Fred M’membe
Fred M’membe

POST Newspapers Limited provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho has given the newspaper’s former managing editor Fred M’membe seven days in which to furnish him with the company’s catalogue of assets as he takes control of the business.

Mr. Mosho has written to the Post Newspapers Limited owner, Fred M’membe requesting for a catalogue of assets of in liquidation within seven days from yesterday pursuant to section 281 section 1 of the Companies Act chapter 388 of the Laws of Zambia.

This is contained in separate letters addressed to Mr M’membe, Messrs Nchito and Nchito, and Messrs Palan and George Advocates and made available to media yesterday

And The provisional liquidator of the Post Newspapers Limited, Lewis Mosho of Lewis Natahan Advocates has terminated the legal services of the Nchito Brothers, Messrs Nchito and Nchito to the Newspaper.

The Liquidator has since appointed Messrs Palan and George Advocates as lawyers for the Post Newspapers Limited in liquidation.

Mr. Mosho has requested Messrs Nchito and Nchito to submit their outstanding fee notes if any as regards legal services that they have rendered this far to the Newspaper in liquidation.

He has however warned to report Messrs Nchito and Nchito to the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) should they continue representing the Post Newspapers without his written permission.

Earlier, Messers Nchito and Nchito filed an application for a Court Order to set aside the Provisional Liquidation of the Newspaper Company.

They sought a stay of the Provisional Liquidation of the Newspaper effected by Lusaka High Court Judge Sunday Nkonde through a court order.

On Tuesday Judge Nkonde placed the Post Newspaper under provisional liquidation and appointed Lawyer Lewis Mosho of Messers Lewis Nathan and Advocates to act as provisional Liquidator in respect of all the assets and properties of the Post Newspaper.

This followed a winding up petition filed in the High Court by five former Post Newspaper employees.

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85 COMMENTS

  1. Believe it or not, Post is now history… Thanks to ZRA, you guys are working very hard. That is revenue for government.

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    • You have now been given a lifeline Mmembe. Do the honours and pay up instead of playing victim. All this couldn’t have been happening if you were paying your taxes. Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar baba!

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    • Both PF and the Post are becoming irrelevant. When they differ they should do it quietly because their relationship was based on crookedness.

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    • Lawyers have been restricting entry of more players into the practice through ZIALE. Now we have the same hyenas as judges, advocates and executioners.
      Everything is just as Edward wants it.
      Only Adamson Mushala can now save us.

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    • Do those employees realise how they have been tricked by PF? In a liquidation ZRA gets priority over everybody else apart from liquidation costs. If the PFost was technically bankrupt because it could not pay ZRA’s demands, then the employees will get zero as ZRA will keep all the money realised after the liquidator has paid himself.

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    • Lewis Mosho has landed a jackpot!!! Who will pay him the instant FREE exabitant legal fees, no one else but ZRA. That “liquidators” will cost ZRA more than The Post Newspaper owe them. And who is ZRA boss, it’s Ministry of Finance. I smell why Mutati dissolved the board.
      The costs have backfired.

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    • The post can go but the poverty you guys are going through will still be there and it will even get worse. Feel sorry for PF guys celebrating this on an empty stomach and without fuel in there cars and no medicines in hospitals. NOTE. this is an LTD business so membe’s personal wealth will not be touched and he is free to start another business. If the sale of the assets will only raise 10% of what is owed, thats it ZRA looses out, That is why in civilised countries they do not shut down a running business but come up with a plan of recovering what is owed slowly but sure no matter how long it take because in this way you can manage to recover all the taxes and still give work to workers and their families who depend on the company.

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    • @LAZ, it is true the name “The Post” newspaper is now history. But nothing at law stops Mmembe or any other shareholders from reconstituting under a different name. They can also employ the same reporters and continue plying their trade.

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    • Its not over yet. Fred has many lives and wings. the best ZRA or whoever involved should have done was to cripple his wings first then finally close the post.

