THE 48 (51) houses seized by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) belong to Charles Loyana, senior accountant – outstanding bills at the Ministry of Finance. In this position he was responsible for determining and facilitating the payment of billions of Kwacha to contractors. Between 2012 and 2015 he pa....read more http://smarteagles.net/…/owner-of-the-48-mysterious-houses…/
One of the 48 (51) houses seized by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)

Transparency International Zambia has described as hollow, the statement issued by Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo on the ownership of the mysterious houses.

In his ministerial statement, Mr Kampyongo said the owners of the 48 or 51 houses have been identified as a couple working for the Zambian government and a Kitwe based lawyer.

But TIZ President Reuben Lifuka said Mr Kampyongo’s statement was hollow.

“Strangely, this statement rings hollow, with many unanswered questions especially on beneficial ownership,” Mr Lifuka said.

This sounded a bit like a lion assuring the goat it is now a vegetarian

“This sounded a bit like a lion assuring the goat it is now a vegetarian,” he stated.

He added, “Here is one concern- professionals at the Anti Corruption Commission did their initial investigations and found no owners for the 48 and now 51 houses.”

“ACC announced publicly they had concluded this matter. Now the joint investigation has found civil servants to be the owners.”

“Clearly it will be naive for the goat to believe the Lion,” he said.

“Similarly, it will be naive of us as a people to believe this yarn from the Minister, especially without any proof that these indeed are the owners and not a front for the true beneficial owner.”

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  1. as usual, they ain’t telling the truth.
    ba mambala aba balebepa.
    “have been warned and cautioned” really?
    there’s more to this story than what ka mpyongo and them are saying
    is there any independent investigative body in Zambia or it’s all done by ba p f?

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    • Kampyongo thinks Zambians are dull like him.

      He should have just kept quiet on this matter because I suspect the first family is involved.

      I mean how many Zambians own houses jointly with a lawyer? It just can’t.

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    • I was waiting for the auction date of the seized flats, now I am suddened by the “concocted story” has been found. Zambians should seek truth, who are these “new owners”, where did they get the funds, All along these so called owners have been quite, why now?
      How come different people kept on trying to claim ownership without being arrested.

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    • The Ministry of Finance already said that the accused accountant is not their employee. This means he not a civil servant, and case has nothing to do with PF government.
      All PF cases dies like that. The president demanded an investigation on Fire trucks, and more cases, nothing came out. We even forgot about Chimese etc.

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    • Why do Zambians somehow seem to believe MOB or STREET JUSTICE is the best or right way to resolve issues? Even organizations (such as TIZ) who should be taking time and wait for facts to come out before issuing statements seem to have fallen prey.

      For goodness sake, the statement in Parliament by Mr. Kampyongo was simply a MINISTERIAL STATEMENT to inform other Parliamentarians and the public where this case stands. And in that statement Kampyongo clearly indicated that the case has been handed over to the DPP to proceed however whichever way the gathered evidence dictates. Kampyongo was NOT laying down an INDICTMENT at which point one at least expects some evidence of a CRIME to be presented.

      You wanted to know the owners of the properties, now they have been identified. So can’t…

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    • Continue….

      TIZ and everybody else just wait for the DPP to show us the evidence when an indictment is brought, if any? Why perpetuate rumors and unnecessary speculations, and to whose benefit? Because to me it sounds like TIZ is suggesting that these people are just being RAILROADED. Which is complete speculation at this point on the part of TIZ without seeing the evidence first. By the way, even suspects/accused have the right to the presumption of innocence. That is why the DPP has to study the evidence handed to her/him and assess whether there was any illegalities or crimes committed.

      And one would think this is the kind of JUSTICE PROCEDURES Organizations such as TIZ should be encouraging and standing behind. Not mob or street justice. The kind that says: “I suspect you…

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    • SURELY THE HOLLOW STATEMENT IS THE MISCHEVIOUS ONE FROM TIZ WHO HAVE NOT OFFERED THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS OF THE SAID PROPERTY TO COUNTER THE MINISTER’S STATEMENT.
      WHAT TIZ ARE ACTUALLY SAYING IS THAT THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED THAT THEIR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED BY THE FACTS.
      SHAME ON TIZ: THE T NO LONGER STANDS FOR TRANSPARENCY!!

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    • Zambians must accept blame for being taken for fools as this is what inaction begets! Zambians have settled for less stupidly accepting and swallowing whatever the political leadership spews out! The now 51 mysterious houses should be left alone to sort themselves out while the rest of the citizenry awaits a point in time when with upright leadership subscribing to the rule of law the mystery surrounding the houses will be unveiled and heads would roll! High time Zambians demanded good governance and integrity.

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  2. It appears this author has simply cut and pasted my contribution to LT yesterday.

    But the message remains the same.

    The PF is telling lies.

    The truth will come out soon one day.

    In fact, I suspect Lungu and his daughter own these houses.

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  3. For now no one will know the true owner of the flats in question. We will know the true owner after PF has left Government.

