Amos Chanda

Transparency International Zambia has welcomed the arrest of the former assistant to the president for press and public relations Amos Chanda by the Drug Enforcement Commission yesterday.

TIZ Executive Director Wesley Chibamba said this is a commendable job by Law enforcement Agencies.

Mr Chibamba said the arrest of a former high ranking official communicates the right message to all those who are in positions of authority that no one is above the law and everyone has to account for their deeds or misdeeds during their tenure of office.

He has encouraged the Drug Enforcement Commission to remain professional, do their job diligently and ensure that they get to the bottom of this case.

Mr Chibamba has condemned any political intimidation that will disrupt the professional handling of this case like the solidarity marched witnessed yesterday.

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    • It’s not this guy, Amos alone who should be arrested, I am afraid it’s the whole bunch of thieves in government, starting with Edgar masquerading as a humble President! Dora will be another unrepentant thief attracted to where the looting is going on. UBUPIBA Zambians!!!

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    • Only shallow minded Zambians will take this arrest serious….this is just to dupe you guys…Amos will be cleared just like Bandit Chitotela….Lungu and his Bandit Judiciary and DEC playing games with docile Zambians

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    • Now to arrest all the ministers refusing to pay back their fraudulent salary after cabinet had been dissolved

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    • PF bandit controlled Judiciary playing games just the way they gave Nevers Mumba MMD Presidency so that he can split votes with HH…and thereby awarding Lungu free passage to the State House….Lungu controls the Zambian Judiciary …so Lungu is in charge of the most corrupt government in Zambian history

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    • THEY ARE USING CHANDA AS THEIR SCAPEGOAT ! THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE ARRESTED ARE STILL WALKING AROUND FILLING THEIR POCKETS AS FAST AS THEY CAN !

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  1. Nothing will happen to Chanda, only lungu saving face , this is already a nollie,

    Chanda will be campaigning for lungu soon.

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  2. Koma TIZ is finished also! Don’t they see this is just a game? What they should have asked is why DEC only follows people when they are out of office? Maybe DEC needs to clarify when the alleged crimes were committed. What is also confusing is where does one draw the line between the functions of DEC and ACC! As long as we entertain immunity from prosecution in our leaders while serving, Corruption will continue showing its ugly head with impunity! DEC Ana ACC are like a doctor who relies on Postmortems to make a medical diagnosis! Of what use is that diagnosis when the patient is dead? In this case, of what use is this arrest when damage has long taken place and evidence probably destroyed or concealed?

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    • I personally do not believe anything will happen. These people should stop joking. It clearly shows that the so called DEC and ACC are not genuine there are used simply to fix certain individuals. Why was Amos Chanda not arrested when he was in office? Please go FBI and CIA so that you are lectured on ethics and professionalism. For weaker individuals mulibakali no tulo tamulala .Ati rule of law.

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  3. These PF are good at tricks. Dont celebrate thinking someone has a case – no. Wait and see how these guys will launder this guy clean. He will come out clean just like Chitotela who was appearing in court with a government vehicle waiting out, government driver; and appearing as a full Minister for that matter. I have rarely seen this kind of tricks before. All is stage planned. This is a government full of deceit and trickery.
    Disaster!!!!

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  4. With all the immunity and power they have they might as well rig elections as long as they live as a way of avoid jail of facing the ICC.

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  5. Some of you bloggers are you telling us that there is no law in Zambia, the law has it’s own parameters which must be followed in this arrest what I don’t know is, is the arrested already convicted of the offense or will he be taken to the courts of law.
    The other position with the law is that the arrested will find his own lawyers to defend his case, in this case the accuser will provide evidence for his offence then they will argue over what ever was at play, yes indeed it is not so easy to send some one to prison.

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  6. TIZ is very shortsighted. It should have supported FIC tooth and nail. Why are PF cadres showing solidarity to Amos,

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  7. IS BEING SUMMONED BY DEC EQUAL TO BEING CONVICTED? THOSE WITH TANGILE EVIDENCE MUST HELP THE PROSECUTION BY PRIVIDING THIS EVIDENCE. NOT EVERYONE WHO BUILDS HOUSES IS A THIEF. AMOS WAS GLOBETROTTING WITH THE PRESIDENT ALMOST EVERYWEEK. HE MAY HAVE MADE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FORM OF ALLOWANCES. SO GIVE HIM CHANCE. HE WILL DEFEND HIS WEALTH.

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  8. If some of the stories of back channel deals I have been told are really genuinely true that country is right there in the U-connection of the kitchen sink. Just waiting for a strong flush to get you into the sewers.

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  9. Observation: DEC only arrests former government officials for crimes they committed while in government.

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