Thursday, June 13, 2024

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya arrested for Suspected Corruption

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya.

Dr Chilufya, 47, of House number 4, Robert Kennedy Close, Off Brentwood Avenue, in Lusaka, was arrested today and charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 sub section 1 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010.

The arrest follows investigations the Commission has been conducting against the Minister in relation to the above allegations.

Dr Chilufya has since been released on bond in his own recognizance and is expected to appear before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on 9th July 2020.

ACC Corporate Affairs Officer Jonathan Siame confirmed the development at a media briefing.

60 COMMENTS

  1. Waste of time, this is a case to nowhere, EL and PF can never send a minster to jail no matter how clear the evidence is.

    If Chitotela is walking free now, Chulufya is also a free man. The DPP has already saved Chitalu Chilufya

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  2. I hope he can resign his ministerial position on moral grounds and in the national interest so that investigations are carried out fairly and to also help the health Ministry to work freely. Otherwise, he is just a SUSPECT; He is innocent until proven guilty by the courts of law.

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  3. Innocent until proven guilty. This is further evidence of the independence of authorities under our leadership. There are no sacred cows under our government. If found wanting he should face the stiff arm of the Law. Great that he is cooperating. Until a guilty verdict is made, he is innocent and someone will say we control acc. Kz.

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  4. When you are doing great things people will accuse you of all sorts. For example apparently I am in Malawi to help them rig election. Apparently I now have the power to be in two places at the same time. I am superman

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    • The real Kaizer is in Lusaka (not Malawi) met him in Woodlands last night. You are just an imposter….kikikikikiki..

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  5. Disgusting state of affairs.

    These ministers keep getting arrested, and released, then acquitted.

    Are they trying to play the double jeopardy laws? Do these exist in Zambia?

    Everyone knows that pretty much the entire cabinet is corrupt.

    The whole lot is rotten. Thieves.

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  6. Zambia is seriously a banana republic. A minister is arrested but continues to serve. Can some one please wake up our head state and ask him to show leadership. No where in the world has a serving minister been arrested for corruption but continues to serve as Minister. Any way ECL is de-campaigning the PF so it can only be good for the opposition.

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  7. Am sure this is just the work of some disgruntled people within the government who want to tarnish the image and good leadership of our hardworking and able minister of health Dr.Chitalu Chilufya

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  8. The ACC will bungle it as usual. There’s no prosecutorial capacity at ACC. I doubt it they hold pre-trial conferences with investigators and prosecutors in order to seal weaknesses in the case they seek to take to court.

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  9. Hello All,
    Now it’s watch and see if the so called koswe Mupoto President ..will do anything about this development. I’m sure this thieve is still on payroll…what a stubid government.
    A ministerial position is not for Life appointment…Jesus Christ

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  10. This is the saddest news of the year.
    Chilufya will claim that he is a sacrificial lamb, just like Emelina Kabanshi.
    Why is by-election in Mansa central?

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  11. Gymnastic Window dressing by lungu…..

    There is plenty corruption, yes , but they ignore it and use it to serve other agendas , like mafia using information against you…

    Either Chitalu is seen as a threat to lung or lungu wants to impress the IMF…

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  12. Proof that ACC does its job.

    We pray for Dr Chilufya. We wish him well, this must be very distressing for him and his family.

    Did he inadvertantly gain possession of the property? Let’s see what comes out of this case.

    God look over these affairs and may the stress be over soon.

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  13. Zambia has been turned a country full of haters and innuendo movers.The idea by these anti- development ius weaken apf so that they take over and consolidate the cover for their corruption they have been committing since their inception.This is bad for the country and fertile ground for foreign powers these oppositon party is/has been working to forcefully take over the power.

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  14. Everyone in this government is a thief starting with the president himself. They should enjoy and hide the looted money, come next year everyone will be locked up. Charge Lungu for been a drunkard, Dora Siliya for been too fat, Lusambo for his big belly, Kaizer for his big nose, Kampyongo for been too short and ugly.

