The Anti Corruption Commission has maintained that the case of the 48 Houses is closed.

ACC Chairperson Judge Anderson Zikonda however said the criminal investigations are active and still ongoing.Judge Zikonda stated that the Commission is happy to collaborate with other investigative wings in the matter.

Below is the Press Release

Further to the media reports and concerns raised by the members of the general public,the Commission wishes to state that the 48 flats were forfeited to the State after due process of the law pursuant to Statutory Instrument No. 58 of 2004.In as far as the forfeiture process is concerned,the matter is closed. The criminal investigations however, are active and still on- going and that the Commission is happy to collaborate with other investigative wings in this matter.

Judge Anderson Zikonda (rtd)
Board Chairperson
Anti-Corruption Commission

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  1. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A SILENT AUCTION AND THE HOUSES GOING BACK TO THE PERSON WHO BUILT THEM AND OWNS THEM AS FOR THE NAME THIS WILL REMAIN PRIVILEGED INFORMATION. THIS IS AN INSULT TO THE COMMON FOLK WHO ARE RENTING A HOUSE BUT LABOR AND PAY ACC, POLICE AND PRESIDENT FOR THEM TO MISAPPROPRIATE THE MONEY AND SAY NOTHING TO SEE HERE. THE GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE ESPECIALLY THOSE MEANT TO BRING CULPRITS TO BOOK.

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    • A case cannot be closed on forfeiture. You cannot just walk away from proceeds of crime without being prosecuted for theft, fraud and every other crime you committed just because you said that the proceeds of crime do not belong to you. The ACC has lost credibility and this matter has to be pursued further.

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    • Okay those 48 government apartments should accommodate Police Officers and see if true belong to government.

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    • What a shambles. We are truly in the last days, you crooks must start fearing God. Don’t you realise you came into this world with nothing and you leave with nothing.

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  2. Mwebantu, where is GBM ha ha ha, he thought PF would give him big business. GBM you have been used and dumped, see your life now, atleast in UPND you were Vice President.

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    • He is quiet because he is getting back on his feet eating …you will find that his haulage firms are back transporting FRA maize.

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    • @Jay Jay
      Apparently he is in Kasama. He went to receive Edgar lungu at the airport in Kasama. From what I read the man is useless in PF. No one is interested in sending him for PF errands so he had to complain to ECL through some low ranking PF cadres. The news is that Edgar at an airport mini rally tasked Kasama central MP and Kasama mayor to start using GBM to run their errands. I think GBM has lost his brains. What do you think?

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  3. A case cannot be closed on forfeiture. You cannot just walk away from proceeds of crime without being prosecuted for theft, fraud and every other crime you committed just because you said that the proceeds of crime do not belong to you. The ACC has lost credibility and this matter has to be pursued further.

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    • Which crime. Can you prove. You are free to sue as private citizen or else just keep quiet

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    • This case should not be let to go away without prescutions of individuals involved. We need to know who’s details are on land, water, electricity services and contractors documents? Who signed the tenancy agreements with the tenants?
      If the documents were deleted or stolen, who did, why and when?
      By the way what has happened to Kambwile’s case?

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  4. HH CAN ONLY BECOME PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA WHEN HE STANDS ON THE PF PARTY. THE UPND ALSO CAN ONLY FORM GOVERNMENT IF THEY HAVE A NON TONGA PERSON AS THE PARTY PRESIDENT.
    THE PROBLEM HERE PEOPLE IS THAT BOTH HH AND THE UPND ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRIBALISM AND ZAMBIANS DONT WANT A TRIBAL PARTY TO FORM GOVERNMENT.HH MAY NOT BE TRIBAL BUT THE UPND IS TRIBAL.

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    • tribalism is a bad thing which should not be allowed. but what we are doing is to pretend when we see a trible grouping like UPND and TONGAS. UPND was built on tribal grounds and as such they can not allow any other tribesmen to rule. they think Zambia belongs to them or they are so superial than other tribes.just look at BALOSELAND agreement, what does it mean and represent ? TONGALAND AND ONLY TONGAS’ .if we continue keeping quiet about tribalism when we see it we are just fuelling a bad ovature. lets tell people who are tribalists that they tribalists. CALL A SPADE A SPADE.

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    • @Zambian YES I agree the UPND should strive to change it`s image and try to earnestly achieve a more national image and appeal.But despite this ,the UPND is still a better,more principled and less corrupt political party than the PF.The PF is surely leading this country to hell and nowhere else.

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    • THIS IS HOW NICOMPOOPS DISTROY THEIR LAND IN THE NAME OF WAKO NI WAKO INSTEAD OF WORKING FOR A BETTER ZAMBIA UNITED. DOES THE PRESIDENT GIVE YOU FOOD PERSONALLY IF HE IS OF YOUR TRIBE? IF NOT LOOK BEYOND TRIBE BUT SOMEONE WHO CAN ATLEAST FIGHT CORRUPTION. WHO CARES WHETHER HH WILL BE PRESIDENT OR NOT. WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING I AM GIVING HIM MY VOTE. DO I EAT TRIBE OR ALL I WANT IS A FAIR ECONOMY NOT THIS RUBBISHI WE ARE FORCED TO GO THRU.