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    • Whatever Name he wants to name his new paper. Aa long as he pays tax. Pay Ceaser what belongs to Ceaser. Taxi belongs to Ceaser(the government). You can’t ignore Bible truth with impunity. It written “if you don’t submit to authority, the authority will poverize you” Romans 13

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    • Quite honestly, our governance and political system stinks. Instead of putting efforts in progressive matters we are busy with nonsense.
      Both Mmembe and PF are a waste of time and resources.
      When you look at all this, it’s irrelevant and childish.
      Few years ago they were in marriage and today they are in courts.
      Now they want to involve us? Noooo!!!!
      Fight quietly, we don’t care.

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    • I care, this reminds me KK pulling his hair when MMD’ gave UBZ etc to HH and friends to “liquidate” them.
      5 years from now Lewis Mosho will be buy the PF from the fees the government are going to pay him.
      Set The Post Newspaper FREE, you shallow thinkers.

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  2. True, at last we will have a media landscape with mediahouses that know their limits and not pretend they can influence Zambians to vote in a certain way.

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    • Muleya
      Iwee idi0t, what about your deadnbc, times and daily? Don’t they massively manipulate the masses with their pro PF propaganda to vote for yr chakolwa and his thugs?

      You may be in America, the mother of democracy but your brain cells are still dead, think idi0t!!

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    • @Pangwena:
      I totally agree with you. Never mind, that mother fuc.ker Muleya may be in America (USA) but he is NOT doing anything important – he is just a TOILET Cleaner (or Namadzai) so his brain functions are pretty mediocre and sub-normal!!

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  3. Ah thd ex-dpp cannot enter a noelle so in his sick mind tries to set aside a matter due for inter party hearing? Some law he and his stammering brother studied. Free basic legal advise thats an irregular, misconcieved application

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  4. When we told Mmembe that his running to Court and NOT the ZRA you people thought it was just ‘politics’. I am sure you now know the importance of paying taxes.

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  5. No business anywhere which operates without remitting tax to the govt. Why should Fred be an exclude?

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  6. M’membe helped liberate Zambia from KK’s ruthless dictatorship. The govt here is just being vindictive and petty.

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    • Wantanshi, that was a wind of change and you cannot pick on Mmembe to say he liberated Zambia. We just moved from one political setup to another. The issue here is tax evasion, which is a very big mulandu anywhere in the world. Mmembe cannot be treated differently.

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    • He didn’t work alone. He wasn’t even there when the fight for plural politics started. Don’t give him too much credit. He didn’t influence anything but got involved in a fight that had already started. But the important thing is not what he has done, some of which has been very progressive and some of it very destrctive too. It is what he is not willing to do for the same people he protends to be interested in. If he is a protector of the people of Zambia and a champion against corruption, please advise him that paying tax is mandatory and an important factor in national development.

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    • Mmembe was not even a big name at the Weekly Post at that it. He was just helping with finances. Ask Masautso Phiri, John Mukela, Paul Hall.

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  7. Members will be back with a different newspaper title. Watch this space. Only Post is closed, Members will always be Mmembe.

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    • No fear.
      He will soon be behind bars for swindling DBZ AND OTHERS.
      THE HATER AND HYPOCRITE.

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  8. EDGAR LUNGU IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE IN ZAMBIA. THE PF GOVERNMENT HAS COME INTO THE POLITICAL SCENE IN ZAMBIA ONLY TO STEAL AND DESTROY. IT’S A DUNUNA REVERSE! EVERYTHING IN ZAMBIA IS GOING IN THE REVERSE GEAR. WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, PEOPLE PERISH!

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  9. Can you people talking about paying tax ask ZRA to avail how much Times, Daily Mail, ZNBC, ZANIs owe the the Zambians. Read between the lines this is Political victimisation.

