Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Bishop Mambo pleads guilty, says he accused the judges of corruption based on media reports


Chikondi Trust Foundation Founder Bishop John Mambo
Chikondi Trust Foundation Founder Bishop John Mambo

Chikondi Trust Foundation Founder Bishop John Mambo has pleaded guilty to two counts of contempt of court. It is alleged in the matter that Bishop Mambo accused Judges of corruption regarding the way they handled the Stanbic and Savenda case.

But when the matter came up, Bishop Mambo apologized saying he has no evidence to prove that the Judges who handed the matter are corrupt.

Asked to whether he read the judgements from the High Court, Appeals and Supreme courts, the Bishop said he has never read them but accused the judges of corruption based on media reports.

Bishop Mambo told a full bench of the supreme court judges led by Justice Marvin Mwanamwambwa that his action was regrettable.

And while apologizing Bishop Mambo also quoted the Bible saying when a mistake is made the offender should be forgiven.

The Bishop was however taken to task by Justice Nigel Mutuna who wondered why a man of Bishop Mambo’s status in society can issue allegations based on media reports.

Justice Mutuna also wanted Bishop Mambo’s lawyer Chifumu Banda, to comment on the growing culture of people spreading falsehood against innocent people.

Bishop Mambo apologized saying it is true that he has followers who may believe whatever he says .

He further told the court that as a way of showing remorse he has withdrawn the letters that he wrote to the Chief justice alleging corruption against judicial officers.

The court has reserved sentencing to a date to be communicated to the parties.


  1. He has been threatened. What would you do if your life and that of your family was threatened? He knows deep down that he will lose this case if he stuck to his true words because lungu will see to it that he loses and goes to jail. Mambo is an old man who knows that he wont survive jail and realised that fighting the corrupt PF regime is a waste of time. The only way to rid this country of corruption is to kill the PF corrupt thugs. death is the only answer. I am currently in south africa for those that have not been able to get hold of me. i am meeting with stakeholders to improve UPND relations with our fellow opposition leaders here in SA

    • Sounds like sentencing apostle Paul for writing letter to Corinthians and Thessalonians. But Paul didn’t withdraw the letters.

    • @The..
      Jail your mother for lying to you that the man you call your father was indeed not. Your father is still pastor where your mother goes, I didn’t say Ba John Maambo is your Dad.

  2. That is what normal people do who have reputations to protect and nothing to fear ….sue those calling you corrupt to clear your name….

    Let’s see lungu do the same if he has nothing to fear….

  3. Why are you kids insulting each other over a matter that doesn’t concern you?

    Surely there are better things to get yourselves busy with.

    • iwe kunda atishani. You think threatening people in this day and age is acceptable. That man is scared for his life. Look what happened to pilato. When people speak against the little dictator lungu, they are silenced by all means. It is very unmanly to try and crash anyone who goes against you. The same happened during the elections where now the same PF dont want the petition to be heard. Meanwhile zimbabwe are hearing the petition. Even though it might not be a fair trial atleast they have the courage to allow it to be heard. I wouldnt be surprised if zimbabwe catches up and by passes zambia again in level of economic, political and social development. It will be so embarrasing but i see it happening under pf

    • This useless cheap UPND thug is nothing more than a paid cadre. Useless jerk Mambo masquerading as a Bishop.
      May they send you to prison for a long time.
      You and Cifire Citoofi are the quack CSOs misleading Under 5 thug into believing he’s popular

    • it seems kudos has not taken his medication once more. Mental health in zambia and africa as a whole is a big problem and yet due to ignorance in the government, it is not being afforded the attention it so deserves. Kunda aka Kudos please seek help. You seem to be good at slating people but not offering tangible points.

  4. upnd strategist no one told (HH) to start preliminaries.
    He had 14 days. He had his day in court. He was given his right to be heard.
    Be more objective
    Kaponya (HH) is taking you for a ride

    • How can you say that when we have your current minister of justice on record having stated that there was no petition. And yet the case has been on going ever since. If your own leaders in your party are contradicting themselves and coming up with lies, how can u say be objective? that is the same advice you should give to your president and his cronies. and for you dumb brain according to law, the petition is supposed to be heard within fourteen days after filing.
      This is a problem when you have judges who cannot intepret law fairly because they need to remain loyal to their employer and not the zambian people.

  5. Typical of upnd supporters, without much or even any knowledge of the topic they just rant and rant in the hope that people will believe them. They really have copied very bad tri.bal manners from h.h.

  6. This is why when people have to assess the rantings of a h.h, you are safer to assume that it is the usual thinking rather than sensible reasoning, given his record of twisting everything and his ordained objective of becoming the first tri.bal president of Zambia as stated 12 years ago and repeated at every election during his usual unguarded moments which occur again and again without fail.