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    • People lets get this right, the issue here is not HH being a tribalist or the party UPND but the deep rooted belief that for any party to claim an opportunity of getting into plot one there are two pre-requisites not to overlook, namely;
      1. The party leader and also presidential aspirant MUST generally belong to or be associated with the Bemba speaking grouping or tolerably be of eastern Zambia origins
      2. Only the Bemba speaking grouping deputized by easterners, has the right to identify and give labels on who is tribal without getting a backlash

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    • @Zambian.
      So you don’t even know what the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 is all about? Do some research before you come here and post nonsense that shows that you’re an ignorant person. It seems you’ve made wrong assumptions because of lack of knowledge. That’s why on a voting day, you obviously just wake up mungulu mungulu to go and vote against UPND because you think the Barotseland agreement is all about Tongas and UPND? I don’t understand people like you because this sort of information is all over. Why can’t you just take a little 15 minutes and read a summary of what the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 is all about? SMH

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  5. Acc has done a good job. Turn the property into accommodation for hospital workers or teachers

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    • Typical dumb contributions from blind PF cadres.
      WHY ARE YOU TRYING SO HARD TO HIDE THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTIES?
      WHY AND WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS GHOST OWNER?

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    • When workwell told you he was the owner you refused to accept.

      It would seen you know the true owner aready. In that case why are you making noise.

      Charge him for crime he committed. PERIOD.

      No need to insult. Its big insult to call me cardre be it PF or UPENDI.

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  6. Typical dumb contributions from blind PF cadres.
    WHY ARE YOU TRYING SO HARD TO HIDE THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTIES?
    WHY AND WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS GHOST OWNER?

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  7. WELL WELL , Am i dreaming or what. What is the truth behind these flats. ACC shame on you , the truth sets one free and it will haunt you forever and one day you face judgement over this not form human being but God for not telling the truth.God save ZAMBIA TWACULA with these issues of corruptions.

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    • I am sorry but God will not solve this one for you Zambians.You have the choice,the power and the opportunities to change all this and create a good country for yourselves but you are too casual in choosing leaders, and, too docile.This and worse to come is the price you will pay for choosing corrupt and incompetent leaders.Society always gets the leadership it deserves.

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    • UR NOT DREAMING THIS IS WHERE WE ARE WITH THIS LEADERSHIP. EVERYONE IS IN FEAR BCOZ U TALK U ARE A TARGET FOR BEING FIRED. CAREFUL SHE IS PROTECTING HER JOB.

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    • Yes. Accept and go back for work. And Dont say we we we. Just say I.

      It seems You will ONLY accept when lungu says he is the owner. Anyone else you wont. Just wasting cyber space

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    • And that there is the problem… no one ever said The President should accept they belong to him. Is it such a burden to ask for the plain truth?? If they were built with tax payer’s money that could otherwise be used for the benefit of the whole population then someone needs to be held accountable! Do you have a finger so deep up your behind you can’t recognize that or what??!

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    • I blame HH for all these because UPND would have been in power by now if only HH had paved way for a neutral candidate. In Zambia, we have only two big political parties, PF and UPND. Its only UPND that can take over from PF but the only stumbling block is HH because he is too personal and petty. He is not a team leader. This situation has allowed PF to continue destroying the country because people have no choice. UPND at the moment is a personal property of mr HH.

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  8. Everyone knows that UPND under HH will NEVER form government for obvious and well know reasons. One serious case being people know that he has always pursued a personal and hidden agenda not the country and of course that all his MPs are from one tribe or clan meaning Zambia would be ruled by one ethnic grouping which is practically NOT possible. Can I have a witness please.

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    • And *****s like you are why resources are getting plundered! Focus on the current matter involving millions of plundered money!

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  9. Zambia is lost.The ACC is compromised.It is finished.It is no wonder ECL always insists on reporting suspected cases of corruption to the corrupted ACC. The ACC is useless. Now Lungu says the ACC should prosecute whistleblowers. Who then will report suspected corruption to them? Zambia is finished.Zambians are no longer citizens of this but mere tenants.This country is now fully owned by ECL and his minions.

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  10. You voted pf in. When we warned you we were called names. Now live with it. As for me here I am in London with my white Swiss wife enjoying a corrupt free life.

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  11. So they are defying presidential orders or the president is complicit in this melee? Umwine wa chisushi tasaka mate. ! Well said Kambwili, and Zambians are silent on this serious matter, Lungu you were looking for evidence. What more evidence do you want? A pound of flesh?

