambia and was in good books with the government.

Mr Chungu said there was no ban on Mr Katumbi who had served Zambia well during the time of President Frederick Chiluba by using his business connection to import maize at a time Zambia was facing a shortage.

“He used his own resources to bring in maize which was sold at a low price,” he said.

Mr Chungu said during the transition between Dr. Chiluba and President Levy Mwanawasa outstanding issues had been possibly tackled and resolved.
“They shook hands and Moses had continued to come to Zambia without any let or hindrance.

Mr Katumbi who used to be Governor of Katanga province is now a member of an opposition group and rumours have been rife that he was being sought by the Zambian government.

“For the Congolese, who do not know Katumbi, they must be reminded that he supported the revolution that brought in President Laurent Kabila. He used his own money to help finance and achieve change in Congo.”

Mr Katumbi, he said, used his own personal C130 aircraft to facilitate the movement of troops and in Lubumbashi he used stocks of his own food to provide and feed revolutionaries.

Most people in Katanga did not realize that there was a war because he supplied food at no cost,” Mr Chungu said.

In spite of his immense wealth, he said, Mr Katumbi remained down to earth and enjoyed good rapport with the Zambian leadership.

“It was therefore unfortunate that there were fabricated stories that the Zambian Government wanted to arrest him,” Mr Chungu said.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. No, there is another plunderer who is standing to be President of the plundered Zambia. Have you forgotten his name sir?

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    • Chungu is the biggest. He even spent time in jail and only political patronage saved him. I know no other plunderer to have been convicted and spend time in jail.

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    • Chungu misled Chiluba into plundering and buying properties in Belgium and other European countries using Zamtrop funds (stolen). He destroyed Chiluba and his children’s lives. Chiluba ended up being very miserable with nobody to talk to, and died alone with no one on his side.

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    • Leave HE double HH out of your wet dreams. Your PF minions moved RDA to state house have been feasting on road contracts to date ati HH and Chungu blah blah. HH has clean money that is why your late Sata (MHSRIP) failed to pin him on anything. With the full might of ZP, OP, all intelligence systems, ZRA etc etc even to the extent of violating banking secrecy that your guy just came up with CLEAN bank statements ati here is the dossier on HH (in his usual deep voice). Osa zi ibalisa iwe. Your tu ma PF new money minions cant survive unless PF continues because they NEVER worked for their navi onela nji money. That is why they are using the same money to pay cadres like you puttin to post trash. Unfortunately for you Zambians have woken up to your lies, you know it deep down that clean game…

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    • Unfortunately for you puttin Zambians have woken up to your lies, you know it deep down that clean game you dont have a chance in hell. The increased fear and desperation in your comments (online post paid cadres) is only and indication that you know whats up. Just because the only way you know to make it in life is stealing does not apply to all. But I understand you need to get paid my brother so continue with your comments, a mans gotta put(in) food on the table, eat well

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  2. False Katumbi did own any or hire a plane to help Kabila to oust Mobutu that is lie spread by Xavier Kyungu ( that is name when I was living in DRC). But his elder brother Sorianno katebe Katoto in contrary joined an armed rebel group the RCD in order to topple Kabila. And it is Kabila Joseph who out the spirit reconciliation expressly invited Moise Katumbi to return to Congo as katumbi was fearing prosecution due to his illegal deals with the minerals of The state company Gecamines ,. Kabila Joseph build up the all political carrier and stature of katumbi till Katumbi on advise of his brother sorianno Katebe Katoto that time has come for Katumbi to become President of DRC forgetting that populism that make one president may be of a soccer team.

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  3. Chungu is part of the thieving team, when Katumbi was in Zambia FTJ made us believe he was from Luapula, the way Katumbi is being portrayed one would think he is such an angel to the contaray all the money being purported to have been spent for free was blood diamonds funds. These are cunning business men they fuel war and create anxiety among citizens. My point is that Chungu should just shut up. We know the times when the police were not allowed to mount road blocks was when the same Katumbi was smuggling guns into DRC. So Ba Chungu shimama….

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  4. Chungu & Katumbi saved Zambia immensely, they are children of the land… Keep it up guys….We’ve never seen what kachema has done, apart from bringing anguish to the miners after stealing money through privatization….

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  5. Even crooks call each other angels. It would have wise for this professional thief to have kept quiet than cheat pipo. Next item pliz. Thanks!

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  6. Mukalipile ulupiya mwalila ba zambia Airways. Bachula sana. Moneni akapatulula ubuteko bwesu bwakwata. Bushe ba Kambwili tsba ebsko bskateka ayo apsrt from miners kwaba na ex Zambia Airways abo tabalipila nanomba?

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  7. There more thieves that were working in the back ground . Xavier has link to the likes of Peter Chama a business man of Kitwe and a one Sinyinza who imensed his wealth through dodgy construction deals facilitated by Chungu . Sinyinza had outstanding cases and wonder how and why they went quiet . Oys unbelievable how these people just get away with things . They should investigate their ties to third parties .

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