Dr Savior Chishimba after leaving the ACC Headquarters
Dr Savior Chishimba after leaving the ACC Headquarters
The Zambia Revenue Authority has sued United Progressive People (UPP) President Saviour Chishimba for Malicious Falsehood demanding K100 million in reputation damages.

ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said on Friday 31st March, 2017 and Tuesday 4th April, 2017, the UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba issued statements purporting that the Authority dubiously and by corrupt means awarded a contract for the Design, Supply, Delivery, Installation, Supervision, Configuration, Testing and Commissioning of an Invoice Management otherwise known as Electronic Fiscal Devices to a named company amounting to K140, million.

Sikalinda said the Authority is an institution of high levels of integrity and careless statements from members of the public have the potential to bring the name of the institution into contempt and disrepute thereby affecting revenue collection.

He noted that having given that background, the Authority thought it was prudent for it to seek for a legal redress in the High Court on the matter.

“We have decided to sue the UPP President Dr. Saviour Chishimba for Malicious Falsehood and we are demanding K100 million in reputation damages” Mr. Sikalinda said

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    • To be honest I thought it was an uneducated allegation, when he made it. Unless he has tangible proof he claimed, this will cost him substantially.

      I know majority of zambian men are thieves , probably as much as 8 in 10 men are but this is taking it to the lowest of the lowest with his accusation.

      terrible country Zambia, is, imagine living there for rest of your life? yuk

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • Yes, that is a good move. Not where every Jim and Jack goes round spreading fake news causing unnecessary public anxieties.

      “No, I Maureen Mwanawasa has found my 14,000 votes in a bin”, where?

      So let saviour be sued and let him exculpate himself with his allegations.

      Are we going to live by falsehood?

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    • This is a smokescreen by Kingsley Chanda. He’s rushed to court to stop Dr Chishimba from talking about this issue. Next time we hear about this case will be in 2022.

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    • HE HAS DIARRHEA MOUTH LIKE NSM – THEY CAN’T TERM THERE TONGUES
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      You did well to sue his as.S. I hope he has facts. Let’s hope he does not cry political persecution.

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    • @ 1.6 #paybackourmoney,

      What do you mean stop Savior from talking about the issue?

      I thought instead this gives him the opportunity to produce evidence.

      This is the problem with people who just talk without any slight evidence, they get scared when the mstter is before the courts.

      One of them talk a petition to court last year, and because of lacking the slightest evidence, he ran away from his own petition by spending all his time on preliminaries.

      Then he turns around after his petition expired and time was over saying,

      “have I been heard? I have been accused and thrown in prison without being heard”.

      You are you sure it is possible for people to hear you without you talking?

      Some people think that if they don’t lie then they are failing in their duties.

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    • Tame him he has started smoking HH’s which has made him a falsehood preacher as well. Wasn’t he fired for stealing at OYDC?

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  1. “Sikalinda said the Authority is an institution of high levels of integrity” self acclaimed integrity. How do you auction The post newspapers assets when the said company is under liquidation?

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    • The post was insolvent going by it’s failure to meet internal and statutory obligations obligations such as salaries,napsa,paye,VAT. I challenge you to produce audited financial statements for the last three years to prove otherwise.

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    • And also disregard a court’s ruling to return the Post properties… Zambian “high levels of integrity” !!! Laughable!

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  2. We need to support Chishimba…the problem with Zambians is that they are a docile people even when you are fighting their corner!!

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    • @3 JAY JAY. YOU DON’T NEED TO. CHISHIMBA CLAIMS TO BE IN POSSESSION OF EVIDENCE. THAT EVIDENCE WILL SUPPORT HIM. CHISHIMBA, CIPUUBA SANA. ZAMBIANS MUST BE CAREFUL WHENEVER THEY DECIDE TO SAY SOMETHING PUBLICLY. TEKUBOSA FYE IYOO. DEMOCRACY PA ZAMBIA HAS BEEN MIS-INTERPRETED. BAIKATILE PA MUKOSHI. KWASHALA BANANKWE HH AND NEVERS.

