Saturday, June 22, 2024

PF has Concluded its Administrative Investigations into the illegal Gold Mining Activities in Mwinilunga

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PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Mumbi Phiri says the party has concluded its administrative investigations into the illegal gold mining activities in Mwinilunga.

Mrs. Phiri stated during a Phone-Call interview on the Thursday edition of 5FM’s ‘The Burning Issue’, that the findings of the report will only be disclosed after deliberations by the Central Committee.

“If you read what I said in the Diggers, it’s not an individual who is supposed to comment on that. The report will be tabled in the Central Committee. And then from there, as usual, the way we do it, we will call for a Press Briefing where you will be briefed,” said Mrs. Phiri.

Last month, PF Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila suspended North Western Province Chairperson Jackson Kungo, pending investigations by law enforcement agencies into his alleged involvement in illegal gold mining activities in the province.

President Edgar Lungu also removed Provincial Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila on grounds that his command had failed to secure gold deposits in North Western Province.

Meanwhile, PF Deputy Media Director Mr. Antonio Mwanza explained during his Radio appearance on 5FM’s Thursday edition of the ‘The Burning Issue’, that the Brian Mundubile led the investigation into the Mwinilunga Gold Scandal was purely administrative.

“The issue of Mr. Jackson Kungo and his colleagues that have been accused of theft in the case of the gold mining in Mwinilunga is an issue that has been reported to the Police, they have been arrested and they have started appearing before the Courts of Law. So the Police have taken that path of investigations. They have formally arrested them and they started appearing in the Courts of Law on Monday. And that process will remain uninterfered. It is a government process and not a party process,” said Mr. Mwanza.

“BUT as a political party ourselves, we do care about the conduct of our own members and His Excellency, the President directed the Secretary-General to constitute a team of senior members of the party to do their own investigation which has nothing to do with the Police investigation. Which has nothing to do with the Court process? Which has nothing to do with the legal proceedings that are going on? These are purely for Patriotic Front purposes; for us to make internal administrative decisions.”

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  1. Who must be responsible for investigations? The party PF or ACC and other GRZ investigative wings? Am seeing here that PF has completed investigations. Does this gold mine belong to PF or to Zambia?

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  2. PF is now an investigative wing. Expect the police to come up empty when they conduct their investigations.

    How unprofessional.

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  3. The pf findings are for the purposes of our committee to use when considering the cases of those party members implicated. Even you as a private citizen you can pay an investigator to Carry out an investigation. There is nothing strange about this. Ba diaspora the problem with you is that you choose to act ignorant whenever it suits your regional party’s agenda. You won’t win come 2021. I put my life on that. Kz

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  4. Where is the nearest watering hole, I need a stiff drink after this week’s demanding work…phew!!

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  5. Where did a political party got audacity of investigating a national asset “gold mine.”? Is this how our country has been reduced to!? They have taken advantage of the incompetent ailing president Edgar Chagwa and clueless old Inonge Wina. They are crooks of crooks running our economy. My Bally and our Bally will fix you very soon! PF must go!

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  6. Good show of respect of those national assets that must be held in large measure or reserve at our National bank Now we need to see more accountability and Gold certificates showing the amount of gold In sealed vaults Showing the Book value of GRZ owned gold reserves at London Gold Fixing rate per fine Troy ounce of old as of today The standard is that you audit monthly quarterly and annually and report on the stocks. Please include those Coins also and bars of old for US to know how much Billions of those bullion’s of Gold they are

    Deposit and report on the depository receipts for those gold in stock

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  7. That gold will not benefit Zambia at all , it is PF gold now. To be used for elections.

    This gold will only benefit Zambia when the Bally comes in….

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  8. What foundation PF administration standing on? UNIP.

    PF administration No fear of being a subject to review. Where is Government lawyers?

    PF Time-out.

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  9. What foundation PF administration standing on?

    PF administration No fear of being a subject to review. Where is Government lawyers?

    PF Time-out.

  10. BembaMan

    You are wrong, right now they lungu interprets the law supersedes GRZ rules.

    Every Zambian law is subject to a different interpretation to suit lungu and his re election.

  11. @Lucid English and the rest of you knuckleheads, the Article clearly states; Quote:

    “….the case of the gold mining in Mwinilunga is an issue THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE POLICE, THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND HAVE STARTED APPEARING BEFORE THE COURTS OF LAW….the Police have taken that path of investigations….they started appearing in the Courts of Law on Monday….that process will remain uninterfered….IT IS A GOVT PROCESS AND NOT A PARTY PROCESS”

    “….the President directed the Secretary-General to constitute a team of senior members of THE PARTY TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION. Which HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE POLICE INVESTIGATION. Which HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COURT PROCESS. Which HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGAL PROCEEDINGS THAT ARE GOING ON. THESE ARE PURELY FOR PATRIOTIC…

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  12. Continue….

    FRONT PURPOSES; FOR US TO MAKE INTERNAL ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS….”

    I mean guys, how clear can a statement be? It is understandable that some of you your knee jerk reaction to everything is CRITICISM. But for goodness sake, don’t you think you are just going a little too far with it?

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  13. What a joking government you are !!!!!!!!! So pf now an investigative wing???? Where have the police and Ministry of Mines gone??

