Former Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Director General Nixon Banda
Former Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Director General Nixon Banda
Former Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Director General Nixon Banda has died.

The news of the death of retired Judge Nixon Banda who was serving as Commissioner at the Judicial Complaints Commission.

The last 3 months, Banda together with Judge Mushabati and Advocate Geoffrey Simukoko have been hearing the complaint for incompetence and gross misconduct of 5 Constitutional Court Judges who handled the Presidential Petition.

The JCC hearing closed on Monday and Banda and fell ill on Wednesday or so before he passed on Friday at 4am.

Banda was Director General of the ACC during the period 2004 and 2008.

Banda was appointed and ratified by Parliament in 2004 and was later retired in 2008.

This was the difficult period for the ACC as the institution was overlooked, sidelined and ignored by the Mwanawasa government.

Instead Mwanawasa’s government set up an ad-hoc body called the Taskforce on Corruption, which spearheaded the corruption fight especially against former President Frederick Chiluba, Xavier Chungu and other former government officials.

The Taskforce on Corruption was designed to be a joint commission with officers drawn from all investigative and security wings.

In the end it became a body driven by Mark Chona and Mutembo Nchito who used the powers vested in the ACC to conduct the work of the Taskforce on Corruption, leaving Banda an outsider to a process he was appointed and constitutionally mandated to wage.

Everytime Banda attempted to assert his authority, he was scandalised in the Post Newspaper and manufactured scandals on land he purchased in Chipata and Mumbwa became a constant item in the newspaper.

At the end of his four year term, Mwanawasa did not renew his contract.

Banda died on Good Friday after a short illness and will be buried in the week.

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23 COMMENTS

    • WHAT HAS THE DEATH OF THE MAN GOT TO DO WITH PRESIDENT MWANAWASA? DON’T DIVERT PEOPLE’S ATTENTION.

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  1. Why start praising him and saying bad things about Mwanawasa, Mwanawasa’s task force worked very well..AS much as this man might have been a good man he may not have been efficient in his work dont look for excuses for him by saying bad things about our late and beloved President L.P.M.. Lets be saying good things about a person without tarnishing another person’s name trying to justify why the man did not do his work… Just write about what the man did and that’s it and acknowledge his good works. Mwanawasa’s works speaks for itself no justification needed, He did a great job as President no excuses..
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    • yOU ARE DAMN RIGHT. IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE DON’T EXPOSE YOURSELVES. DON’T EVEN TRY TO TARNISH THE LATE MWANAWASA’S NAME(MHSRIP) BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER FIT IN HIS SHOES IF YOU ARE PF. AM NON PARTISAN BUT REALLY PF IS THE WORST THING TO HAVE COME ON THE ZAMBIAN SCENE.
      WE NOW UNDERSTAND WHY GUY SCOT ADVISED AGAINST SOMEONE’S CANDIDATURE BECAUSE HERE IT IS BRAINS AGAINST THUGGERY.
      ECL MUST CLEANSE HIMSELF BY GETTING RID OF THE LIKES OF KAISER. WE KNOW HE OWES HIM SOMEHOW BUT THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE REASON TO LET ZAMBIA SLIP INTO OBLIVION. CHANDA IS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT TOO. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO ADVISE ECL THE CORRECT WAY TO GO. THE PROBLEM WE HAVE IS THAT ALL THOSE IN GOVERNMENT ARE NOVICES IN GOVERNANCE AND WILL PROBABLY RUN NATIONAL AFFAIRS LIKE A ‘KANTEMBA’ OR…

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    • LIKE A ‘KANTEMBA’ OR SOWETO DEPOT WHERE THE ONE WITH MUSCLE TAKES CONTROL BY INTIMIDATION. THIS IS A STATE AND WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THE INTELLIGENCE IS NOT DECISIVE EVEN AFTER NOTICING THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND.

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  2. The best GBM can do right now is to give the UPND a better type of leadership that is non-tribla, nepotit as compared to what HH has been offering all these years. Lets face it or not, HH is not going to come back to lead the UPND with a criminal record. It just wont work. Lets just turn to these intelligent Bembas like GBM, Sichinga, Nevers and Miles Sampa because in them lies the future of Zambia under the UPND !

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    • @2Rich Clowns,
      WHEN YOU APPLIED TO BE A BEMBA DONT THINK I ALSO DID THE SAME. MY GOD GAVE ME THE TRIBE WHICH I AM PROUD OF. YOU SHALL DIE WITH THAT HATE OF TONGA IN YOUR HEART AND GO TO HELL IF YOU SHALL NEVER REPENT. I CHARGE YOU.

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    • @ 2Rich Clowns, exactly my thought. HH will not be allowed to take part after 5 years because of criminal record hanging over his name. PF calculated this and are way too ahead of my brother HH. They were looking for faults and finally got him. Lol

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    • @4.2SEMEKI. PF WASN’T EVEN LOOKING FOR FAULTS. HH HAD AND STILL HAS A LOT OF FAULTS YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FOR THEM IN HIM. PROBABALY, THE ONLY TIMING YOU NEED TO DO IS WHEN TO ARREST HIM. LIKE WHEN HE’S OVERWHELMINGLY OVERFLOWING WITH FAULTS. HIS ARREST THIS TIME ROUND WAS VERY TIMELY, BECAUSE ALL SECTIONS OF SOCIETY BECAME TIRED OF HIM AND BITTERLY COMPLAINED ABOUT HIS DISTRUCTIVE PATH. HH JUST CHOSE TO BE IN TROUBLE.

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    • You can celebrate HH’s arrest now but you will gnash your teeth when your favoured Lungu goes in for real treason.

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  3. Nixon Banda will not receive a message of condolences from HH and his UPNDonkeys, he ate too many rats since he was born.
    Even GBM, when he dies same same because he is a monkey eater. So GBM doesn’t know that?

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  4. i remember Mr Banda was Deputy Director of SITET (Special investigations team for economy & Trade) in the 1980s till 1991. Amake Dorica ( that’s the wife) be strong during this difficult time. MHSRIP.

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  5. It was an assassination! No doubt Maureen Mwanawasa will be at the funeral house to celebrate another enemy of her husband dead !

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  6. YOU DO NOT GRAB OTHER PEOPLES WIVES JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE POWER. YOU DO NOT SACRIFICE PEOPLE TO HAVE WEALTH, BECAUSE ONE DAY WE WILL ALL DIE. SATANISM JUST BLINDS YOU. IF PEOPLE COULD LIVE FOREVER BY BEING EVIL THEN ALL COULD BE EVIL. LET US PUT GOD FIRST. AMEN

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  7. Edgar has divided our nation. why arrest hh, we are only read to recognise him as president after p-petition. hh applied for stay of ineuguration until case was over at courts of law. lungu hijacked the presidency neither shall there be treason against hh because zambia has no president yet.

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