Chishimba Kambwili
Chishimba Kambwili

The Anti-Corruption Commission is today set to state its position on the impeding probe of former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili for corruption.

ACC Spokesman Timothy Moono said in an interview that the Commission will state its position today on whether it will proceed with investigating Dr Kambwili or not.

Last week, a highly placed source at the ACC revealed that the Commission was set to start probing Dr Kambwili’s accumulation of vast wealth after serving in government for five years.

The source also revealed that State House has also given a go ahead to the Commission to investigate Dr Kambwili.

But Mr Moono said the Commission’s official position on the matter will be known today.

“I know that there is general interest in this matter but all I can say to you now is that on Monday, we will tell the public the official position regarding that matter,” Mr Moono said.

Images have emerged on social media showing Dr Kambwili’s plush villas in Luanshya and another set of 500 flats in Mitengo area on Ndola-Kitwe road and details of his contracts under Mwamona Investments, a firm in which he is Director which has obtained several huge public and private contracts.

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  1. There is a very serious problem right there!!! Why does the President have to give a go ahead in order for ACC to investigate somebody?? Zambia will for a long time to come remain in the dark ages – with soo much power vested in one many!!!!

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    • And herein lies the problem …..the ACC just wants to expose the fact that ECL was lying when he says that ACC is at liberty to investigate any of his Ministers without getting his permission ….why accuse them of incompetence when even the late Sata blasted the ACC that they had investigated his Minister (Wynter) without seeking permission first …why should this be an issue of what each President that comes in thinks should be the case instead of this being shrouded in Institutional governance? This is a big problem in our country and these institutions will never be independent so long the President continues to appoint and disappoint Institutional heads 🙁

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    • Why is Edgar not telling us why he fired Kambwili?
      What will state House do when ACC declare Kambwili as corruption free?
      Kambwili should sue Edgar for reducing him from a PF hero to a Zero.

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    • I quote “ACC Spokesman Timothy Moono said in an interview that the Commission will state its position today on whether it will proceed with investigating Dr Kambwili or not”. what is the meaning of this statement? Are we interested in knowing your position? just tell us your findings so that we know the way forward.

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    • Kambwili is naive. Why didn’t he invest in the UK where his wife is residing.

      ACC, I would like to think should investigate this regardless of the outcome, it shouldn’t be a choice. Those assets shown are disproportionate with his income.

      Whilst we are at it, how about Lungu declares his income and spend, like Kambwili his income are disproportionate with his assets. Oops I forgot the ACC have to first ask him?

      Bunch of wazzocks.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • The fact of the matter is ACC is waiting on State House to tell them how to proceed…Why should they wait on State House and Lazy Lungu when its the Lazy Bone who just reappointed the BUFFOON knowing too well that the man had accrued too much wealth in a space of 5 years and not two months. Mind you this is the man who was responsible for issuing out Youth Empowerment cheques…if Kambwili can get so “wealth” just imagine how much of taxpayers funds were misappropriated during the election campaigns. These people are so greedy and corrupt that they are even refusing to pay back taxpayers money for being illegal ministers for 3 months when Parliament was dissolved.

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  2. There is a very serious problem right there!!! Why does the President have to give a go ahead in order for ACC to investigate somebody?? Zambia will for a long time to come remain in the dark ages – with soo much power vested in one man!!!!!

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    • They are all crooks they are like vultures looking at BUFFOON Kambwili’s corruptly acquired loot and thinking of how to share it before ACC can move in for the leftovers. You honestly thing there is men of integrity at State House we are talking of the likes of Kaizer Zulu and Co here.

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  3. YOU? JUST ARREST AND PUT HIM IN THE CELLS. WE CAN NOT SUPPORT THIEVES, ZAMBIAN ARE IN POOR STATE AND THEM ARE EATING WHY? AND IT IS IF WRONG FOR THE STATE TO REMOVE SUBSIDIES FROM FUEL AND OTHER COMMODITY AND INCREASE TOLL FEES BECAUSE THAT MONEY WONT BE SEEN BY ZAMBIANS AS ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE THIEVES AND SCOT-FREE. ZAMBIA WONT DEVELOP IF THESE I.D..IOTS WONT BE ARRESTED AND JAILED. ALL WORKERS ARE IN POVERTY BUT THEM ARE EATING TAX PAYERS MONEY.

