PF Member Reports Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe to ACC for Corruption and Abuse of Office

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President Edgar Lungu (R) shares a light moment with Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba (L) and Local Government Association of Zambia president Christopher Kang'ombe who is also Kitwe Mayor (C) at State House on Friday, 12th January, 2018. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza, State House.
President Edgar Lungu (R) shares a light moment with Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba (L) and Local Government Association of Zambia president Christopher Kang'ombe who is also Kitwe Mayor (C) at State House on Friday, 12th January, 2018. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza, State House.

The Problems for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe have continued to mount after he was suspended for a year from all party activities and subsequently removed as Copperbelt Provincial Vice-Chairperson for what the party described as gross misconduct.

The latest is the decision by a PF Member Thabo Kawana to report the Kitwe Mayor to the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) over alleged corruption and abuse of office.

Mr. Kawana who lodged in an official complaint before the ACC in Kitwe yesterday has also reported Kang’ombe for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

According to Mr. Kawana, Kang’ombe between October 2018 and February 2020 did cause Kitwe United Football Club a team owned by the city council to be incorporated as a private company limited by shares instead of a guarantee.

According to Mr. Kawana, Kangombe is later said to have appointed himself as Director and Shareholder of the said company without following laid down procedure or getting approval or ratification from the council.

It is further alleged that the Kitwe City Council continued sponsoring Kitwe United Football team a private limited company using public funds.

Mr. Kawana wants the ACC to investigate how public funds have been used to sponsor a private company whose shareholder and Director is the Kitwe Mayor himself.

Mr. Kawana feels that there was an element of abuse of the office of authority and taking pecuniary advantage by Kang’ombe.

Early this year, PF suspended Mayor Kang’ombe from all party activities for gross indiscipline over his refusal to line up and greet First Lady Esther Lungu during her recent visit to the district. According to PF Copperbelt Provincial Chairman Nathan Chanda, Mr. Kang’ombe who was also PF Copperbelt vice Provincial Chairman refused to be officially recognized during the meeting despite being called three times.

Mr. Chanda said Mr. Kang’ombe actions were disrespectful not only to the first lady but the republican President as well and is tantamount to gross misconduct, adding that the entire PF Copperbelt executive had unanimously decided to uphold the recommendations of the disciplinary committee, requesting the central committee to consider invoking Article 74, clause 30 (VII) as recommended by the Provincial Disciplinary Committee to exclude Mr. Kang’ombe from his position of Provincial vice-Chairman.

The decision upheld by the Party’s Central Committee which removed Christopher Kango’mbe as Copperbelt Provincial Vice-Chairperson for gross misconduct. PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said that Mr. Kang’ombe, however, remained an ordinary member of the Party and Mayor of Kitwe.

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  1. The only reason he was removed and is facing all these woes is because he refused to line up and greet Esther Lungu during her visit to the district. When are people going to learn that leadership is not sexually transmitted? Maybe they should ask disGraceful Marufu Mugabe!

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  2. Old Bally KK never used to tolerate such no sense.

    Big Bally HH will not tolerate such no sense.

    Bally will fix this.

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  3. CONFUSION ROCKS THE HOUSE OF HYENAS AS KZ WOULD CALL THEM. KIKIKI,YOU KNOW WHAT EVEN THIS NATHAN CHANDA IS VERY STUPID AND VOCAL FOR NOTHING. KZ AND ONE LUSAMBO,U SHOULD SAVAGE THESE BOYS CZ THEY WANT TO GROW BALL OR WINGS FOR NOTHING.

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  4. But I also heard Chagwa has chased Esther and he is now sampling the eSwatini whore Mswati chewed and discarded to Chagwa as a gift? Next time you will all be lining up to receive the eSwatini girl. This is the nonsense the old chap Gen. Tembo refused to do as VEEP to Chiluba.

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  5. Excellent. This is what the party stands for. A fight against corruption without fear or favour. We are the only party that is taking action against those found with cases to answer or facing allegations. This is what a true fight against corruption looks like . To the electorate we say be very wary of parties which seem to not take any disciplinary measures against its members because these are the chaps who will shield their members and allow them to loot. Their president has already looted from privatisation. Kz

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  6. Roy and wangling you two diasporans act like dogs on heat. You get too excited over things that are not in anyway going to benefit you or help your regional party win an election. For your info I have now commenced working on election strategies for 2021. This time I am aiming to completely obliterate upnd. Kz

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  7. He got what was coming. Why did Chris take it upon himself to “privitise” KFC and throw sponsorship to the same club as mayor to the same club he is director of?? His political career is at stake here. He can apply to join upnd who will gladly accept him for denouncing PF and the first lady…

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  8. We know who the thieves and murderers in PF are, and Christopher Kangómbe isn’t one of them. PF will only remain with 1 seat in Kitwe and that’s Kwacha by Joe Malanji the rest are up for grabs. Pavyuma and Mwila shouldn’t make the mistake of seeking election on the PF ticket, otherwise they’ll go together. Chiteme and Elario are already gone. There’s no honour among thieves, the PF will finish themselves. Let’s wait and see, by the end of the year even the door for Edgar to leave will be very widely open. Elario is a sacrificial lamb because he’s honest. I advise him not to seek re-election because his own Party is de-campaigning him

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  9. PF is like a house built on sand which is vulnerable to anything and to make the matter worse is that the architect is no more and the house keeper is in a drunken state. The PF division are continuing to destruction. They are bruising each other to the end. Unlike MMD or UNIP which has assets, this PF, only individuals stomachs are its only assets. Meanwhile PF must go!