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  4. Why are the 3 not in custody because clearly a crime has been committed. Are the names real or fabricated? Where are the pics? Does anyone in the public know these people? What measures were taken by Kampyongo and company to do what the ACC could not? Wow, this rat is very smelly. And oh, who comprised this group of geniuses with Kampyongo at the helm? Let all these people die twanaka nobufi bapompwe aba

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  5. It was half-full glass syndrome here. If one was inclined to criticize the fight against corruption led by the current Government, then definitely the Honorable Minister sounded ‘hollow’.However, if one was inclined to support the fight against corruption led by the current Government, then definitely the Honorable Minister sounded ‘full’. Where is the truth? The 51 small houses have already been forfeited to the State. What remains is to conduct interrogation and proceed prosecution stag in court. The likelihood of conviction remains high. Nonetheless, the accused must not be convicted without fair trial in the court as opposed to the press conference alone. For once, the ACC has started to show some maturity. Let us give it the support it deserves as we move to more slippery ground…

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    • @Dr. Makasa Kasonde. Well said!!! Hon Kapyongo was making a ministerial statement does Reuben Lifuka expect him to go into all the intricate details of an ongoing investigation? I expected more from RL, he certainly not the same man I used to work with years back when he was committed to fighting for the poor and vulnerable.

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  6. Owning property from proceeds of a crime is a criminal offence and these people should be in custody. How are they roaming the streets freely? It is a lie they are not real persons just names, ghosts maybe! Show us the pictures of these people. Where did the accountant get money to build such property without his employer knowing? What kind of bu!! Sh!t is this?

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  7. The statement of the minister was clear and straightforward. Let the law enforcer deal with this issue. This level of stubbornness on the part of opposition and some civil society chaps is now proving to be irrelevant. These are mere arguments meant to draw attention.

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  8. Hehehe ba upnd. Busy crying corruption kansi bantu banu ndiye bali kusogolo. The chap kansi is a nephew to a upnd MP from western. Kimasholi mina

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  9. The story is not adding up. A couple and a lawyer? Previously reporters who went to the Ministry of Land to search found the plot number but no details of the owner. The announcement of the owner is coming from the minister, while the police and law enforcement agents are quiet.
    This case is very interesting let us wait and see how things unfold and let us see the details. No matter what the truth will be known because this is a very big scandal.
    How it was stage managed the MP who raised the issue in parliament was even questioning whether civil servants cant own houses. kikikikikikik

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  10. Ine I have a very simple question mwa wantu: How did Charles Loyana ndi mukazi wake Susan Sinkala ndiponso lawyer Cali Chitala send peopel scampering behind dustbins and under desks when a letter was taken to them!? As a loyal citizen I would love to know the answer – why? You can even ask Bikiloni na Difikoti they will support my question. WHY??? I hope to find things resolved next time I visit Zed. This time no hiring mwe vima mootoka vi skoro-koro; manje ma relatives drive pa E all the time, ni cani kansi ma fella!?

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  11. These foolish NGOs are so fixated at painting the Government Red. Why not wait for investigative wings complete their work and court processes to finish before opening their smelly mouths?

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  12. One thing for sure is , it can not take all investigative wings in Zambia 6 months to find who build 48 houses, who were the builders, who paid them ? Who were rentals bring paid to ???

    Common kapoyongo, you should have done better than that feeble attempt to hide the true owners.

    If what kapoyongo said is true, lungu must sack heads of all investigative wings in Zambia for their failour to find within 1 month owners of the 48 houses because the security and safety of the country is in danger from gross incompetence by the security wings………

    If ownership of simple houses can bafflel and comfuse our security wings for more than 6 months , what more trained terrorists or economic saboutours ??

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  13. ASK THE CONTRACTOR WHO BUILT THE HOUSES HE KNOWS THE OWNER AS HE USED TO BE PAID OH BUT AFRICANS NEVER FAIL TO AMAZE ME WITH THEIR CRIMINALITY MIND , THOUGH ON THIS ONE ITS VERY STRANGE THAT NO ONE HAS COME OUT TO SHOW PROOF OF KNOWING THE OWNERS, ITS VERY ANTI AFRICAN TO KEEP SUCH A SECRET COS. AND AFRICAN IS SO EASY TO GET INFORMATION FROM, JUST BUY KA BEER THEY WILL TELL ALL WHAT THEN HAVE AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IN LIFE , I HAVE THREE CARS, HAVE 2 HOUSES, THREE WOMEN , ETC

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  14. TiZ have compromised their integrity. They should have respect for local institutions. If they doubt these investigative wings, they should provide the critical proof required. Media parades for extra funding is retrogressive guys. Let’s call a spade a spade.

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  15. It is only people like Kampyongo who would believe such stupid stories .Right now the whereabouts of Chavula the so called IT specialist remains untold . Now this ?! Zambia deserves better than these pieces of Sh!t

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  16. Transparency International Zambia is comprised of TOOTHLESS BULL DOGS when it comes to real matters of human rights. Why is it that this western tool cannot wait for the outcome of investigations by Security Systems as advised by the Vice President in Parliament and open pronouncements given by the Minister of Home Affairs. Strange that the language used by TIZ is crude, raw and uncivilized. Much more serious brutalities were committed by HH in Namwala by grabbing land from the poor people. Yet the so called Transparency International Zambia has since then remained MUTE on the plight of the people of Namwala. Realities are that the Western-hired gangs of opposition parties in the SADC Region are crumbling up and Falling Apart.

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