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    • ZAMBIANS THEMSELVES AREA TO BLAME AND NOT THOSE THAT ARE IN LEADERSHIP. THEY HAVE SEEN THE ECONOMY SHARPLY DWINDLING BUT THEY ARE STILL HAPPY SURVIVING ON TRASH. SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES LIED AHEAD OF THEM BUT ALL WAS DUNUNA REVERSE.LETS NO BE COMPLAINIG YOU ARE JUST WASTING YOUR TIME. JUST THANK GOD FOR YOUR ACTIONS. why arresting him when that was your choice.

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  4. YOU? JUST ARREST AND PUT HIM IN THE CELLS. WE CAN NOT SUPPORT THIEVES, ZAMBIAN ARE IN POOR STATE AND THEM ARE EATING WHY? AND IT IS WRONG FOR THE STATE TO REMOVE SUBSIDIES FROM FUEL AND OTHER COMMODITY AND INCREASE TOLL FEES BECAUSE THAT MONEY WONT BE SEEN BY ZAMBIANS AS ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE THIEVES AND SCOT-FREE. ZAMBIA WONT DEVELOP IF THESE I.D..IOTS WONT BE ARRESTED AND JAILED. ALL WORKERS ARE IN POVERTY BUT THEM ARE EATING TAX PAYERS MONEY.

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  5. This case is going nowhere…………..I am sure he’ll account for the money that he has especially that he’s been a business man before he even joined politics. Taking on this case will just be a waste of tax payers money.

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    • He must then show us how much tax he paid ZRA for him to accumulate such wealth within a short period when actually the economy was not dong well. Such tax must include PAYE, WHT if any, INCOME TAX and any tax related to his business together with the total number of employees he has employed over the period. If he has terminated services of such employees he must show us the total terminal benefits paid by his company and which bank through which bank they got their terminal benefits and any related taxes paid to the Zambia Revenue Authority. LESA NI MALYOOTOLA

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  6. Why now?for what reason should acc prob him?it’s just a quick play on him we all know that pf and it’s so called followers mmd are all corrupt chap’s..especially in police service corruption is like food to traffic offices such that they even make a target of the money they should knock off with like a shop without goods in it but making money..in our money they are even building..roadblocks everywhere in they personal interest not to help the government..

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  7. state house giving a go ahead to ivestigate corruption when their mandated to do so without interferance??????????????? mmmmmmmmm something fishy here but i understand the big man is trying to consolidate his powers

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  8. Lol Kambwili was a business man before he joined politics.Therefore ACC should not waste time.Who told you that u can’t have money if u’re a minister?Trump is rich and is the president of USA.Crazy politics in Africa.Lungu is scared of Kambwili period.Ba Kambwili be in PF we’ll support u.We faught for Lungu when Guy scott wanted him out and now he wants to behave like Guy Scott.Let him continue otherwise come 2021 Lungu will also be in Jail.He should learn something from RB.RB never wanted to arrest his friends because of stories of pipo.He wanted to reconcile the nation.Lungu is now again dividing the nation coz he has failed to put systems in place to stop corruption even at state house.Kambwili can’t be corrupt now when in 2015 and before elections in august,2016 everything was ok…

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    • Well spoken @Moscow(OP). You are spot on. CK was in business even before he joined PF. He has been a hard worker all along. ACC should find something else to do. You will hear that he hasn’t been paying tax and this and that…if they draw a blank in their investigations. Watch this space.

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    • You are very incorrect my dear. Trump is rich yes but once he takes up the oval office, he will have nothing to do with his Trump empire as per American constitution which is well respected and upheld by all citizens. Unlike ours in Zambia where the sitting President decides everything for everyone be it right or wrong. If Trump had run in African politics for example….he could have been killed or forcibly exiled somewhere for fear of being maimed by the incumbent and his cronies. Just take a look at the across border in Congo where Kabila wants to kill his one time friend Katumbi over politics. Just because the latter wanna correct things in the country. So mune you are very very wrong and misleading.

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  9. “……….set of 500 flats in Mitengo area on Ndola-Kitwe road…..” caught my eye hope its a typing error or maybe not. Kambwili must sure be on the list of Zambia’s richest!

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    • I thought Mitengo is on the Mufulira – Ndola road. So there is another Mitengo on the NDL-KTW dual carriage way?

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    • There is not such a number of flats in Mitengo area, it must be about 10 near the mufulira round about at Levy mwanawasa stadium and not 500 why alarming pipo ba ACC?