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    • Peter – I don’t think you see the whole picture – do you really think this is about Saviour? This why I say Zambians are a docile people. I am talking about checks and balances …ZRA is not a private company to be taking taxpayers to court for issues unrelated to tax – who do you think is paying their legal fees? think think…they simply need to publicly show that all tender procedures were followed. Why cant the ZRA boss himself sue Saviour than hide behind a Public institution. This why whistle blowers are afraid to come out as they are not protected.
      Wake up!!

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    • No, Peter has a point!! Democracy has been taken for granted in Zambia where even clowns like Chishimba want to talk rubbish whenever they have nothing to do-ati freedom of expression!! That is why these leaders take us for granted because they know that the citizenry is not competent enough and are unable to hold them accountable. If a citizen has a tip about corruption in a public institution, one needs to double check that there is enough tangiable evidence which can trigger a conviction NOT RUSH TO THE MEDIA TO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF!! Same with that election petition, before putting evidence together, the petitioners rush to court and expect judges to change laws to suit them-ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!! I hope ZRA teach this i.d.iot Chishimba a lesson he won’t forget!!

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  3. Steve please it’s time people respected institutions. Institutions are never corrupt, but the people who run them so it’s best to point at one or two fellows than the institution. Just like in ZP the men and women some of them are but not the Zambian police. Let him pay through his nose.

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    • Bembas thrive on chaos, live in chaos and love to create chaos. Let them sort each other out.

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  4. This is just a threat to see if the problem will go away. Let hear from their lawyers not some [email protected] working for ZRA. See in court ZRA. We want open court not in camera.

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  5. Yes, that is a good move. Not where every Jim and Jack goes round spreading fake news causing unnecessary public anxieties.

    “No, I Maureen Mwanawasa has found my 14,000 votes in a bin”, where?

    So let saviour be sued and let him exculpate himself with his allegations.

    Are we going to live by falsehood?

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  6. This Kapwepwe clone is naïve, bordering on idiocy… If he had made these allegations in parliament (assuming that he is an MP) ZRA would not have touched him. If anything, the allegation would have prompted an investigation.

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    • Imwe naimwe, investigation where??
      Kaizer assaulted a Woman in full view of Police, Soccer Chakolwa (fan No1) Chagwa, & spectators & C.A.F officials. Where is the investigation??.

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  7. That is the right way to go. This guy has been ranting like a mad dog. Since he has all the evidence, let him take that to the court.

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  8. please just say that lungu and pf have sued him because we know that zra is lungu’s baby that he is using to settle scores with enemies like mmembe on behalf of RB. very disgusting behaviour

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  9. @ jfm the post was not insolvent they only defaulted on their obligations, ZRA gave them a payment plan which and they were paying through the court. There was one payment which was in dispute and they demanded for a meeting to reconcile the figures. ZRA swang into action and shut the business down. They went back to the revenue tribual and the tribunal ordered that the company be opened.ZRA never complied with the directive. Then in came liquidation issues. When this happens shareholders must be heard so that they can demonstrate how they will recapitalise the business. This wasn’t done.

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    • Yes, Steve, but when the said payment was in dispute, the post rushed to court not back to ZRA and THEY STOPPED PAYING TAXES as the matter was being awaited in court and injunctions were obtained!! As far as i know, even when LWSC wants to shut you down, you don’t go to court, you go back to them. You sort out any disputes in terms of billing and then you agree a payment plan with them, of which they are very flexible just like the way ZRA is flexible. The problem is Fred had ‘connections’ which protected him in the judiciary hence rushing to them and pulled a finger at ZRA and STOPPED paying tax.

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  10. Since Saviour says he has evidence, he has nothing to fear. This gives him a great opportunity to prove his allegations and bring out the alleged corruption on public through the court process.

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    • Judy, the Doc has no beans to spill. These chaps play to the gallery. Seeking sympathy from people. Am telling you he could have mentioned names by now to gain political milage. Just wait and see.

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  11. Whenever you sue somebody, the news must come from the lawyers saying ‘ My client so and so….. has instructed me to take so and so to court blah blah blah………’ Now we have heard nothing. It is a bluff!!! They are scared to death!!!!!

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  12. Saviour, with his fake doctorate, must be more discreet in his utterances. He will dissolve even before he can spill the beans.