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    • Your reasoning puzzles me. If there one million thieves and one is caught would it make sense for him to complain that “why haven’t you caught the 999999 other thieves. If you have evidence that the times haven’t been paying taxes, you as a concerned citizen go to the complaints tribunal and file your complaint. If nothing happens then your assertion will be proved right. For your information there are publications such as the Catholic Icengelo which are more critical of government performance than the Post but have not been threatened. Reason? They give what belongs to Caesar to Caesar.

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    • @ Ndanje khakis, don’t you know that religious organizations are exempted from paying tax?

      That is why we have so many BUSINESSES operating as religious entities.

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    • Ndanje – some thieves, the ones u know will never be made to account as they are protected by their kind – only God will one day

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    • You’re not 100% right. If a Catholic Parish orders a vehicle they pay the same duty as other people. We pay NAPSA, Workman Compensation and other statutory requirements. We don’t pay tax as a business entity and that is where our “tax free ” ends. We also property rates.

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    • But there shall never be justification to commit evil because others are doing it. People have contracted AIDS because they went to a woman where their friends were going and never contracted the disease.

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    • those a boma media houses – they will pay. Compare Oranges with Oranges and Quavas with Quavas not Mangos with popcorns

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  10. Lawyers have been restricting entry of new players into the practice through ZIALE. Now its the same hyenas who are judges, advocates & executioners. Everything is just where Edward wants it.
    Its only Adamson Mushala who can save us now.

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  11. Fred Mmembe was as big headed in power as Kabimba was – and it all came crushing down hard on both of these nutcase power drunk guys.Haha, I ain’t havin any sympathy for ya.

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  12. I told membe with kabimba and his tanzanian counterpart to never challenge govt but look at the outcome!!!

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  13. Why appoint Lewis Mosho the thief who stole shoprite checkers funds as a client. Our Judicial system stinks of dirty and corruption.

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    • How can it not stink with a fraud convict in state house.
      Even before state house and his fraud conviction lungu advised the worst criminals in zambia like fawaaz and other dirty Chinese.

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  14. Mr. M’membe is reaping what he sow , the man was and still evil. In life , we all have our moments when we got what we hide from the public – and Fred this is his time to take the bitter pill. He just need enough cool bottled water to help beat the bitterness of the pill. Have fun , my mbuya m’membe.

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  15. Mumembe, mwandi look at the bright side, the tax burden which was a heavy yoke around you neck has just been lifted off you.

    Walk tall and free and be of good cheer…

    (I was trying to find an apt verse from your favourite book Malachi but nay…)

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  16. This PF regime is like a devil.It came to steal, Kill and destroy. Zambians made the biggest mistake of their land by voting for this government. What wrongs has Mmembe committed apart from exposing the evil schemes and deeds of the successive governments from 1991?Fellow citizens can you really imagine a situation where no evils are exposed in society and by the time you realize it the society will have got rotten to the core??

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  17. Only the Post was an independent media unlike these so called private news which are funded through back door by PF as the case with Daily Nation. Since the Post was closed, there has been a lot of stealing of government funds. The results are there to see. Do we have donors who can say NO to PF’s rule?

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  18. If the closing and pending liquidation of the post was about much needed revenues as lungu and state house tried to parrot why are they not pursuing the millions illigally paid to ministers used to campain for PF ?

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    • It’s not about collecting taxes – these are the issues these shallow minded fellows don’t want to talk about – to me the way some people talk good PF in its current form, will never condemn them even if they are they are being wheeled to the mortuary after failing to buy medicine that was prescribed due to lack of money in there pockets – to them it’s Sonta which means really nothing even to themselves – it’s development which they can’t even define. ..

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  19. Fred has been doing good checks and balances to our govt and country at large but i berg to differ with him on non remittance of taxes.In other countries like usa,china,japan,just to mention seriuos ones on earth Fred could have been jailed a long time ago.