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  10. What has changed in 2 months?Let us be real and stop this crassness in the country.Ba Lungu should be principled.U can’t arrest someone after winning.He should have done it before elections.I hope the president will listern otherwise his downfall will be fast.A leader should show good Judgement all times.He couldn’t arrest Kambwilli coz he was scared to lose.what a leader!!Anyway i hope he’ll be the president we all are cherish instead of being petty of simple issues.

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  11. Nothing will come out of the investigations and they not even investigate him. if they do, it will just be cosmetic. Kambwili has already paid anyone involved with his financial dealings to remove any incriminating evidence. Useless ACC

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  12. Dozens of thieves mentioned in the audit report are waiting to be arrested but so far nothing is happening. To single out Kambwili alone for investigations out of all the corrupt ministers smacks of personal vendetta by Lungu. We all know the whole system is rotten.

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  13. @Wantashi, Lungu only goes after his perceived political enemies. kambwili needs to explain why he got part of the golf course. But nothing will come out of toothless ACC who only act based on instruction from Lungu

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  14. @1.3 Nostradamus, maybe you can sue the “president of southern region” if at all there is such a position in Zambia. The President of the Republic of Zambia has the legal right and sole prerogative to hire and fire. And he does not owe any jim and jack in upnd any explanation.

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  15. Obviously what they are going to tell us today is whether state house has given them a greenlight or not to investigate Kambwili

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  16. Ba LT, looking at the pictures of the so called Kambwili flats in Luanshya I dont anything plush, also ?500? flats on Ndola-Kitwe road? Come on LT you are not vampire Mmembe to twist stories like that. Let ACC probe and wait for the outcome not spreading rumours like Mmembe or UPND. Kambwili is innocent and not corrupt until proven so by the laws of Zambia. Leave Lungu alone, dont put words in his mouth, thats beneath you LT, leave cheap stuff and petty jealousies to lesser humans and donkeys you know who…hiho hiho hiho hiho hiho.

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  17. DID SOMEONE ACTUALLY SEE HIM STEALING OR CORRUPTLY GETTING THE WEALTH OR ITS JUST THE THING WITH ZAMBIANS: IF ANYONE IS WEALTHY THEN:
    “HE MUST BE CORRUPT” OR “HE MUST BE A SATANIST” LETS PULL HIM DOWN.
    IN ANY CASE THE ACC MUST JUST DO THEIR JOB QUIETLY AND ONLY REVEAL TO US THE OUTCOME.

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  18. There should be no sacred cows except singling out Kambwili who is a pillar of PF send bad signals that pipo are jealousy and scared of him contesting in 2021.Why is it that the other corrupt ministers are not yet mentioned ?
    It is a sad development in PF.

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  19. As you can see, the rot is from the top. ECL is the problem. He’s as corrupt as you can imagine, making him vulnerable and unable to allow free operation of institutions set up to act as checks and balances. Without these institutions working freely, our country becomes a failed state, a fiefdom. When the time comes, this will be yet another reason to equalise and deal the whole raft of people abusing their positions or failing to act in order to protect or promote national interest.

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    • WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PUBLIC PROTECTORS REPORT BY MADONSELA IN SOUTH AFRICA SHE NEVER CONSULTED JACOB ZUMA SHE WAS FREELY ALLOWED TO CARRY OUT HER OWN INVESTIGATIONS AND SHE MADE THAT REPORT A PUBLIC DOCUMENT BUT HERE YOU HAVE FIRST TO CONSULT THE PRESIDENT. WHERE IS THE DEMOCRACY. ALL THESE ARE YOUR OWN MAKING. EVERY POWER VESTED IN THE PRESIDENT. WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER YOU FOOL ZAMBIANS. YOU ARE STILL PERISHING.

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  20. Well done Zambian govt.arrest Kambwili.Is it true too that he wanted to build on a golf course somewhere? His wife here in the UK has a nursing agency.let UK officials check her too.its zambian money they have stolen

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  21. Leave Dr.Kambwili alone.He worked hard for his money as a scrap metal dealer.
    Just copy and paste his investment plan. mU real estate mwaliba mpiya.Let me provoke you lazy bones. 500flats at ZMW2500/MONTH give him a total sum of ZMW1,250,000 ONLY. You get it? Now you understand how he manages to buy his wife A CAR VALUED AT ZMW1,850,000.TOTAL RENTAL INCOME PER MONTH 700FLATS AT ZMW2,500 is ZMW1,750,000 ONLY. NOW THATS WAHT WE GOOD BUSINESS IDEA.AM COPYING AND PASTING IT.

