The Anti-Corruption Commission in Choma has arrested a Veterinary Surgeon for corrupt practices involving over K29 000.

Victor Chainda, aged 42, has been arrested and charged with 33 counts of Theft by Public Servant contrary to section 277 as read together with section 265 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offences are that, on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 1st December, 2015 in Choma, Victor Chainda being a Public Officer, namely a Sesheke District Veterinary Officer, did steal a total sum of K29, 220 property of the Livestock Department Trust which came into his possession by virtue of employment.

Victor Chainda has since been released on Bond and will appear in Court on 18th April, 2019.

In another development, the Commission in Choma has also arrested two judicial officers namely a Subordinate Magistrate and a Court Marshal for corrupt practices involving K30,000.

Jacob Matate Mbolela,60, a Subordinate Court Magistrate has been charged with one (1) count of Corrupt Acquisition of Public Property and Revenue contrary to Section 34 (1) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1stApril, 2014 and 1st April, 2015 in Choma, Jacob Matate Mbolela being a public officer namely a Subordinate Court Magistrate employed by the Judiciary in Choma, did unlawfully divert K10,000 property of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Further, Winter Lupani,34, a Court Marshal at Choma Subordinate Court has been arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Corrupt Acquisition of Public Property and Revenue contrary to Section 34 (1) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Particulars of the offences are that on dates unknown but between 1st April, 2014 and 1st April, 2015 in Choma, Winter Lupani being a public officer namely Court Marshal employed by the Judiciary did unlawfully divert a total sum of K20,000 property of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

The duo have since been released on Bond and will appear in Court on 16th April, 2019.

This is contained in a statement issued to the media by ACC Corporate Affairs Officer Christopher Chibanku.

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    • Good Job ACC. Keep arresting these corrupt people. No sacred cows. Zero tolerance for corruption in Zambia. And make sure they’re given stiff penalties to deter other would be thieves. Again thanks guys. We the ordinary Zambian people support you. We stand behind you. We salute you. Again thanks.

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  1. This comment is completely different from the topic above, but I wanted to bring a very crucial topic to the public knowledge. My dad is a retired policeman, recently he has mentioned to me that part of his life pension which supposed to be paid to him monthly has been withheld by the Zambian Government so that they can use it to further other development projects.

    This has saddened and puzzled me so much. These poor retired civil servants get as little as ZMW 300 per month, then the government takes away ZMW 200, and pays them a 100 kwacha. Is this true or I just being mislead?

    Please Lusaka times dig deeper and get to the bottom of this.

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    • My dad died too in 2010 and 2 prior to his death, he never got his pension. He retired as a corporal in the ZP. Seems everyone just screws up retirees and no one stands up for them. It is time to find a way out and take govt to task. Watch the space, and i hope you will join me in the class A action lawsuit to come.

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  2. I wonder why just a few people are taken to task when policemen are doing it in the open. Can we hear that you have arrest a few them too. Wake up and stop wasting our tax payers money.

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  3. Exactly, when will you get the big fish, ACC should do their work without fear or fabour, its very ungortunate that poor zambians that cant even defend themselves are the ones u hiding behind, when the real criminals ho scot free. Shame

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  4. The long arm of the Law shall always get you when that time comes. When you are sentencing others be worry of the sentence that might be given you being a magistrate. It is always heavier.

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