Housing Estate allegedly belongoing to President Lungu
Housing Estate allegedly belongoing to President Lungu

Outspoken opposition politician Savior Chishimba has alleged that President Edgar Lungu is behind the construction of a block of ultra-modern luxury villas in Lusaka.

Mr Chishimba who is UPP President has since given President Lungu a seven-day ultimatum to confirm or deny his connection to the properties located in State Lodge – Mikango area.

In a statement, Mr Chishimba alleges that the villas where constructed by AVIC International as pay back for the Chinese firm’s numerous contracts it has received from the PF government.

He said President Lungu must also fully explain how he has powered his way into immense wealth over the past two years of his Presidency -from the net worth of K2 million in 2015 to over K27 million in 2016.

“We have said before that over K50 billion has been plundered under the PF regime over the past five years and over 50% of these public funds have been repatriated into offshore accounts through mafias and the bogus Chinese contractors,” he said.

He added, “UPP is fully aware that, like FTJ Chiluba, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has been traveling around the world as a way to just his allowance-based earnings as the source of wealth. This is a cheap strategy, especially that Zambia is failing to balance the budget under his humble leadership.”

“We give President Edgar Chagwa Lungu seven days to either confirm or deny part one of the report in our possession in respect of the properties in the pictures hereunder exhibited. These properties are in State Lodge – Mikango area. If he provides facts to the contrary, we shall be the first to render a public apology.”

Mr Chishimba also challenged the PF administration to explain the role of AVIC International in all the public projects.

He also demanded an immediate forensic audit of AVIC and all its deals in Zambia.

“The people of Zambia are currently being subjected, needlessly so, to economic hardships because of corruption and the over K200 billion public debt, which the PF regime has contracted to finance corruption, is being placed on the shoulders of the poor in Zambia. These are the issues that the genuine Catholic Bishops are trying to address,” he said.

A line of flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
A line of flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
Another view of the flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
Another view of the flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
Block of Flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
Block of Flats alleged to belong to President Lungu
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  1. Lungu is a thief! It is not the first time visionless Lungusha economy has stolen, remember he stole his clients money & Lungu’s law practice certificate was cancelled.
    The Skeleton Key
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    • Saviour Chishimba should NOT mislead people who have insufficient data. While we appreciate Chishimba’s display of the flats, He has not told us the value of these flats. He has also NOT told us how much ECL received as gratuity from spending time as a Minister and after he completed the Presidential term of Sata in 2016. Please include his perdiem on official travels. Then we can calculate the difference and determine if there is theft or it is earned income. SO CHISHIMBA STOP BEHAVING LIKE A MONKEY AND PROVIDE SUFFIECIENT DATA.

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    • Tantwe,

      You have a point. I had a similar experience when I received my terminal benefits after deciding to go on early retirement. The money accumulated from gratuities from the international private companies I had worked for overseas made it possible for me to construct blocks of flats in Lusaka and the Copperbelt. All of sudden, there was suspicion about how I managed to come up with all these properties. I was suspected of being a Satanist, drug dealing, money laundering, and all sorts of nefarious activities! These detractors conveniently forgot that I was highly educated and had accumulated my wealth over a period of working for more than twenty years in highly lucrative jobs. That’s Zambia for you!

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    • Tantwe
      He has told you Lungu owns these flat…what more do you want? What more do you want?
      Next you will say its okay for president to engage in such projects build by contractors being single sourced contracts!!

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    • @ Tantwe & Facts:

      …100% very true.

      I too am a ardent believer of investment through research, meditation, time, resource and God’s grace. As a result, I’ve personally adopted a capitalistic approach towards life, especially here in Zambia. If petrol goes up to K20 per litre, I’ll work harder and continue buying it – not crying like tu ma tribalist babies. Mxxm.

      This is why ka Mushota (aka LT Admin I think) is cheeky.

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    • Chishimba is a monkey. How many wild claims has he made in 2017 alone? Chishimba smokes some illegal substance which affects how his brain works. He googles some pictures on the internet and started making claims to excite tribalist oxens.

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    • Whatever the case is whether from his earned money or not it is not morally right for a “humble” leader to be displaying wealth in such a manner from resources earned in government while leading an impoverished population such as ours. Himself he acknowledged the extent of poverty in this country.

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    • Savior too much dobo! And while we are at it this Savior chap should account for the money he misappropriated at Olympic youth development centre

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    • THESE VILLAS HAVE HOUSES VERY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER. THEY SOON START CAUSING ENVIROMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

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  2. No smoke without fire, elyo abantu baleseka chishimba kambwili…..bonse niba pompwe. And you have a head of state who does not fire his minister because of corruption. They are all a bunch of criminals, reaping from the poor people of this country.

