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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Suspended Kitwe Mayor arrested and detained

General News Suspended Kitwe Mayor arrested and detained

KITWE Mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe takes a look a careful look at a cob of maize during the Kitwe District Agriculture Show
KITWE Mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe takes a look a careful look at a
cob of maize during the Kitwe District Agriculture Show

Suspended Kitwe Mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe has been arrested and detained at Kitwe Central Police on two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses amounting to K116, 000.

And police said they have again arrested Ndeke ward Councilor Evans Nsokolo aged 37, of house number 512 Ndeke Changa-changa on the same charges of obtaining money by false pretenses amounting to K17, 000.

Mayor Sinyangwe age 51, of house number 21 Ndola Kitwe dual Carriage way, in Zamtan, was arrested today around 11:30 hours and will appear in court tomorrow for plea and application for bail.

Mr. Nsokolo will appear in court on Friday.

He becomes the third PF councilor to be arrested after his Ndeke ward counterpart Evans Nsokolo and Bupe Ward councilor John Chilupula were arrested on similar charges.

Early in January, Local government Minister Steven Kampyongo suspended Kitwe, Ndola, and Livingstone Councils to pave way for investigations into illegal land allocations for three months.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the development.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Others are said to bear a tribal tag on their party, and others bear a corruption tag on their party. Zambians will have to vouch for one carefully to lead them

  2. The headline should read Suspended PF mayor arrested and detained. Why are avoiding to include PF?

  3. Good news, corruption by public servants is totally unacceptable. Having said that, I believe Zambians in Zambia have become morally corrupt because of poverty. I was surprised how even people in shops and restaurants tried to short change me. I was robbed out of K70, at a Nshima house near the UTH where I had gone to search for Burial Permits records of family members. I took a break for lunch from perusing the numerous and very large books that are kept so carelessly you would not believe the sight. Why do we not have them computerised? It was the same when I went for records at Civic Centre….worse actually, the lights in the ceiling had fallen and the staff could not enter. DUST…please what’s going on Zambia?? Anyway, the lady serving me Nshima short changed me so glibly, I…

  4. DUST…please what’s going on Zambia?? Anyway, the lady serving me Nshima short changed me so glibly, I only noticed when I was halfway home on the jam packed bus! But they all do this. Poverty in monetary terms leads to desperate attempts at augmenting earnings.

    • Luckily, it was on my last day in Zambia. It was my last K100 and I was to leave a little bit of it to buy a drink at the airport later that day. I really felt it as I had maxed my debit card for the daily allowance! Poverty. When we were young in the first flashes of independence, you’d have your hands cut off for dipping into other peoples handbags like that. It’s poverty that changing people this way.

  5. Comment:These councillors have been perpercuating this vice with impunity.
    They were publicly bragging that kulilapo.
    suffice to say this i think the pf led goverment is mo corrupt than what we saw in mmd.
    A precendece should b set to deter wld b offeders.The culprits should go to jail, period.

  6. All parties vying to lead the beautiful nation Zambia must from the outset tell their cadres that no one must hope for “akalilo” and/or protection from the arm of the law for wrong doing should their party be given opportunity to serve the people! Let it reverberate loud and clear as votes are being invited from the citizens!

  7. Mention the name of that stream? or that trench near CBU ? We have Kafue river, the rest kushika no kukula ama mansion. I can’t accept ku kakolo.

  8. Three mayors suspended for illegal land allocation by lands minister? I believe this is the way things must go in real democracy. Corrupt leaders are there in all parties in Zambia and elsewhere, but it takes a bold leader to take his corrupt colleagues to task.

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