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  15. This case is not going anywhere. Dr. Chilufya will continue being minister whether Zambians like it or not just like his mate Chitotela and many many others.

    This is a well orchestrated move, ACC can not arrest a sitting minister.

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  16. Another nolle prosequi. I’m sure he has information that will implicate “someone” we all know.
    Waste of our time.
    Next scandal please

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  17. This is how lungu is taking out those that he fears. He started with chitotela and now chilufya. These are just warning shots to these guys to curb their ambitions. Like chitotela’s case this is going nowhere, unless these guys decide to persue their presidential ambitions or running mate ambitions. Lungu has made it clear that he wants a bootlicker as running mate. If you have ambitions then forget it!

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  18. @IndigoTyrol not every MInister is corrupt, I can name 5 Ministers in the PF government who have not been tainted by any corruption deals.
    1. Alexander Chiteme – although he can be quite arrogant if you see the way he answers his followers on his facebook page
    2. Brian Mashimba – although he used government money when fixing his broken hand after a drinking spree
    3. Davis Chama – I think he should be ECLs running mate and then President. He is a no nonsense man
    4. Inonge Wina – because there are no deals in this office
    5. Vincent Mwale – he should be the running mate when Davis Chama is President

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  19. Please, the sudden new weight for Alexander Chiteme and Brian Mushimba deserve probes, they were smaller than that before coming ministers. For Inonge Wina, go to Harrington to learn about forest 27, For Vincent Mwale there is beit stadium issue in Chipata. For Davis Chama, is the issue of shooting some body in Mulobezi sorted out.

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  20. Then you accuse the president of protecting Pf members. If he does, ACC would never have arrested the minister. This shows that the President does not condone corruption if there is. Meanwhile, he is innocent until proven guilty.

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  21. The case won’t go anywhere. It’s plot to stop him to challenge ECL at convention. He will continue reporting to the office and eventually be acquitted. There’s nothing new here.

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  22. @Kaizar,i wonder why the long arm of the law hasn’t caught up with you yet..The evidence against your past escapades is overwhelming…This case isn’t going nowhere.

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  23. IT IS A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS BECAUSE CHITALU CHILUFYA IS EVIDENTLY A BRILLIANT MAN.
    I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR HIM
    BUT SOME OF THOSE ENJOYING THIS MAY BE WORSE THAN HIM
    MEANWHILE, HE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVED GUILTY IN COURT
    SO SAD

  24. Manu 1 I think you do not understand sarcasm and irony. My comment clearly went over your head.

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  25. Fire him please he is thief and i know Edgar Lungu won’t fire him.

    Edgar Lungu is a coward!

    PF must go!

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  26. Why should we waste a Doctor in jail when there is an critical shortage of Doctors? We in government don’t want our people to have no healthcare simply because of lack of health personnel .

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  27. More P.F window dressing & posturing. This is going nowhere.
    Has ba J0n@than the ALPHA & OMEGA of Grand Corruption suspended his Brute???
    Lastly, P.F.KUYABEBELE!

  28. Without knowing, I used to sleep at his lodge in Mansa, but what made me run away was the parking of his funeral hearse near guest rooms at the lodge.

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  29. @Naphy, umwenso ka? Henry Court Yard Lodge in Mansa is the lodge you are talking about it? He was Provincial Medical Officer and runnind a funeral parlour…. That says a lot!

  30. @Naphy, umwenso ka? Henry Court Yard Lodge in Mansa is the lodge you are talking about it? He was Provincial Medical Officer and running a funeral parlour…. That says a lot!

  31. PF, Lungu, KZ and their half white master Valden Findlay are so ducked up that zambia is a failed state.
    Time has come foe change
    Pf must go or zambia dies

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  32. Lets hope it wont be like chitotela protected by ecl. Now this minister should step down so ACC can deal with him properly. Don’t bring your fake language of non-preoccupy whatever.