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  12. LT learn to report Factually. You want to be rumor mongers also? What ACC has said is that the forfeiture and transfer of the 48 Flats to the state is a done deal and closed. The investigations into who is the owner of the flats is still on going and ACC has invited other investigative wings to work with them. Why do you now want to mislead people and publish falsehood?

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  13. As usual, some cadres here are sickeningly diverting from the issue. Where do these statements about HH never becoming Zambia’s leader come into the story? If you are enjoying the crumbs from ECL’s banquet table and the proceeds from corruption, concentrate on that and let those who want to turn things around debate in a civilised way here.

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  14. Forfeited to the state my foot! Most likely that rental money goes to the owner, best known by the ACC. Don’t insult our intelligence

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  15. wtf do you think I am referring to when I say there’s no transparency in Zambia?
    there’s perpetual cover up from the top down. even when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jay, they claim no that ain’t their hand…see what had happened was…they take them to court and the judicial system is rotten and corrupt to the core, so only the garden boy who steals a few bottles or alcohol get prosecuted
    Christian nation my a ss!

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    • Well said Mukolwe. That stupid Lungu annoys me with his pretence of a being a humble and god fearing man.

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  16. Why do you make noise on straight forward issues kansi? It is common sense that if a simple person was the owner of these 48 chalala flats,ACC could have named him or her a long time ago.But they cant because someone big owns them-simple!!THEY SAY DO NOT BITE A FINGER WHICH FEEDS YOU!!ACC CANNOT BITE THE FINGER OF THEIR BOSSES-SIMPLE!!!But the beauty is those 48 flats are now for Govnt,so what more do you want fi UPND?If your HH returned privatization money he stole during FTJ Chiluba Govnt,Zambians could have forgiven him long time ago just like we have forgiven this guy who has lost 48 flats to Govnt!!!
    No need for ACC to be wasting time and money in court when a person who built those 48 flats have lost them to Govnt.Recall,the law is strange.If taken to court,maybe he or she may win…

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  17. Us in PF we are happy with what is going on, so who are you to complain, Zambia is a sovereign country and as it stand now, we are the decision makers, so stop making noise and go back to work, 48 what? what?, what is your business in all this?, we will share the houses among us so Zambians, shut up. Shiiiiiiiiiiiii seleni tubombeko

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  18. Plough the flats down and build toilets there. We don’t have enough toilets in that part of Lusaka

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  19. So Judge (rtd) what exactly are you saying? Your Acting Director General said case closed completely. If the case is still active from the criminal point of view, then start by discrediting her lies.
    And are you telling us that Workwell Siamaili is a fake claimant because you know the name that you are pursuing? Confide in me, no names, just whisper to me whether the name belongs to UPND or PF or MMD or UNIP? I promise to keep the secret for ten years only.

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  20. How is this even possible. How can the entire ACC be this shameless. 48 houses built themselves. Mr President you are a lawyer and when graduating we swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth… Why are you letting ACC do this shameful thing… They all deserve to be fired including yourself sir because you are allowing criminals to get out away with murder.. This is murder, how many people have died waiting for little pension money while someone is building such massive houses at the expense of tax payers money. This shameful for a Christian nation

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  21. Forfeit ACC also (disband it), it serving no purpose. First, they were so agrieved with FIC report, now this?

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  22. good news for people of zambia, you were told by someone that he had no vision of his own. its now crystal clear that the country is dead. good only for pf cadres who are the partakers of visionless state.

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  23. While the 48 houses case is closed by forfeiture by the state criminality has to be pursued vigorously and Zambians await its final closure by criminals to be serving in jail.
    This case is a landmark in Zambia and the potential for state to forfeit further properties from criminals is huge. I would like Zambians to create a Citizen Forfeiture Movement (CFM) which is a public pursue of all properties built from unknown, suspect or corruption sources of funds or proceeds from criminal activities to be reported by CFM legal team to ACC to commerce repossession and final forfeiture of such properties to the state. This would equally be source of revenue to GRZ.
    Are we together patriotic Zambians?

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  24. Good present for government as the
    Person who built only to give to ACC.must be very charitable?
    It’s all inside job making fool of Zambians?

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  25. THOSE HOUSES BELONG TO THE DUCHESS OF CHAWAMA!!
    A.C.C will NEVER bite the finger that feeds, hence unless the constitution is changed, & the President’s powers reduced like a Tswana model, whoever comes in will ensure his Daughter becomes the Duchess, & they will play around with the National treasury @ their own leisure, whilst using the treasury as a personal A.T.M.

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  26. The Chairman is just using english semantics to try and confuse us about the case and forget the matter when he should know better than me which politician is the owner.

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  27. ACC, stupid *****s!! Always celebrating mediocrity like their boss! Can you honestly expect anything good. Why should anyone want to acquire so much wealth which he or his entire clan which will never exhaust in their lifetime? What kind of greed is this?? ‘What does it profit a man if he gains the entire world yet lose his soul?’ Yes, I agree, society always gets the leaders it deserves. We deserve this PF mediocrity but soon, we should deserve better!

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