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    • The president is not obliged to comment on each and every issue raised against him at random. However, for issues of corruption of such magnitude he must come out in the open and state the correct facts on the ground through his press aide.
      -First: establish whether these flats really exist?
      -Second: establish in whose name this plot is registered and in whose name is the building permit issued by the City Council?
      -Third: make these facts known to the public through press aide.
      -Fourth: if president is not guilty, then cage Chishimba to join the other band wagon for defaming or putting the name of the Head of State in disrepute.
      However, if there are delays in responding then the public will speculate that the president is looking for a cover-up. It will also explain why there has…

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    • It will also explain why there has been NO action against Kambwilli after his illegally/corruptly built flats were exposed in Ndola and Luanshya. It will be a story of not pointing a finger at someone with a spec in the eye (Hon. KAMBWILI) when you have a log in your own eye (H.E. LUNGU).

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    • I have seen these flats – but they now appear photo shopped. The neighbors in State LOdge say they belong to Mulenga Sata. Next to them is a huge perimeter wall of open land which they say belong to Kaseba. Sata’s land is said to be the one near KK’s house. A small house next to Christ Kaseba belongs to Stella Libongani, neighbors say. Across a small stream is Amos Chanda’s house. The entire state Lodge land has been shared by few people with money.

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  3. Please don’t be jealous. He is working and he gets paid for that. If his trips are fruitful let him continue. CHISHIMBA should keep quite and respect the president.

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    • Well, I may not deny it, at least it is built on the Zambian soil adding up to the country’s value. Stealing is not good.

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  4. If this is true, it is disgusting.

    How much money is enough? African politians are rotten to the core. Mwanawasa tried to cleanse the country, but failed.

    All I can say is whatever you do in darkness will get revealed soon. You will have nowhere to hide. Zambians are suffering and yet some people are busy stealing. Look at the ending Chiluba had. Your days are numbered.

    And I am sure this is only the tip.

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  5. He has not stolen. The only crime he has committed is being a president. As a president you are entitled to a lot of benefits which in a year you can grow into millions. Just look at his income in a month and invested how is it going to be in year. Its accumulation will be higher because because he has no expenses. Free food, free accommodation, free security, free traveling etc. So his income does not reduce continue increasing. So the case he has he is being the president.

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    • You are disgusting and pathetic to justify humble lungus riches while the rest of the country swallows in poverty and struggles to get 3 meals a day, with nurses not being paid for months.

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    • @6 Political Advisor: You sir, are 110% SPOT ON!!!!!! The sad thing in our country today is we want to twist facts to suit certain selfish elements. This is totally ridiculous!!! How can you even start convincing yourself about rubbish from a lunatic like Chishimba when facts about the president’s remunerations are public knowledge and has been in place since 1964???

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    • Political advisor, the republican President is a public figure and so is his income. The total incomes of all the former Presidents of this country is well known. How much they made during their tenure of office is well documented i.e. salaries and allowances and maybe ‘donations’ from well-wishers. So it is very easy to catch them if they have stolen

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    • This is the problem in this country. Everything should be free. In the USA, the world’s richest economy the President at the White House pays for food. The other day on radio I heard a presenter saying she had an opportunity to look at a payslip for a parliamentarian and what she saw in terms of monthly allowances plus salary was unbelievable for a poor economy like ours!

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    • @Political Advisor,
      Are you trying to insult people’s intelligence? Just how inept can you get?

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  6. Saviour Chishimba should NOT mislead people who have insufficient data. While we appreciate Chishimba’s display of the flats, He has not told us the value of these flats. He has also NOT told us how much ECL received as gratuity from spending time as a Minister and after he completed the Presidential term of Sata in 2016. Please include his perdiem on official travels. Then we can calculate the difference and determine if there is theft or it is earned income. SO CHISHIMBA STOP BEHAVING LIKE A MONKEY AND PROVIDE SUFFIECIENT DATA.

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    • tatntwe
      You are pathetic my friend.If the system allows this then it must be changed.Look at where the nation was before PF came into power.While the nation stagnates PF leaders are multiplying their wealth,and all this while we the commoners cant even speak without looking over our shoulders.

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    • Tantwe you are a bit dull. How can Chishimba provide details of how much the President earns when you know that in Zambia salaries of politicians are regarded as state secrets. Why can’t cabinet office avail salaries and allowances to the public? It tax payers money! Elsewhere we know how much the Queen earns per year, how much the PM of UK earns and all the ministers, BUT in Africa, you become a President to enrich yourself and family members. It is not RIGHT!