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    • i couldn’t agree with you more.he could have simply requested for more time or atleast paid 75% of whatever was being owed then negotiated a payment plan.but our Mmembe become too big headed and thought he was untouchable.Let him go and ope a business in developed nations and avoid paying tax,we see if it will take more than 5 years for him to face the wrath of the law!!

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  20. When liquidation calls it is a relentless march. Very hard to stop or check it once it is in motion. Remember the Zambia Airways liquidation. It was ruthless, brutal and rolled over anyone who stood in its way. Even Sonny Mulenga’s promises to save the victims turned funny when he suddenly started fleeing when he couldn’t live up to them. So to my mind this is the beginning of the end of the Post as we know it.

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    • He is already tired of dancing – he started dancing when his fellow crook moved to State House – whatever we all do, one day Tutu we will be made accountable to the owner of the Heaven & the Earth – Iam sure Frederick Chiluba is gnashing his teeth wherever he is….for some of us are not really worried as we look beyond these corrupt human systems–so glorify whoever u want to glorify – everything has time according to the Creator. …

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  21. Once the Court grants liquidation and a Liquidator is appointed, it’s very difficult to change the Court’s process. He should have fought the stay before and not after. I feel sorry for him but ignorance of the law is no excuse, specially that Fred thinks he is a lawyer. If I were him, I would rather leave the Liquidator to complete his job. The only thing Fred must know is that he will never be a Director of any media company for some time and again no Bank or any other serious partner local or international will deal with him etc. His name is in serious shambles as we see the events unfold.

    Fred, should have consulted wisely when ZRA garnished his business. They say everything has got its time and this is a lesson to all of us that we should put GOD in front all the time for…

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  22. Instead of fixing reducing fuel price, mealie-meal price, load-shedding, they r busy fixing anyone with an opposing view.

    Zo-ona they r vision-less.

    Mmembe has launched The MAST NEWSPAPER. So the Post can hang till ka chakolwa, lazy-bum vision-less wanna-be TIN-POT DICK-TATOR Edward succumbs

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  23. THIS CHAP DESRVES NO SYMPATY FROM ANYONE. HE HAD A TRUCKING CONTRACT WITH KCM TO HAUL COPPER FROM CHINGOLA TO DURBAN, SA, TOGETHER WITH UNDER FIVE’S PIMP, FAT ALBERT. INSTEAD OF PAYING ZRA THE POST NEWSPAPER DEBTS, HE STARTED BUYING PROPERTIES AND FLYING AROUND THE GLOBE ENJOYING HIMSELF, THINKING THAT HIS GODFATHER, MCS WOULD BE THERE TO PROP HIM FOREVER. WITH THIS MONEY, HE TOGETHER WITH GUY SCOTT FORMED THE CARTEL TO TAKE OVER FROM SATA. THE POST WAS USED TO SILENCE POLITICALOPONENTS AND PROP UP THOSE WHO WERE POSSIBLE LEADERS. THIS WHOL THING HAS FAILED. SO MEMBE, JUST PAY UP AND SHUT UP. YOUR DAYS FOR MATCH MAKING ARE OVER.

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  24. IT IS SURPRISING THAT UNDER FIVE AND HIS CARTEL BUDDY MEMBE WHO CLAIM TO BE RICH AND ARE SHAREHOLDEERS IN THE POST ARE FAILING TO PAY WHAT THE PAPER OWES TO THE STATE AND ITS EMPLOYEES. YESTERDAY, IT WAS MUSHIPE WHO WAS BEING HARASSED BY BAILIFFS FOR UNPAID RNTALS, THE OTHER DAY, IT WAS KAKOMA CRYING THAT HIS BANK ACCOUNT HAD BEEN FROZEN, NOT LONG AGO, IT WAS CANICIOUS BAND COMPLAINING. IT SHOWS THAT UNDER FIVE, HIS PARTY LEADERS AND THE CARTEL ARE NOT AS RICH AS THEY CLAIM. THEY ARE A POOR BAND OF DESPERATE PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO GET TO POWER AT ALL COSTS TO COME AND LOOT THE TREASURY. ALL THIS TALK ABOUT CORRUPTION IN THE PF AND THE FIXING OF THE ZAMBIAN ECONOMY WAS JUST POLITICAL HOGWASH.

