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Health Minister’s Corruption Case fails to take of as PF cadres Jam the Court Room

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Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate Court but could not take a plea. This was after Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale adjourned the matter due to unruly supporters who wanted to enter the court to offer solidarity to Dr. Chilufya.

Patriotic Front Structures and Members of Parliament had crammed the premises in the early hours today to offer solidarity, but the courtroom could not accommodate all, prompting others to wait outside.

Dr. Chilufya, who is also Mansa Central Member of Parliament, was accompanied by Chief Kalasa Mukoso of the Nakabende people of Samfya District, Chief Lukangaba, Chief Kalaba, and Chief Mibenge, some Members of Parliament as well as PF party members.

Dr. Chilufya is charged with four counts of corruption.

It is alleged that Dr. Chilufya was found in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime which includes 6 thousand shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism services Limited, Spark Guest House situated in Mansa among others.

After an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission, he was arrested and charged on June 24, 2020. The plea has been adjourned to July 16th, 2020.

The courts have since adjourned the matter to next week for the possible plea.

The Minister who was in high spirit being represented by Tutwa Ngulube and Jonas Zimba received blessings from traditional leaders and well-wishers as he left the court grounds.

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the Court with PF supporters from Luapula Province

Chief Mabumba of the Ushi people of Mansa district in Luapula Province, Chief Kalasa Mukoso of the Nakabende people of Samfya District, Chief Lukangaba, Chief Kalaba, and Chief Mabenge at the Court Apperance of Dr Chitalu Chilufya to pronounce a blessing on him
Chief Mabumba of the Ushi people of Mansa district in Luapula Province, Chief Kalasa Mukoso of the Nakabende people of Samfya District, Chief Lukangaba, Chief Kalaba, and Chief Mabenge at the Court Apperance of Dr Chitalu Chilufya to pronounce a blessing on him

47 COMMENTS

    • #KZ; Does KZ think he is above the law, what picture does he pain Zambia to the international community??

      Why has the Zambia civil service sunk so low to have individuals of low calibre like this one? This is not funny and politicking anymore but an embarrassment to the Zambian people and it should STOP now!

      ECL, please don’t be a brave coward. Discipline your cadres. It’s now or never.

      I rest my case

  1. When the people talk, what can you do ? Is it his fault majority support him and know that this is personal attack to discredit him? Next time hold it via video link. You know he is a public figure and has large following unlike the tribal hyenas in upnd

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    • Does KZ think he is above the law, what picture does he pain Zambia to the international community??

      Why has the Zambia civil service sunk so low to have individuals of low calibre like this one? This is not funny and politicking anymore but an embarrassment to the Zambian people and it should STOP now!

      ECL, please don’t be a brave coward. Discipline your cadres. It’s now or never.

      I rest my case.

  2. I always tell you, don’t mess with us from Luapula. It is Luapula United. We know he stole, we know much he has invested in Luapula yes, it is puzzling. But wakwesu.
    You see even Harry Kalaba was there.
    Even in Mansa will boooo him. Ati Lusaka is no go area for who, not us Luapulans.

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  3. These scenes are a reminder of the trial of Dr Katele Kalumba during the mwanawasa presidency.

    The message from the Chiefs is that they agree Dr chilufya is a thief, But he is our thief period

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  4. IWE CHI-COLOR KZ , HOW DOES UPND COME IN here. Is the ACC UPND. Are the courts UPND? YOU ARE REALLY SICK IN THE HEAD AND EVEN BELOW…………

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  5. If it was an opposition leader all cadres could have been arrested for gathering amid covid 19 at a court by the police but with PF cadres abnormal gathering in the court is okay, so the right thing is just to adjun the plea. These fools.

  6. Another reason why he should have been suspended but the dull inept empty tin in State House doesn’t get it….Zambians need to wake up and put pressure on State House like they did in Zimbabwe.
    Where ae those riot police officers who were patrolling the streets last month?

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  7. He has already cleaned up the mess, so stop the court nonsense because the is outcome is already clear.

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  8. You see why I say Edgar Lungu is using cadres and lawlessness to clinge on power.

    Where were tge so called PF police to block PF cadres and sympathizers?

    Very soon we shall have civil war in this country.

    PF must go!

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  9. Dr Chilufya is a hero and most loved by most Zambians. I love him too. May Jehovah God be with u during trying moment. Remain blessed brother

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  10. This is a very clear example of why Zambia as one nation is not sustainable in the medium to long term. Here is a man accused of alleged thieving, he appears in court and the whole entire Luapula turns up to support him. What Chief Kalasa Mukoso of the Nakabende people of Samfya District, Chief Lukangaba, Chief Kalaba, and Chief Mibenge did is a clear testiment that in Luapula “bu natolele fye in their culture”. Ba tubulu ni basakala! No wonder Kapwepwe hated them, ukulanyina mumenshi over over.