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    • @Tantwe,
      You my friend are scum of the Earth! You are trying to defend a clear case of corruption and abuse of office? Clearly you are birds of a feather with Lungu.

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    • @brabus: you sing corruption, you take these matters to court and what comes out??ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Then you sing a new song, the courts are also corrupt??? To me, you are total time wasters who can’t prove anything to Zambians. It is hatred and bitterness that drives you, the hatred for other tribes and the bitterness that your tonga “messiah” was rejected by majority Zambians again!!!

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    • @Zambian Citizen,
      LOL – Is Lungu the owner of these luxury Villas or not? Simple clear-cut question. I am sure you find it very inconvenient that pictures of the luxury Villas in question have been displayed in public media. And I am sure you find it inconvenient that an average reader can look at these pictures and using simple maths, easily calculate that Lungu’s gazetted salary and allowances in the time he has been at plot one, cannot buy these luxury Villas by far.
      You also find it inconvenient that Lungu has failed to “fully explain how he has powered his way into immense wealth over the past two years of his Presidency -from the net worth of K2 million in 2015 to over K27 million in 2016.”
      So, when concerned citizens raise these pertinent questions, the exact same questions…

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    • Cont’d …. exact same questions ba Sata used to robustly raise before his health let him down, you fall apart and lay an egg trying to defend corruption and abuse of office. You, my friend are truly scum of the earth.

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  7. We told you humble lungu is enriching him self while conning people with national prayers.

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  8. If a mere accountant working working for a reputable organisation can build flats, how can a republican president who even has a business advisors fail to invest in real estate??? Are you aware that every expense a sitting president incurs is settled by the state, hence every president, since KK, don’t spend their salaries and allowances?? Chishimba is displaying his mental instability by always publishing rubbish and LT fall for it without even verifying. GUTTER JOURNALISM!!!!!

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    • It is called accountability, you [email protected] Zambians deserve to know what gifts are given to the President and should be declared. Did he get a mortgage? Being the President is not a passport to get rich quick! Tony Blair was earning more than the President of Zambia, but he still got a mortgage to buy property.

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    • How many farms did Mwanawasa leave with his family?? Did you ask for accountability? Why should it start with Lungu today??? Hypocrites!!! Your senseless corruption accusations against your fellow Africans never even yields any results, no convictions; How do you have a whole nation running to a British Judge (Smith) to rule over a former head of state’s properties in Zambia???

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  9. Don’t worry since the flats are build on Zambian soil, if it was outside Zambia then it would have been a different story. If it is proven that the flats where build from stollen money then the property can be forfeited to the government. Chiluba invested outside Zambia neither his relatives nor the government has benefited.

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  10. These things are not new. They started from Chiluba’s time. A lot of senior government officials have accumulated riches using questionable resources and are hiding in the name of other people and companies. And believe you me, they will never go to prison. This is the world we live in.People who have stolen millions are freely enjoying their loot while those with petty crimes are in chimbokaila.

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  11. And Mr Saviour Donkey Chishimba if I may ask, what is wrong with you or any other citizen owning property anywhere in Zambia? Have you asked me why I own similar property or even better and bigger in Lusaka?
    So you Saviour Donkey Chishimba, you tell me apo upelele you do not own any property at all? Or maybe because of your st.upid politics no bank manager can lend you money because you are a flight risk, or maybe a defamation/incarceration risk?

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  12. Lungu a Chawama poor man now president is very corrupt than FTJ; even if it is his own money; he should not as president build in state lodge and use AVIC whom he has given tender for copperbelt airport; we need to have law where no more presidents will have their houses built by government; corrupt and dictator lungu should not have his house built by government

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    • …”Lungu a Chawama poor man now president”…You are aware that as a lawyer, Lungu use to be hired by Fred M’Membe to handle his cases??? In my experience in this country, I never came across a poor lawyer because even the low profile lawyers who operated in town had an above average income. You are either very dull or are a pathological liar to post such garbage on this blog….

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  13. Zambians must ignore useless opposition parties.
    If its true those are ECL’s flats,then well done.the man is a president.everything for him is free,so whatever he is paid,he can easily use that money to invest.moreover,he can also get loans from banks like RB did in 2009 to build the Mpundu Trust villas.Jelouse shall kill those in opposition.
    PLEASE LEAVE ECL ALONE AND LET HIM WORK IN PEACE BECAUSE RANTING WONT HELP YOU IN ANYWAY!!
    VOTE ECL IN 2021!!THIS IS CIMUBABE SEASON!!