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  14. Can you silly diasporans read yamba and my comments above. The problem is the you have a very poor reading culture or choose to be ignorant. I don’t have energy for this and my stomach really hurts. I have a very bad stomach. Think the red wine last night didn’t agree with me. Wish me well guys. Kz

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  15. No matter how you attempt to spin it, the truth is that PF had no business investigating illegal gold mining by its members. Now PF has concluded its investigation and will obviously find its members not quilty. Where does that leave the police investigation? You were quick to dismiss or transfer the police commissioner without carrying out any investigation but when it involves pf thugs you institute a bogus investigation. We all know that this pf led investigation is about why the provincial leaders were not remitting the proceeds of illegal mining to pf and Lungu. You bunch of shameless thieves.

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  16. Lungu doesn’t want IMF money and he’s relying on that gold to turn things around and his people go and steal it.

    I feel for him man!

  17. Good! Now that you’ve concluded your party investigations, let the ACC investigate the PF party in national interest.

  18. WHOSE SUPPOSE TO DO THE INVESTIGATIONS TO ALL OF THIS? HAS,PF NOW BECOME THE POLICE ,ACC OR INVESTIGATING WING? USING TAX PAYERS TO PAY ALLOWANCE AND LODGING + TRANSPORT. WHEN PEOPLE WHO ARE CARRYING COVID 19 SAMPLES ARE MADE TO USE BUSES. WHAT A SHAME FOR PF IMPUMPU

  19. @ Kaizar, hope the effect of the red wine is gone. We need you on this platform my friend.

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  20. Diaspora lady mulenyonga mumala. I think I am intolerant to something in it. I am feeling much better dear. Kulishani ku diaspora lelo

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  21. @ Kaizar Zulu you have diarrhea because of your loose mouth. What normal person would clone a useless real Kaizer Zulu. If you are normal anything the real Mr. Zulu had done during the time he was Edgar’s Political advisor would not make you want to be like him that’s why you are having diarrhea because of your ignorance, i wonder what you do in England to be always the first person to comment on anything that comes on the headline. You seem to have too much time on your plate, a person with a normal good career wouldn’t be blogging like you. ******we.

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  22. This is laughable. If the Central committee finds these people not guilty, are they not preempting police investigation.
    These PF chaps, even common sense does not apply any more to them.
    Let officials remain suspended and even appoint interim leaders until the case is deposed by the police.
    What conclusion of the central committee will it make?

  23. Zambiano I have already commented on your earlier useless post which is similar to the above one. If you do not understand how a VPN works then best to ask or clarify rather than engage keyboard and show the world how f.oolish you are. You call me a dog but for you even a dog society would not accept you. You are less than a hound. For the second time, I am based in Zambia and for security purposes I am using a VPN which allocates a fake UK IP address so that hippos like you do not hack my accounts. Now go to hell and rot. Kz

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  24. Zambians are still waiting for courts to prosecute those who gassed innocent citizens and PF members were arrested, when do courts try these killers?
    As for KZ insulting well meaning citizens will not insulate you as public enemy of Zambia. You or impostor, Zambians will not forget that you have harassed, beaten, maimed, humiliated, kidnapped, fired guns and shot Zambians and dehumanise Zambians. Zambians deserve justice and time is coming to get it. Cleansing yourself on this site will not wash up, records, living witnesses exist and testimonies will be in your face. Kaiser defying court orders implies president Edigar Chagwa Lungu is shielding criminals, Kaizer Zulu should be treated the same as gold thies appearing in court.

  25. If any person ever doubts that PF is a corrupt regime hell bent on dictatorship then this should open your slumbering mind. When has a party ever had power over resources of the country such that all the investigate wings of govt can be held back so that a party can carry out its investigation, come up with a conclusion and tell the dormant investigative wings what to do. That gold mine is not for PF it’s for the people of Zambia especially the people of mwinilunga and north western to benefit from. PF interfered with the ZESCO and CEC issues and now this? zambians wake up.

  26. How can we trust Al Capone (Lungu) to investigate himself? How can a crime syndicate like PF be trusted to investigate itself? Hello? Heck why don’t we just let the criminals investigate themselves then, Right? The bank robbers, the murderers, the corrupt politicians, etc…let them investigate themselves, right? There’s already a conflict of interest in that some PF high ranking bandits were involved in this scandal, how can we trust PF to impartially lead the investigation concerning the crime? Come on you organized crime syndicate, we aren’t that stupid. We want to hear from independent investigators, not from the implicated criminals themselves. Get out of the way of investigation, you bandits. Don’t insult our intelligence.

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  27. We will never recover the lost time from the mediocre era of Chakolwa. We are in very dark years! Never in my faintest imagination did I ever think that characters of Mumbi’s abilities will be our leaders…. It’s not an insult to Mumbi Phiri but a deep reflection of my thoughts at play.

  28. How can we trust Al Capone (Lungu) to investigate himself? How can a crime syndicate like PF be trusted to investigate itself? Hello? Heck why don’t we just let the criminals investigate themselves then, Right? The bank robbers, the murderers, the corrupt politicians, etc…let them investigate themselves, right? There’s already a conflict of interest in that some PF high ranking bandits were involved in this scandal, how can we trust PF to impartially lead the investigation concerning the crime? Come on you organized crime syndicate, we aren’t that stupid. We want to hear from independent investigators, not from the implicated criminals themselves. Get out of the way of investigation, you bandits. Don’t insult our intelligence.

  29. In Zambia, the Ruling Party controls the Investigative Wings such as Police. Why then does PF, which is the Ruling Party opt for its own Committee to investigate this Gold scandal? Does it mean that PF does not trust the Investigative Wings in Zambia due to their incompetences? If yes, then why can’t PF, our Ruling Party, with all the powers invested in them, overhaul the Investigative Wings in Zambia? If PF has no confidence in the Investigative Wings in Zambia, why should Zambian citizens who are facing charges be subjected to these same branches of government?

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