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  22. Mr Moono please check Mrs.Kambwili Kuno ku Uk too. She runs a Nursing Agency employing people with no permission to work in the UK So underpaying them. That neck has stolen money!!!!!!

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    • Really laughable you think a business in the UK can risk employing illegal workers…this is no longer the 90s, if HMS Home Office raid that Nursing Agency, they charge a penalty fee of £10,000 per every illegal worker or person on the premises.

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  23. Now you know that he has more money than GBM.What is his monthly operational cost? probably zero. the flats are still new, no maintenance at the moment. SO STOP THE WITCH HUNT, THERE ARE NO WITCHES IN KAMBWILI`S ESTATE.

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  24. I just want to be a bit objective here. I am neither supporting Kambwili nor the ACC. However, the flats in question in Mitengo are in Ndola are not 500. Those flats at most may be 15 or so. The issue of the wife running a nursing agency is neither here nor there. The problem we have in Zambia is if someone is doing better than you, then they have either stolen or they are Satanists. People have already judged already but let us wait and see.

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  25. This lazy approach to serious matters will not Zambia anywhere .If government was to be serious , this man would be in Kamfinsa prison.

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  26. It is a bad way of saying thankyou to kambwili for the hard work he did.Africans are bad pipo and its the reason i will never trust them

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  27. 500 Flats? R these figures correct? If so, that is a massive development & running into millions of Dollars. What is the average of cost of buying a medium modern Flat in Ndola? Do your maths. I lived in SA for over 20 years & there so many complexes with Flats. I never came across one, which had 500 units in a single complex.

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  28. Its not only Mwamona investments. There is also Buildcon that he owns but surprisingly he is failing to pay suppliers.

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  29. We need to raise the intellectual levels of our population a notch if only. See this idea of living by soundbites is not good at all. Some of us saw young men like Kambwili struggle and use as many opportunities as were presented to stabilize and grow. While some people were eating their earnings this young man was looking at ways to grow his income, however small. We have people who are millionaires now who started early and in some cases during school days when others were eating down their allowances and going to discos!! Let’s be objective. The fact that perhaps Kambwili may have taken advantage of something should not paint all his achievements in the same brush stroke. In fact, we do not even know whether there is more politics at play than real substance. Wait until this ACC…

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    • Really laughable you think he obtained his wealth by working in govt and private at the same time? You have never run a business before you are excused.

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  30. In life sincerity is essential for a President when making decisions. Hopeless Scheming is Archaic Politics. And Lies have got very short Legs. 500 Flats where ??? Soon the Lies will catch up with Edgar Lungu , and he will end up running away from the same people he is supposed to serve.
    A Trip to New York UN General Assembly, Another trip to Madagascar for the AU, Yet another Trip to Angola for the Great Lakes Region Summit , Another One to Morocco on Climate Change, and Still another one to Equatorial Guinea for the Africa Arab Summit. All in 30 Days!!! Next will be a Trip to Antarctica for a summit on the preservation of Cockroaches to spur the Diversification of Zambia’s Economy!
    My vote is rapidly becoming a white elephant. No matter where you go , Mr Lungu no matter…

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  31. My vote is rapidly becoming a white elephant. No matter where you go , Mr Lungu no matter how many boot lickers will lick your now evident schemes of Self perpetuation , the hard working people of the Patriotic From who brought Victory in 2011, 2015 and 2016 are not going anywhere. Come 2020 the challenge will be there.

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  32. ALL OF YOU WHO ARE SAYING HE OBTAINED HIS WEALTH THROUGH CORRUPT DEALS, ASSEMBLE AT LEVY MWANAWASA STADIUM IN NDOLA OR HEROES STADIUM IN LUSAKA TO STAND AS WITNESS. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR EVIDENCE ACC WILL MEET YOU THERE.

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  33. CORRUPTION?

    BANKS AND OTHER LENDING INSTITUTIONS WORK AND MAKE MONEY from interest on money they lend.

    CK went to the bank for a loan worth K1b using his position and Sata or ECL as SURETIES.
    Two years later, he uses the properties acquired from the earlier loan as SECURITY.
    The same is repeated time and time again…. You call that corruption? Excuse me!

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    • Which private bank lent him K1billion? And you do not know what abuse of power is? What assets has ECL got that he can use as a guarantor for a K1 billion loan OR even Sata what assets did he have that were in his name….No wonder our nation is ingrained with corruption because silly people like you who see nothing wrong with this.

