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Mauritius asks Zambia and others to reject the Anti-Money Laundering Report

Economy Mauritius asks Zambia and others to reject the Anti-Money...

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe (l) His Excellency Zambia High commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba (c) and Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba follow the proceeding during the Zambia South African Finance and Investment Forum at Southern Sun

Mauritius’ Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Dharmendar Sesungkur has appealed to Zambia’s Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe to reject the Mutual Evaluation Report(MER) done by the Secretariat of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).

In a letter dated 25th June 2018 and delivered to Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba Mauritius has strongly objected to the Mutual Evaluation Report(MER) requesting Zambia and other member states to reject the report.

Accrding to a statement released to the media by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, the First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria South Africa, Mr. Sengukar stated that the report had numerous incorrect facts and wrong conclusions.

Mauritius doubted the accuracy and completeness of the information submitted by Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU).

Mauritius has called for the review of the Report.

Mauritius has stated that the report must be with-held until such a time that procedural impropriety and the concerns on the issue of quality and consistency were addressed.

Mauritius also stated that the Financial intelligence Unit(FIU) had not been sharing with law enforcement agencies and competent authorities strategic analysis on trends and patterns on money laundering and terrorism financing.

Mauritius stated that most of the information highlighted by the Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU) were resolved by the investigative, law enforcement agencies and other competent authorities.

Mauritius stated that the country was committed to assisting and cooperating in combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Eastern and Southern Africa and had encouraged other states to go through the mutual evaluation as set up by the Council of Ministers of the member States.

In submitting to the evaluation exercise, Mauritius wanted to strengthen its process to fight money laundering activities but said the evaluation had was full of inconsistencies and numerous shortcomings.

ESAAMLG is a Regional Body subscribing to global standards to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation.

The 18 Member countries are; Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


  1. Emmanuel naena, why he thinks he was boss to those 2 Galants? Mr. Yamba was supposed to sit in middle.

    • Mauritius is a tax haven …do you honestly think they would agree with any anti-money laundering report …really laughable.

    • Who was the report addressed to? Emmanuel Mwamba or the finance minister Maggie Mwanakatwe? Wasn’t he supposed to ensure the report was conveyed to Lusaka? Unfortunately LT reporting isn’t up to scratch. Mwamba has no authority to commit Zambia’ let alone to divulge contents of the report.

    • If you stop money laundering, Lungu will be finished. His ill gotten wealth will be harder to shift.

      Do you ever wonder why he makes so many foreign trips to rogue countries?

      Do you know how much cash he can siphon out in his plane?

      As president, he will not be searched on arrival. Our tax money just vanishes, and ends up turning in to a large mansion in Swaziland, AND Uganda, AND Kenya, AND Congo, AND any other country that is corrupt.

      Zambians wake up now – yet you are busy escorting Lungu to the airport, even dancing and singing for a thief.

    • The Mauritian finance minister isn’t Emmanuel Mwamba’s equal and has to address his opposite number in Zambia, Maggie Mwanakatwe. What business does Mwamba have to broadcast this matter?

  2. “Mauritius’ Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Dharmendar Sesungkur has appealed to Zambia’s Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe to reject the Mutual Evaluation Report(MER) done by the Secretariat of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).”

    Why should a minister of another country tell us what to do? This is clear transgression of our sovereignty. Let us, we as Zambia, read what is contained in that report and make our own assessment, and objective decision not to be dictated to by that tiny island of Mauritius>

    • Lol… Lets admit it. We have some very incompetent individuals in very high positions. We are incapable of making difficult decisions.

  3. This shows that there is truth in that report and that misguided minister’s protest shows how close to the truth the evaluation report was.
    In fact this report is similar to our FIC Report and outcry in Mauritius is similar the outcry by Dora and outbursts by Amos Chanda and Edgar Lungu.
    The truth is that there is serious money laundering going on in the Southern African region perpetuated by the same leaders and presidents like Lungu who are the beneficiaries. The problem is that the Americans have gone asleep under Trump and will only wake up when a major incident happens. The British alone cant do everything. Zambia has become a centre for money laundering under Edgar Lungu and corrupt Chinese Companies.

  4. There is nothing wrong with proving FIC wrong if you are not guilty…..i suspect PF manuvering here ….the crooks are gathering to silence the truth.

  5. No Brainer, Mauritius is a safe haven for all politicians who steal money from their countries and, understandably so, they would object to this report that is killing their business or cash cow.

    Everybody know that Mauritius is the Switzerland of third world countries

  6. Mauritius is dependable, reliable and stable. Views and policies from Government of Mauritius are moderate, liberal, tolerant and visionary. Many Zambians share the views expressed by officials of the Government of Mauritius on numerous regional matters, including fraud ad corruption. It is timely and prudent to withdraw from circulation the reporting that created anxiety, disbelief, consternation and shock in members of the public.


    • Worst than Panama you transgender h00ker. Ask your RB from where he got Pepsi/Varun stash?
      Do you know that no FDI originating from Mauritius pays tax in Zambia?

  8. Mauritius needs to be taken to task. No sacred cows as Lungu would say. It is time Africa handled graft.

  9. The subject report is on financial intelligence findings on Botswana. Why should a Mauritius minister champion withdrawal of a report discussing financial intelligence lapses in Botswana? Why not the Botswana government itself? Something is not adding up here! Thanks to internet super highway. Time is up for criminal collusion among African leadership…now the public pick up the intelligence reports long before leaders come to know the contents

  10. Another fake story since this is no other news publications. It’s just boredom for MWAMBA not having seen his name in the news for sometime.

  11. #1.5 jj, trust you to pass such comments on anything and anyone except upnd………what can you hide ba jj? ………..kikikikiki

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