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  10. Not to support kangombe but in my view If the ACC pursues this matter quickly and effects and arrests and lays charges on kangombe then we will know it is political persecution because they have conveniently gone to sleep in Tasila Lungu and Ronald Chitotela’s cases.
    All eyes on you ba ACC

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  11. Chimuka aka tarino you leave me no option. This boy tarino is a member of our UK upnd network. He came to me pleading and crying for help as he could not pay rent and that his mother in pemba was not well. I gave him everything I could out of my savings on the condition that he would pay me back in 9 months. He gladly took my money and even proposed to admire me. I told him I was married but he still insisted. I now know it was a way to get closer to me to avoid paying me back.To date he has not paid me. He has blocked my number and last message he threatened to tell my husband about my affair with him. My husband knows he is a little liar. Tarino pay me back.

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  12. As if I would sleep with some one as ugly as this boy chimuka tarino. Even ms majati of Kent said how useless you are in bed. Why would I risk my marriage over a weak boy. Pay me back my money

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  13. DOG ON HEAT SURE KZ? YOU,ARE TOO EXCITED ABOUT POWER BUT WATCH THE SPACE. ATLEAST,MY EDUCATION IS PAYING ME WELL LIVING ABROAD. IMAGINE,IF SATA WAS ALIVE WHERE WHERE U GOING TO BE? U COULD HAVE BEEN A MAD MAN CZ IMMEDIATELY SATA WON HE THREW U AWAY CZ HE KNEW THAT U CANNOT OFFER HIM ANYTHING.

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  14. Why did Kaizer Zulu change his real name ?
    “Renowned Youth determined to expose Kaizer Zulu”
    Lusaka youth and former President Michael Sata’s nephew has threatened to expose State House Special Assistant for Politics, Kaizer Zulu
    Julius Komaki, the radical youth who fought Wynter Kabimba at his height of power and was hacked with a Panga almost to death, demanded that Kaizer Zulu releases the detained PF youths.
    Four youth were detained and charged with a case of armed robbery because they stopped and exposed 11trucks of smuggled Mukula logs.
    Komaki has revealed that many people know Kaizer Zulu as Peter Sibanda a Zimbabwean national from a family that settled in Chongwe and his family name is Peter Sibanda.
    In an audio that has gone viral, Komaki has condemned people abusing the…

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  15. Haha wangling me I thought I was Russian. Kaizovic zokovich. Haha. You chaps in diaspora and your regional party are really in trouble and panicking over next election. Let me ask you this, when hh loses again in 2021,will you support his candidacy for another election?

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    • Fake Kaizar Zulu, this is also you kanshi..? EXPOSED…Wasting your time on the internet pretending to be someone else.. Be productive with your time my friend…

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  16. KZ,U ARE THE SAME CHAPS WHO WHO ARE MAKING ECL TO BE A DIFFICULT PRODUCT TO SELL TO PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA.

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  17. We need change of leadership in upnd if hh loses. I am married to a bemba man and I believe our party is more regional than it should be.

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  18. “Mr. Kawana who lodged in an official complaint before the ACC in Kitwe yesterday has also reported Kang’ombe for alleged embezzlement of public funds.” that small dude Nathan Chanda is most likely behind this. Some people get insecure when others have better blessings than them.

    Mayor Kang’ ombe is the best thing to have happened to Kitwe. This is being done by some low lying fallen fruit to appease the First Lady. Nonsense! Let the mayor breath please. He is a good mayor.

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  19. HON. KAPEMA,HH IT MEANS HE HAS RAN HIS RACE PERIOD AND HE WILL FOCUS ON OTHER THING. AND,U KNOW THAT SOMETIMES SOMEONE CAN WIN AND PLAY A GAME? ATLEAST I CAN REASON WITH U. ARE,U AWARE THAT EVEN THOSE PEOPLE WHOM U THINK ARE PRO ECL THEY HAVE DARK CORNER MEETINGS AND DISCUSS THINGS OF WHICH IF ECL WOULD HEAR THEM MULUNGU WA ISAIAH HE CAN BE DISAPPOINTED. ECL NEEDED TO SURROUND

  20. Our party needs to penetrate the east and north. We can do it if we become a bit more open to leadership contests within the party.

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  21. Wangling dear where are you located ? I am in London. We normally hold party meetings every so often . Once lockdown is over we can meet for a drink or two to discuss and exchange ideas.