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  25. I personally dont care wether it’s political or not,Mmembe’s time of reckoning has come.he thought he could continue bullying and manipulating the govt/the people without any consequences.Just settle the outstanding bills and it shall be well.Be humble for once in your homosexual life.Ask Hungry Hyena(HH) for assistance and see how well that will go for you.as a matter of fact ask the Great Bag of Maize(GBM) for help…..your turn to feel what others felt because of you has come.

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  26. Who told you that the post newspaper was not paying tax? If you owe the Govt. or anybody else and the Courts of law decide on how much you should be paying and you continue paying in order to reduce your debt, should anybody disregard the courts to begin harassing you all the way until you are liquidated? No, it is not right. Any political system must respect the law. M’membe and the Post were paying tax. We know that the figure was colossal but it was being reduced. It is the Times and the Daily mail who don’t pay tax up to now. Why should Zambians only want the tax money from the Post and not that from the Times, Daily mail, Znbc etc.?
    It is political. M’membe will not be defeated. He is a clever fellow who can not lie low. Wait a minute, the liquidation will not affect him. He…

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  27. Zambia is finished. It is indeed going backwards, I feel pity for my Country Zambian heading different direction. We will soon be like Zim.

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  28. :The treasury has already been looted by Pf, that is why Zambia’s economy is overstressed right now. Businesses are collapsing and by the end of the year Pf will have no company to squeeze.

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  29. All those thinking liquidating the post is in good faith you so blind that you cant even see your own fingers soon and very soon you will begin to cry over this media oppression and abuse of human rights just watch the space you obsequious, numb and unwitting people

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  30. Comment:iys not easy to be a leader… bt anyway many thanx to ZRA u pipo u re weking indeed….. thank u all

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  31. @ Kanwa Kahosha and others in case you do not know, ZNBC, Zambia Daily Mail, Time of Zambia all these are owned by the Government even the employees get paid from the tax we pay, so my dear do not expect them to pay tax like a private company. When they fall short of money to buy paper your government funds them. The issue here is that Post is not a Government entity hence it should pay tax in full.

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  32. You guys are funny, your mocking Mweembe when ministers as stealing more than what this guy owes ZRA. Guess what? Even if Mweembe paid the tax; Lungu and his ministers would have put the money into their pockets. Did Lungu tell you where he got his money?

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  33. We told this post monkey to take hid because the Boss monkey was coming after him.
    The Boss Monkey will kill out-of-line monkeys. The Post monkey was playing a stupid game.
    Just look at its “former” lawyers from FTJ’s corruption days.
    Too late to run, fight this to the death. If you survive then you can take over the herd and the maize field.
    We know who is going to win this fight.

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  34. What’s the law on bankrupted individuals? Can they run another business? Even while the bankrupted one is being liquidated?

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    • You already know the law. You live there in the US,,, how many times did Donald Trump file for bankruptcy?

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  35. M’Membe accused RB that he was trying to close the post. When RB announced that he was not interested in closing the post but that the post would be closed by its debtors people did not believe him but M’membe new exactly the extent of his graft. M’membe was given a false relief when RB lost to Sata (MHSRIP). We can fool some people some of the time but we cannot fool all the people all the time. Even the so called cleverest will at one point entangle themselves and fall. The Cartel has a life span as well. What these guys(cartel) should do is concentrate on self initiatives towards the development of our country. Collecting VAT on behalf of Govt and the people of Zambia in general and pocketing it is certainly not one of the good patriotic initiatives towards the development of our…

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  36. Mosh is a thief big time! He is walking free! This country is unbelievable! Jails are for the poor or political prisoners!

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