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  14. Chishimba and upnd donkeys are tools of the cartel. They want to create a false impression that there is rampant corruption in Zambia so the electorate can vote PF out of power and they can vote in “user-friendly” hh. The cartel would make hh a puppet president who they would control to get back at the PF and reload the anti-corruption crusade which enriched them so much and reopen the post newspaper illegally as their chief propaganda weapon. All this nonsense being trumpeted today against a democratically elected government IS MEANT TO GIVE THE PUBLIC THE IMPRESSION THAT PF IS FAILING with the ultimate objective being REGIME CHANGE!!!!

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    • Your vain and futile attempt to defend a clear case of abuse of office and corruption is noted.

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    • …corruption you have failed to prove?? Mwanawasa and Nchito ran that circus from 2002 to 2010 and convicted no one. What a waste of the country’s resources!!!!!

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    • @Zambian Citizen,
      LOL – Is Lungu the owner of these luxury Villas or not? Simple clear-cut question. I am sure you find it very inconvenient that pictures of the luxury Villas in question have been displayed in public media. And I am sure you find it inconvenient that an average reader can look at these pictures and using simple maths, easily calculate that Lungu’s gazetted salary and allowances in the time he has been at plot one, cannot buy these luxury Villas by far.
      You also find it inconvenient that Lungu has failed to “fully explain how he has powered his way into immense wealth over the past two years of his Presidency -from the net worth of K2 million in 2015 to over K27 million in 2016.”
      So, when concerned citizens raise these pertinent questions, the exact same questions…

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    • Cont’d ….exact same questions ba Sata used to robustly raise before his health let him down, you fall apart and lay an egg trying to defend corruption and abuse of office. You, my friend are truly scum of the earth.

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  15. We don’t think BIG in Zambia. The problem is widespread poverty mentality where even when stealing, a junior civil servant steals a mere K6,000 unretired imprest. How will you build a mansion or drive those cars like apartments na ka K6 pin? Go big or go home. After all, donors will come through with more money. Kudos Lungu for showing the way.

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    • How old are you? So according to your upbringing, your parents used to steal big and gained respect and helped develop the community where you grew up?

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  16. Whilst you are busy praying to your White Jesus …he is stealing at your expense…you docile fooools…pray harder!!

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  17. Jay Jay say that to Muhammad… Is Muhammed black or green? Are you a Shinto or Buddha? Don’t insult Muhammed , you will be killed.

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  18. At the end of the day, all these is chasing the wind! There is equalizer, death.
    People are struggling to eat, while you lavish in luxury.

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  19. Thieves are rattled and have began to defend thief president Lungu (based on having stolen his client’s money) and themselves aggressively to justify their ill gotten wealth.
    Chishimba is just speaking for the poor majority Zambians promised more money in their pockets turned out as insults to ordinary poor Zambians.
    Time comes around when thieves are put in the dock to answer to the public, ask RB Banda.

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  20. He stole elections for this very reason. I think he lacks wisdom. Thanks Mr Chishimba for you bravery in the fight against corruption and dictatorship.

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  21. A president is a mere civil servant and so are parliamentarians the net per for sata was k27000, mp k142000 annually. Rupiah Banda was given k915000 as gratuity. where can you buy a house worth k915000? YES you can buy a house but check the prices in real estate. there is no leadership code chishimba is right because he knows how much ecl gets and he suspects ecl is living beyond his income but poor zambians cant see that too bad

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  22. mwaice wamu 74 chishimba. amano takwata. All of you talking in support of chishimba should feel ashamed. mwanawasa said he had made so much money from the private sector he did not know what to do with it. given the fact that chishmba wabufi, we wait to see what will happen to him.

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  23. You #Zambian, how much wealth did Lungu declare after serving under Sata.i am not dowlooking on Chawama people but When did the rich live in a Zambian township like Chawama? Lungu was a thief and a drunkard. His wife Esther was selling at the market to put food on the table because poor Lungu was busy drinking. He is president yes but where has all the sudden wealth come from? Corruption.

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  24. Zambian citizen as you say gutter journalism by LT. But you also have posts published so in a DEMOCRACY we are all entitled to post opinions even if the are opposite to yours. Tone down your bias and become more relevant.
    Forget politics concentrate on the economy which is drowning in borrowed debt. Put your brain to finding solutions and providing avenues for more transparency in all government financial transactions.
    Money from road tols is going to which national account, why have 10% export tax to encourage agricuktural output.
    Why does a toll gat cost $1 to $2 million. Why does AVIC get contracts without tender.
    No doubt you will have answers

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