  7. This is the major reason why even the man (HH) whom all these liars (Mambo,Chifire) support look very fo0lish in the eyes of majority Zambians!!!They just rant minus any evidence!!Now who shall ever believe these “cuundu chaitwa” followers in Zambia when they accuse PF or Govnt officials to be corrupt?NOBODY!!

    • Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

      You want to jail people talking about corruption instead of the perpetrators? The evidence is there: the massive poverty among the ordinary people, while a few people get richer and richer. What more evidence do you want? And name one minister close to Lungu who has been successfully prosecuted of any crime while in office despite the fact that Lungu admitted many years ago that some of his ministers are indeed corrupt. It seems like they only become bad when they fall out of favour from Lungu and when they leave the PF.

  8. Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Alternative Facts Fake News S**thole Countries Social Mobility Chinese Zambia Police Reservists Corruption scandals: Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    This idea in Zambia of wanting ordinary people to prove allegations of corruption against powerful people in public office isn’t justice, not fair and must end. Corruption is a vice done in the dark and the perpetrators cover their tracks so how could you produce evidence as an ordinary person without access to their bank accounts? Any accusations against powerful people must be investigated by be investigated thoroughly by the police, ACC and DEC (if they were independent).

    You have to remember that Corruption is about Perception, and not just being caught red handed exchanging money. Everyone knows that the Zambian government and the Judiciary are corrupt to the core and trying to silence people won’t take that perception away.

    And this idea appearing before the very same people…

  9. I don’t know whether the Bishop still has his mind, he seems not to be thinking properly. You don’t just go about making false accusations especially when you claim to be a servant of God. He doesn’t feel embarrassed that he’s being made to publicly apologize to the people he’s unfairly offending. His family must sit with him and tame his behavior, otherwise he will leave a bad omen on their clan, minyama ishi.

  10. He committed a crime for accusing innocent men and women of the bench who have families just like Mambo has. Lock this child of vipers so that even ka bushiri learns from that. The law should not only be applied to ordinary Zambians. This is the biggest test for the supreme court if they truly believe in justice. Lock him as you would any ordinary Zambian.

  11. Make a very good example of the Bishop so that people can tame their tongues on matters they have limited knowledge of. How can you criticise a judgement you have never taken time to study? You do not know the details of the matter or what was availed in court and what the court based their judgement on! Typical of an African, too lazy to read but want to play victim all the time.

  12. this is not a good signal, apologizing to the run away upnd candidate and the judges in one week. that can only happen to blind upnd follower or a dundumwezian. so so sad

  13. Mr maambo and other NGOs started their false accusations during inception on PF. His bitterness of Mr Sata and PF, he was one of the organization that preached that Mr Sata would promote guy rights for youths in Zambia, that was prior 2011 general elections.His bitterness has escalated up to now as if he not a man of God. He has partnered with upnd in accusing government organs and ECL deeply into their DNA .Now that he’s facing the consequences of bitterness and hatred blood he has for innocent people.

    • Include the age limit and degree holder clause to qualify for president. Mambo was in the forefront because he didn’t want Sata to stand.

  14. I am very surprised a Bishop wrote a letter on a matter he had no facts on. He must be stripped of all religious titles he has. He is a disgrace to God fearing people of the Republic. Sumaili must act on these mushrooming churches and their leadership. A lot of them are misleading people. Some are even allowed on national radio cheating people of healing powers even advising people not to go to hospital. The government must not be aiding criminals.

    • He’s not th the only one. Most critics simply read the Zambian Watchdog and go on air to attack who ever the ZWD has accused of something.

  15. The man has pleaded guilty. The judges need to pass sentence just as they do to any other persons found or pleads guilty.
    There is no special law for pastors , bishops, priests .

  16. ba bishop akanwa kakulu sana ukubwatabwata to much ,there is no difference between ba mambo and proud the regular radio caller from garden,they comment on something they dont understand

  17. Media, media, media blessed are those who can’t read or write for they shall not be misled and their utterances will be based on what they see and prove.

  18. Two wrongs never make a right! If indeed he relied on ,media reports, that’s sad. You would think he would be above such simplicity. But then again, you wonder how much the media are feeding us on what is going on in the country is based on facts! Then there is also the the other small matter of the Bishop being found out on similar grounds by one Faustin Banda! Unfortunately, even if there was something real going on behind the scenes, bamudala’s actions, in my opinion is quite representative of what sometimes appears to be the trend regarding those seemingly fighting for the emancipation of the great people of Zambia! Insonifye kubafyashi…

  19. A full bench of 15 supreme court judges.You also have 7 judges serving at the Con-Court . Zambia is really a Joke.

    The USA have 7 ,South Africa has 7,Zimbabwe has 9 who serve on both the supreme court and con-court,Kenya has 7.

    Why should a highly indebted poor country have 22 final court judges.So many supreme court judges who do nothing and are highly paid .Meanwhile the judicial service workers are paid peanuts.

    Furthermore, those appointed by ECL are the most corrupt .We need to go back to the original number of 9 final court judges who where appointed by Mwanawasa and Sata.

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