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  13. Goodbye. Ba chishimba now you ve placed a wrong button. Too bad baba they will make sure that bamisha pa mabwe (leave you with nothing)

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  14. Disturbing pattern emerging. Abuse of authority of office to settle personal scores. Does it mean the public is not allowed to provide checks and balances? Even if it was true that an individual was indeed on the wrong side of the law, this is not how an institution should come out against any individual citizen! Why are they rushing to suing? Why can’t they prove their innocence? Something is not adding up here. My appeal to my fellow citizens is we should not support certain things blindly. We’ll soon be the victims of this abuse of institutional power! Lawyers, where are you?

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    • The real quest, every citizen has the right to blow the whistle. He says he has facts. A whistle blower must have facts, other wise you dent people’s or institution’s reputation. This will teach individuals not to insinuate against people or organisations, which has become the order of the day. Lies, lies especially inter party lies.

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  15. The court is Always fair. How much can you afford monthly. Just say k10.00
    Ok pay k10.00till k100000 is exhausted.
    Ok
    Ok boss

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  16. Why can’t they wait for ACC to probe them you support nonsense in Zambia this is not right that is a public company owned by Zambians who the right to check on their performance.

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  17. “Sikalinda said the Authority is an institution of high levels of integrity and careless statements from members of the public have the potential to bring the name of the institution into contempt and disrepute thereby affecting revenue collection.” This is a good example of how people will be taught to behave properly. If he has eveidency the coourts will vindicate him. If he does not then he will sell his party to the highest bidder to raise the money (K100 m). Coming to his brother HH, he should be told in no uncertain terms that Zambia is already in Junk status and he is not helping matters by yapping the way he is doing. We are working had to have Zambia come into investment grade, but there are too many hyenas talking about things they have no idea about. On top of this Yapping…

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  18. It’s true lusakatimes is no longer what it used to be. Anyone trigger happy about Chishimba being sued is either sponsored by those in the corridors of power or PF /MMD cadres (supporters). Exposing the ills of any kind that degrade or cause the sufferings to human beings especially the needy, voiceless, the poor of the poorest. Chishimba is doing the noble cause and is not sued by ZRA but by Lungu and his corrupt friends. When have you ever heard or seen govt institution sue a citizen? If Donald trump was a Zambian with false theories and statements he would be sued every second he says something. Back to the issue at hand, lungu is using every institution to go after those perceived as enemies without any restraint. Power corrupts and destroys every human decency. Chishimba is a…

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    • @24…….. which false theories did Donald TRUMP MOUTH? You mean the ones that convinced so many americans to vote for him not those weaklyings in the name of obama and hillary.

      problem with most zambians you listen too much to what the highly discredited Clinton News Network(CNN) and its syncophant the low level British Broadcasting Clinton(BBC), lie to you all the time. multichoice must remove these two from their channels.

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  19. … Yapping hyena list is HH. Please HH it is not that policies are bad or wrong your mouth is slowly killing our country. Keep quiet for a while your turn will come. After all it is in your interest to inherit a good economy in 2021, unless of course you have no interest in the economy of our country. The country will grow very very soon and you can see that. But because you want to be the one in state house you either don’t understand economic stability or your knowledge about the economy is limited to the number of cows that you own. Stop senseless talk and help the positive economic sentiments for our great nation. What will it benefit you to inherit a bankrupt economy in 2021 if you were to win? You predicted after the 2016 elections that the kwacha was going to tamble, that has not…

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  20. @ 1.6 #paybackourmoney,

    What do you mean stop Savior from talking about the issue?

    I thought instead this gives him the opportunity to produce evidence.

    This is the problem with people who just talk without any slight evidence, they get scared when the mstter is before the courts.

    One of them talk a petition to court last year, and because of lacking the slightest evidence, he ran away from his own petition by spending all his time on preliminaries.

    Then he turns around after his petition expired and time was over saying,

    “have I been heard? I have been accused and thrown in prison without being heard”.

    You are you sure it is possible for people to hear you without you talking?

    Some people think that if they don’t lie then they are failing in their duties.

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  21. I would suggest that this issue be investigated, as we all know there is no smoke without fire.
    Chishimba may have a point don’t just shut him up, all humans are corrupt by nature so how do you blindly trust that there Is no corruption at ZRA .

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  22. LT why is it that peace for zambia can keep posting the same blog why notvrestrict to one like the rest of us.
    Peace for zambia if LT cant answer surely you can tell us why your blogs take up so much space and are repeated.