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  34. These are the same people when campaigning saying HH this HH this. Don’t point a finger at someone and forget that you are also a chief sinner. You were scared of HH to win because of massive corruption in PF. Kambwil no wonder your campaign message was Tongas this and this, Shame upon you.

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  35. THE ROAD TO 2021 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS

    The MMD has now taken over PF 100% . The last samurai Dr Chishimba Kambwili is out. Remember ECL wanted him out at nomination stage when he sent the small Kankubili Chanda to contest Roan constituency. It is History it never worked. Then came the prolonged delays in reappointing him to the Ministry. Somehow he survived that. Now they say he is corrupt. even ACC are yet to confirm their position. Interpretation is that they are either waiting for the instruction from State House or there is nothing tangible to say regarding the alleged corruption. ECL sold the PF organization to the Blues retain the presidency. The UPND talked about the Water melon with red inside strategy . it failed of course . What we have is the MMD genetic engineered…

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  36. If he is corrupt, he cannot be alone. in government, they work as a team of ‘vultures’. To stop the chain reaction, the ACC will ‘FIND or CONCLUDE’ that he has no case to answer 🙁 My conclusion, we have to fix root causes not effects. What do I mean? Well, think about how government contracts are awarded and how their abrogation is handled. Is this a unique case? My answer is No! You can pick any minister (PF especially) and check their financial dealings. I leave it up to you to digest.
    In parliament, everyday they make history of mostly nonsense i.e sleeping, making useless comments, drinking and insulting each one another. Most of them are not worthy the title ‘Honourable’

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    • BUFFOON Kambwili’s crime is here stole more than the others and bragged about it with branded buildings…if likes of Kambwili can accumulated so much wealth in 5 years – what of the likes of Chikwanda, Lubinda, those at RDA…its no surprise that we have nothing to show for those EUROBONDS, our children will have to pay up this debt in the future.
      No wonder Sampa and Mulenga Sata were begging to come back in govt as there is no life outside it.

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  37. Its this Lazy **** Edgar who is to blame why does he not hold a press conference and answer some questions…look at Trump not even in office but he is on live TV answering questions. If you knew Kambwili was corrupt why did you reappoint him? Why should ACC wait on him to investigate his ministers?
    This idea that Lazy Lungu wants combat corruption is a joke and truly laughable…we as a people have to lobby the opposition to propose policies in parliament to make ACC independent let it report to a High Court Judge…lets see who will oppose that.

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  38. ITS REAL SAD THAT, ACC CAN ONLY INVESTIGATE SOMEONE AFTER STATE HOUSE GIVES A GO AHEAD. KAMBWILI IS A VICTIM OF HIS AMBITIOUS TO CHALLENGE ECL. HE SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING. ECL WILL MAKE SURE HE IS SORTED OUT. ITS NOT JUST CORRUPTION, COZ WE HAVE THOSE GUYS LIKE KAIZER ZULU WHO HAVE ALSO AMAZED PLENTY OF WEALTH WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD.

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  39. HH, PATRICE MOTSEPE (PM) AND CK…….. THE DIFFERENCE!

    SABC: People in Zambia always ask this question. How did you acquire so much wealth at tender age and within such a short space of time?
    HH : People are just jealousy. I want to empower the youth of my country, bra..bra..

    SABC: Sir, South Africans admire you. From a boutique, how did get to where you are now?
    PM: When the ANC came to power 1993, they launched Black Economic Empowerment or BEE, a programme to redress the inequalities of Apartheid. I used that money to buy shares in several mining companies which have now become mine with the appreciation in value of the of metal.

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  40. ……. HH, PATRICE MOTSEPE (PM) AND CK…….. THE DIFFERENCE!

    ACC: Sir we are investigating the source of your wealth because we suspect the wealth you have accumulated is through corruption. Can you tell us?
    CK: Before I became minister, I took life insurance worth K1.5m for me and my wife. When I became minister, I increased that insurance to K5m. This is the security plus sureties which I use to access loans from financial lenders (see documents).

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  41. WHY CHMBWILI KASHIMBA ALONE BECAUSE THE WEALTH AMASSED BY D.C CHANDA KABWE IS TOO MUCH WITHIN HIS THREE YEARS OF SERVICE. LUNGU MUST NOT BE SELECTIVE…

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  42. Atleast K.K maintained corrupt free cabinet ministers.If this happened in K.K ‘s time the shushus would have already taken him away underground for questioning in statehouse tunnels.

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  43. This lazy approach to serious matters will not take Zambia anywhere .If government was serious , this man would have been in Kamfinsa prison by now .

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