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  33. The next one to be arrested must be Chagwa himself for that Gbadolite he is construction via Malambo Construction in Manzini!

  34. If you are going to arrest a sly thief like Chilufya you have to come up with a solid case …this case is weak and not going anywhere…you can catch him and his juniors at MOH on more serious corruption. He will just say he obtained a loan….next FIC Report will have twice as much corruption to activity last years.

  35. We in government know that Dr Chilufya is an honest and that he has been good as a public servant . We are behind him totally as we await the verdict. Not guilty unless proven guilty.

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  36. Think of all those unsolved crimes:
    Gassing / Mukula trees / 42×42 / 48 houses
    Forest 27 / Ambulances / overpriced toll gates & road contracts / Digital migration / ZNBC, Prime TV, The Post / Sudan Goldgate / KCM / Police bikes.

  37. THANK JESUS FOR HAVING HEARD THE CRY OF YOUR PEOPLE IN ZAMBIA. JUST LIKE YOU HEARD THE CRY OF THE BURUNDI PEOPLE.YOU ARE A GOD WHO HAS NEVER EVER FAILED THOSE WHO CALL UPON U IN THE DEEPEST OF THERE CRY. VEN,THE CHARMS THEY BATHED BENE KZ ,THE STAE HOUSE WITCH DR FREEDOM SIKAZWE ETC IS EXPIRING IN THE NAME OF JESUS. LET,EVERYTHING CATCH FIRE..NOT THAT FOOLISHNESS THAT ANIMAL NKANDU LUO,MULENGA,DORA KASUNDA PABENDI,ETC WERE SAYING THAT YOUTHS, BLINDS,DISABLED WOMEN,THE CHILDREN SHOULD SUPPORT BILL 10 CZ IT SPEAKS ABOUT THEM WHEN IT IS A LIE.BUFI.WHEN,WILL PF EVER TELL THE TRUTH?U WILL SEE ON HOW THIESE KAPONYAS LIKE RED TOLE CHANDA,ANTONIO ETC WILL WANT TO DEFEND A WRONG THING.

  38. NIKABOLALA.WHERE ARE THE DONATIONS ZAMBIANS HAVE BEEN GIVING?NWAY,IT WILL BE THE SAME WAY LIKE CHITOTELA.HE WON’T BE ARRESTED OR FIRED CZ MUNDALA HAS AN UPPER HAND.

  39. This is just a window dressing show. The case is going nowhere. Yesterday, the man was even mingling with his fellow thieves at parliament building. Unless, it was an ordinary man from Kanyama compound after stealing a chicken he would have gone in for 10 years with hard labor.

  40. Is this the first time that a PF bandit Minister has been arrested and charged…its all scripted and nothing will happen to bandit Chilufya just trying to fool Zambians as if they’re fighting corruption…ACC is corrupt…the judiciary is corrupt..the President is corrupt

  41. Shame… Someone with 4 Degrees STEALING FROM THE POOR Sure.. At least its normal for KZ to STEAL..Chilufya…NO NO NO..What is happening to this WORLD…. But was he stealing ALONE…I dont think so..A minister can not STEAL ALONE…. Permanent Secretaries , Directors , Accounts staff , Bogus companies and fellow politicians…….> What is sickening is that most educated people especially in Government are quiet…Corruption has consumed this society……..CORRUPTION STINKS THE WAY KZ STINKS!!!

  42. When you are dealing with a case like the tragic Lungu, Sata and PF’s kleptomaniac case in power in Zambia, that has caused so much pain, so much grief, horrific crime scenes like the 42 fire engines, you feel overly repulsed just seeing the face of Lungu, Luo, Lubinda or Siliya that you suppress those feelings of disgust and stay focused on why we need a regime change and get even with these Chagwanic stinking thieves.

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