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Lungu loves to dine and wine with corrupt people — Mweetwa

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UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) deputy Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa says president Lungu’s statement on the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by the courts of law over Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya means he likes dinning and wining with corrupt individuals.

This was in response to Mr. Lungu’s statement that he would not interfere in the operations of the organs of the state such as the police, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) after he disclosed that he would wait for corrupt laden Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya to be cleared or convicted by the courts of law before he could fire or retire him.

Speaking at the party secretariat yesterday, Mweetwa, who is also Choma central constituency Member of Parliament stated that Lungu’s massaging of Ministers who have found themselves at the wrong side of the law meant he the president supported lawlessness and debauchery
from his appointees.

The Choma Central lawmaker added that the UPND was left with no option but to conclude that Mr Lungu enjoyed the company and friendship of corrupt people.

Mweetwa made it clear that the violation of Article 8 of the Zambian constitution was sending a message to ministers and other senior government officials that it didn’t matter whether someone was facing corruption allegations as long as they were free at the hands of Mr Lungu.

He wondered what precedence Mr Lungu was setting by allowing those facing corruption charges to continue occupying public office when his predecessor, the late Michael Chilufya Sata fired and suspended any minister accused of indulging in graft.

Mweetwa stated that the utterances were a breach of his inaugural speech and promise that he was not going to betray the confidence of the Zambian people when he blatantly chose to embrace those who were facing corruption charges.

The Choma central lawmaker alleged that Lungu’s tolerance towards Dr Chilufya wouldn’t have been tolerated if the person involved in the corruption scandal was a headmaster, a teacher, a police officer, a nurse or a director or any ordinary employee.

Mr Mweetwa charged that failure by Mr Lungu to allow for the
expediency prosecution of Dr Chilufya amounted to allowing corruption to flourish under his watch in the country.

19 COMMENTS

  1. …….AND YOU JUST LOVE making false allegations and defaming people…..

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  2. If I was an opposition party media team manager I would pay Zambia Diggers for copyright and use that photo of corrupt Lungu, his Drug dealer mate Finlay and the foreign crook Zingy whatever his name is…and put on a Billboard reminding people what will happen if you give this crook 5 more years.

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  3. Thieves need reminding that they are thieves for Zambians to beware.
    Fellow thieves defend thieves on this site.

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  4. How is that the case when no court of law has ruled that dr chilufya is corrupt? Do you hear how f.o.olish you sound? Upnd have lost the plot. So upnd are the judge and have declared all people that our president meets with to be corrupt? Upnd are very naive and childish. They are not ready and will never be ready to run this country. Useless

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    • Here you go again and again always on the negative side of real news supporting corrupt thieves.

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  5. Lung, Pf, Findlay are the epitome of corruption and the destruction of zambians, yet zambians will vote foe PF………am I missing something here
    PF must go or Zambia dies

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  6. Mweetwa let me ask you a question., what would be your answer is I say HH stole privatization money and made him rich. I guess you would say prove it.

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  7. In zambia it’s always ELECT AND REGRET.
    Among all people we’ve had as presidents in the past only two would have made it in on the ballot if it was in Asian countries like China, Japan and Singapore.

    China is a single party state, but the vetting system for those vying for office of president is rigorous.
    The system is Choose, vet and elect.Its the system used also in Japan in electing the prime Ministers and in Singapore. Aba benangu even told us he had no vision, so I don’t know why honorable mwetwa is wasting his time. State house can’t change ones old habits.

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  8. @ Tarino orange, it seems you have jumped on the bandwagon of condemning without being analytical
    To begin with I don’t know Mr Findlay. So I am not biased towards him.
    If Mr Findlay would review how much money the pf has taken from him all of you would be quiet.
    He is wining and dining with the president not that he he is poverty stricken Nooo.
    Mr Findlay is doing what other smart business people before him have done in zambia.
    Mr mathani at one time was quoted saying he bankrolled the mmd convention to a tune of K1billion in the chiluba presidency. For his reward all GRZ transactions went through finance bank.
    Mr Findlay too has invested in PF, he wants to regain from his investments.
    Thats my personal opinion

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  9. Illogical logic

    “…Mweetwa let me ask you a question., what would be your answer is I say HH stole privatization money and made him rich. I guess you would say prove it….”

    We would say investigate him , and meanwhile make him excuse himself from any public office while investigations are concluded

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  10. Zambians should understand that lungu is only trying to dilute and normalise corruption in the minds of Zambians, so when his cases come up , he does not look too bad ……

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  11. IBRAHIM BAKAYOKO – Most of you Zambians are so engrossed in this corruption that you think its normal for the Head of State to wine and dine with individuals that own companies that are bidding for GRZ contracts and being single sourced govt contracts.
    Wake up from your docility!!

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  12. With massive d!ck heads like KZ running the country, what can you expect for a common man living in Chavuma and Lundazi ? We once heard a story about Zambia starrting to grow mangos instead of importing from South Africa .What did we get instead ? Fourty eight houses without owners in Lusaka and Mansions being built in Swaziland .

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  13. @ Tarino when emotions take over in a debate then in my view it’s best to agree to disagree.

    PF’s insatiable appetite for money is what has brought to where we are today.
    Most foreigners doing business in zambia are bombarded with financial requests of this and that every day.
    The fun part is that no multi nationals companies in zambia are bothered with what I will call SILLY TAXES.
    Starndard chartered bank, South African breweries, Parmalat, shoprite are never bothered with Silly taxes.
    But Trade Kings, Auto world, Golden keys,lamasat, Indian or Pakistani owned businesses and Chinese companies are bombarded with financial requests from top government officials day in day out.

    These are companies set up to make profits. So if they are giving you money, they expect a…

  14. Preferential (VIP) in their access to the presidency and also number one priority big contracts.

    The most important group in a multi party system it’s the political party funders. Not the cadres.
    The funders provide cash for logistics, the beer, chitenge materials, tshirts and the ka K50 cadres are given at the end of the day.

    Once the party is elected in office the funders will call for favors in terms of lucrative contracts. Other funders will even have power to tell the president to appoint ABC to a certain positions(Gupta brothers vs Jacob Zuma).

  15. The Medical ethics committee under a government controlled HPCZ should be divided if not compromised over this issue. I may sound old fashioned. Medical professional should live modest lives and not amass wealth in questionable manner. I request medical ethicist to give a professional guidance.

  16. IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF HONORABLE PEOPLE: (1) THOSE WHOM THE LAW FORCES US TO ADDRESS AS ‘Honorable’ EVEN WHEN THEIR CHARACTER IS CLEARLY ROTTEN, AND (2) THOSE WE RECOGNIZE AS ‘TRULY HONORABLE’ AND WE ADDRESS THEM AS SUCH BECAUSE OF THEIR GOOD CHARACTER.
    THE PF GOVT IS FULL OF THE FIRST TYPE!! E.G CHILUFYA

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  17. That’s why they can’t form Government.
    Too much hearsay and allegations based on falsehood.
    Their Modus Operandi is you’re guilty even when you’re not tried.

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