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  23. I would be shocked if the courts upheld such a notorious, substandard and corrupt mode of operation. Whistle blowers hold institutions and organizations upright and tight. If he was an honorable leader Chanda should have appreciated Chishimba’s vigilance. The best he should have been for him to prove that the claims were unfounded. But Chanda wants the courts to ordain corruption at ZRA, setting a horrible precedence, that all of us, ordinary citizens get muddled…speak not, suspect not…just be damn! Thanks Chanda but you ain’t gonna run away with the Ball !

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  24. I ‘ve been following comments on the site of late and I find those which are pro upnd very disgusting and full of malice or insults if you like while those which are pro -Pf very defensive and neutral sometimes. I can’t go out with a sarcastic man sorry.

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  25. The way to go. There is too much conspiracy theories in Zambia even on matters some one knows nothing just to try to tarnish other people’s images. Check and balances does not mean malice and slandering public institutions.

    Regards

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  26. who doesn’t know that ZRA is a corrupt institution. ask a monkey at state house zoo or mundawanga and the money will tell you that ZRA is corrupt. ZRA want to replace the stolen money with saviour’s money. lets support Saviour and fight off these thieves at ZRA

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  27. That’s the only way to stop these allegations and I hope Chishimba has two strong legs to stand on
    This will help us know the corruption at ZRA or confirm that Chishimba is insane.

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  28. Good morning UPNDONKEYS, tell HH to enjoy the drive on the Mongu-Kalabo bridge road. It’s marvellous!

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  29. #Lundu, wait until Chishimba says you are corrupt that’s when you will sit up.ZRA of course is a public institutions but it does not operate in a vacuum, there are people inside ZRA who having feelings and a conscience as well as families and Friends, thus should be protected by the same law you purport to give the whistle Brower absolute rights to insult, malign and slander others,which does not exit in our statutes. Assuming Chishimba had credible evidence, there are better and honourable ways to put people to account than to go on an anthill and start shouting and threatening people of course with a view of gsaining cheap political mileage for a non existence political life of Chishimba. Chishimba should just find a better way to survive the political environment otherwise he…

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    • @ Dank

      ZRA has integrity? Please, refresh your memory. Who did allow Varun (Pepsi) to “borrow” tax-payers VAT and Excise Duty contrary to Customs & Excise Act and Constitution of Zambia?

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  30. The guy is right what happens Euro Bond. Is Zambia Railways performance okay how many days does a train takes from Lusaka to copperbelt where’s the money? Today it’s you and me who are paying Euro bond

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  31. ZRA is Zambia Revenue Authority and not Zambia Railways(Ibange).
    If Chishimba has evidence let him show the courts. If he does not have the evidence, let him pay because he can not maliciously accuse innocent people like that.

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  32. PF government is allergic to court hearings. ZRA is a public institution and Zambians have the right to know how their institution is managed. If there any concerns being expressed by one Zambian on behalf of the lot the solution does not lie in dragging an individual to courts of law at the same time judge him and slap K100m as damages. Justice in this case falls short of normal standards. Allow court process to play its role. Why is PF government so afraid with court procedural processes and resort to unorthodox methods of justice.

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  33. The Doc is not a whistle blower. A whistle blower will report to authorities in confidence. In this case the Doc is accusing ZRA and not an individual in ZRA PUBLICLY, and therefore any thing which is uttered in public is best resolved in court so that liars are deterred from lying. Or indeed the perpetrator is brought to book.

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  34. You got to hand it to ZRA, they know how to collect. Imagine he has to pay his tax on top!

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  35. To all of you who are against ZRA taking Chishimba to Court, does it mean that Chishimba is a liar? Is this not the right way to know how corrupt ZRA is? The truth must be told, we should be told how and how much has been stolen so Chishimba should producing the evidence not just pointing at people and institutions that they are corrupt without proof. How many accusations has Chishimba said just in short time which are not backed with any proof? It is time to put him on his defense for him to earn trust from all Zambians.

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    • Yes Lemba you very right. Infact both CHISHIMBA AND ZRA are right with their actions. What remains is to see who is saying the truth. There is no patriotism and respect for each other any more. You probably have seen how individuals / leaders have been insulted. It is un Zambian to insult people.

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