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  22. Mr I am Watching,

    Yes there are Zambian politicians who are not corrupt, upright, patriotic and true servants of the people. Unless you have evidence, i challenge you in the absence of prejudice, hearsay, stereotyping and personal hate to find any documented stain of corruption in the following serving politicians:

    1. Inonge Wina
    2. Edgar Lungu
    3. Sydney Mshanga
    4. Edify Hamukale
    5. Olipa Phiri
    6. Richard Kapita
    7. Mwimba Malama
    8. Brian Mushimba

    Go ahead, search their past and bring one tangible evidence of corruption against one of these above

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  23. @mgubudu , THE PEOPLE ON YOUR LIST…WHAT POSITIVE IMPACT HAVE THEY HAD ON OUR ECONOMY APART FROM BEING POLITICIANS..SURELY IS THAT THE BEST LIST YOU CAN GIVE US…YOU CAN DO BETTER… ABOUT CORRUPTION , WE DONT KNOW..ACC IS NOT INDEPENDENT SO WE CAN NEVER KNOW,… AND WE SHALL NEVER KNOW

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  24. Mgubudu, please remove those on the list who always donate unexplained cash with unexplained sources. Unless you can show evidence of their sources. The danger of politicians not explaining their sources of cash is that we can compromise the nation’s sovereignty and integrity, tender procedures etc etc. The unknown donors may be buying influence etc etc. That is why in the American constitution cash and material donations to politicians and political parties must be declared by recipients. If jerabos give “donations” to PF for example, what do you think they want in return???

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  25. Mugubudu has said it vividly: “… Unless you have evidence, i challenge you in the absence of prejudice, hearsay, stereotyping and personal hate to find any documented stain of corruption in the following serving politicians….”
    PLEASE CHALLENGE THE MAN!!!

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  26. They want to kick the young man out they see him as a threat to the dull man in State House…

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  27. @Mgubudu you are right to some extent but the line up that will win in 2021 is as follows;

    President – Alexander Chiteme
    Vice President – Brian Mashimba (only scandal is using tax payers money for treatment in SA)
    Foreign Affairs – Dora Siliya (if PF loses, she will join UPND)
    Defence – Davis Chama
    Minister of Home Affairs – Bowman Lusambo (He has shown how to run the police during COVID-19 pandemic)
    Ministor Labour – Christopher Kangombe (his only crime was for sulking for not sitting next to the first lady)
    MInister of Justice – Prof Kenneth K Mwenda (International lawyer based in USA)

    Godfridah Sumaili – Ministry abolished, she will go and work for Bishop Joe Imakando her spiritual father
    Jean Kapata – Retired
    Kaizer Zulu – Retired
    Chitotela – Retired
    Chilufya Chitalu -…

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  28. Cont’ note retired only if PF win, if UPND win all the ones retired will be in court defending themselves from corruption allegations

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  29. Zambian Citizen, why are you getting excited over a straight forward issue…FROM THE DIASPORA… As citizens we dont control ACC and POLICE. These organs are CONTROLLED BY PEOPLE ON THAT LIST esp NO 2…. So Go ask No 2 to show us the evidence….You are even capitalizing as if you are talking to KIDS…Shame on U for supporting corruption..But time will catch up SOON

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  30. The battles within have started before the convention. First its the provincial chairman Kungo from North Western province for stealing gold. Then the Lusaka PF chairlady woman charity Katongo for not paying for air tickets, now kangombe for getting a share in the club illegally. More to come.

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  31. Haha election strategies for 2021, our memories are still fresh.
    Where a video in which UPND Kalulushi Candidate Evaristo Mwalilino’s  driver revealed how Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s Kalulushi Constituency  votes where concealed went viral after it was aired on Prime TV.
    In the video, Wanna Chiyanga is confessing that his boss Mwalilino was given K21000, K360 000 for 21,966 votes and dropping the election petition respectively.
    He disclosed that former President Rupiah Banda, former Information Minister Kapamba Mulenga and axed PF Deputy Chairperson for Elections Kelvin Fube Bwalya (KBF) and Mwalilino were heavily involved in the scheme of things.
    Shame on you.

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  32. @mgubudu edgar lungu stole his clients money while practicing as a lawyer and laz had to suspend his licence. If that is not proof enough then you are the one that needs to put on the spectacles of objectivity. That is theft that is in public domain. Only God knows what else he has done.

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  33. You can speculate and claim all you want. Us we deal with reality and facts on the ground. The fact is that we are winning come 2021. You will crry again. This time make sure you submit the petition on time. Don’t be slow

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  34. @Kaiser Even rupiah banda before he was booted out of state house had the same arrogance. I was living in kitwe at that time and every tree, street pole and stray dog was clad in mmd chitenges. The rest is history, dont worry the end of your torturous reign is near.

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  35. ECL, the tender for presidential jet, two were on the cards what happened to 25% paid for second one?

    Brian – the accident was not investigated by police why?

    Wina, look at some appointed people in missions abroad?

    ….,,

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