DEC charges ZNFU officials with theft by public servant and money laundering

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ZNFU President Dr. Evelyn Nguleka
ZNFU President Dr. Evelyn Nguleka

The Drug Enforcement Commission has officially arrested two Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) officials for money laundering activities, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

In a statement unveiled to the media today the 20th September, 2016, DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo said Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo, 43, an Executive Director at the ZNFU residing at Farm No. 87a/D/26 Chongwe has been arrested and jointly charged with Dr Evelyn Nguleka, 46, a former President at ZNFU residing at Plot No. 2752, Ndeke Meanwood in Lusaka for theft by public servant, obtaining money by false pretences and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

She stated that the Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with Dr Evelyn Nguleka and other persons unknown did fraudulently authorise the transfer of K906, 750.00 from the ZNFU account to R.N Parks and Gardens.

Ms. Katongo explained that Ndambo purported to show that the said payments were for landscaping and plumbing works at ZNFU when in fact he engaged R.N Parks and Gardens to carry out construction and landscaping works at his farm in Chongwe.

She further stated that on unknown dates but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 the duo did fraudulently authorise withdrawals of a sum of USD15, 000.00 from the ZNFU Dollar account purporting that the said funds were for various members of staff attending conferences in South Africa when in fact not.

Ms. Katongo also revealed that in the third count, on unknown dates but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did fraudulently obtain household furniture from Décor More Investments Limited valued at K169, 000.00 which was paid for by drawing cheques on the ZNFU account.

“The said cheques were meant for procuring ZNFU office furniture but the furniture ended up at Ndambo Ndambo’s house”

“The suspects are currently on Police Bond and will appear in court soon” she said

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  1. You know this thieving of Tongas and Lozies whereby they enrich themselves and get protected by their kin in ACC, DEC, Auditors, Police is not new. You can just imagine if Sweden had not engaged their own auditors Ndambo and Nguleka would be free men as we speak. Do you think if Nguleka and her colleague were Bembas or Nyanjas (CHewa/ Ngoni etc) the Zambian Auditors would have dely dallied for such a long time?… NO
    Most of these Tongas who brag that they are rich, if you dig you would find that they stole, point is they just protect each other.

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  2. Ndambo evelyn munkombwe ndambo????? Is this supposed to be a man’s name nangu shani? Pantu ine nshamonako evelyn umwaume mwandini.

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  3. When you steal a lot of money exceeding K500,000, you will be released on bail and the case will die naturally, but steal K1000 and you will feel how the mosquitoes bite in chimbokaila or central police.

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  4. Actually there is a historical background to stealing by Tongas and getting protection. Examples range from Mr Mudenda a UNIP Government Minster who stole huge amounts of money from Southern Province Agricultural fimo fimo (SPAFIF) ……. and was protected by KK although other Parliamentarians were opposed to that. Others are Mazoka who stole cows from Bostswana and Muntanga who stole cows from the Kawambwa Government Ranch where he was the head, then HH etc. List is endless. And then they boast that they are rich… and Bembas are poor…… what a shame by

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  5. We need to revisit the privatization conducted by HH at the time . As a Zambian I need to know whether HH, and others conducted themselves diligently in discharging the national duty bestowed on them to privatize sate companies. That should be the starting point. We can, in this day and age of technology revisit and conduct forensic audit on their activities. All Thieves regardless must pay back the Monies they stole. This is retribution because we are not members of PF but ordinary Zambians who sacrificed but Not for others to shamelessly steel our heritage. There are a lot of Zambians who worked for companies who even today have gotten nothing out of the whole thing because of for example under valued these companies to line their pockets. A lot of them are dead , their death…

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  6. There is some misreporting on the names in this article. I believe it seems Ms Nguleka was conned into signing and authorising for funds to be transferred to RN Parks(whatever) where from this Ndambo paid for works to his Chongwe farm. I hope that farm is not too near my parents farm in Chongwe. Sure would hate that bringing the posh area into disrepute!!

    But it looks like Ms Nguleka is innocent, and is only connected by an oversight she could not gave known of Ndambos intention? Unless she has shares in that farm too. They should clear her name from this muddy mess. But good stuff, arrest and try away!

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  7. Chakolwa Edgar Wrungu will pardon them or even instruct the DEC to drop the case once he is informed that the guys campaigned for him.

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  8. I am a transporter contracted by ECZ for the last elections. We are not paid upto now and yet donors released funds for logistics for the last elections. Please pay us, we worked. I think ECZ also needs to be audited.

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