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  11. Just the other day P.F Magg0ts starting high up in their hierarchy were [email protected] the mouth about the Monze booing debacle, which though naughty & tasteless is NOT illegal. Can you now see why the booing may be justified?
    Now back to reality, IS ALLOWING THESE DIRTY UNBATHED ST!NK!NG P.F CADRES TO DISRUPT A COURT OF LAW LEGAL??
    These P.F [email protected]’z have failed to Govern & all they are experts in is violence, lawlessness & plunder.
    Meanwhile ka [email protected] NDWII, & people wonder why we can’t stand this Chawama Charlatan?
    Lastly, P.F.MUSTGO!

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  12. Dealing with Cadres you have to think 1000000 times ahead of them, all those cadres have been bought including the hungry Chiefs from luapula.

    We saw similar scenes play out at ACC offices during the sata presidency when Winter Kabimba was the de facto president of zambia. Cadres would always disrupt kabimba ‘s ACC interrogations and intimidate acc staff. But the same cadres celebrated in Lusaka after Kabimba was fired by Sata and held a celebratory match in Cairo

  13. PF must know that Zambia is bigger than and individual, Edgar Lungu thinks he owns Zambia but he wioll be shocked the day he will leave that seat.

    We had the master dribbler FTJ Chiluba of all times who felt Zambia was in his pocket
    What happened to him is the day he left power is still history to remember.

    If Edgar Lungu had a bit grain of wisdom, let him learn from this history and do urgent correction right away.

    PF must go!

  14. The Courts of Law were full of these ex Katangese Chiefs & subjects, who brought their Mobutuism behaviour & norms to the Courts of law. You can take the [email protected] out of Zaire, but you can’t take his ukwiba traits from his blood.
    Like Ngombala says the philosophy of Nachitolafye was in full display for all to see.

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  15. On the way to becoming a failed state. Hw can outsiders disrupt court proceedings and the magistrate forced to abandon work? Where were the police? Hv I read this right?

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  16. Where were the police for this cadres to make it difficult for court process to go ahead? This is the same minister who preaches about adherence to covid 19, why did they fail to to adhere to it? If this was an opposition leader, police would have swiftly prevented or controled the cadres, could it be that this entourage are above the law, or the law doesn’t apply to them?

  17. Dora speak, where are the police? is it not a crime to disrupt a court proceeding? If it was UPND you were going to be writing warning orders. Talk this is your PF where are the police? Talk on the fake road for mazabuka posted on facebook by your boss you are quiet why? Talk now. They stopped a radio interview for Upnd leader you were quiet why? Why Dora. Nigerians are coming wait and see.

  18. Sembe it was the other side of the country, we could have heard all manner of tribal profiling and how they should apologies for disrespecting the courts. where did that battalion of para police that was all over lusaka during the bush protest go? are they not supposed to provide sanity and order,are they not supposed to protect the court officials?

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  19. I am sure he was transported to court in the vehicle paid for by these same twats AS WEsupporting him. He looks very well fed while the supporters look like they need to be fed. How can these empty stomachs support these bulging stomachs? How?!? How could they disrupt court proceedings in a christian nation which should be paradise on earth? How? Where were the police or they are now party cadres…. Runaway train charging its way to oblivion! Zambians, we MUST jump off this train!!!

  20. The ACC prosecution team needs beefing up. The magistrate has a lot to explain. This is unprecedented. The magistrate failed to assert his authority. This is embarrassing for the Judiciary. The court has shown the whole country that it can be intimidated.

  21. first they disregarded health guidelines set by the ministry of health, no social distancing bachilafwaya ukwingila mu court iching’ombe.

  22. This too shall pass. Remember how Kabimba went with a horde of goons to ACC at one stage? This too shall pass.

  23. Law Association of Zambia, Chspter One Foundation, Bredner Changala, Edward Mumbi, Dora Siliya, Wright Musoma, Wynter Kabimba, Nason Msoni, Dr Alex Ng’oma,
    Sakwiba Sikota, CiSCA, TIZ, SACCORD, YALI and all the talking heads hv to say something on this matter. It’s very serious.

  24. “…….6 thousand shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism services Limited, Spark Guest House situated in Mansa among others ………”
    IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION HE IS INNOCENT.
    SO. PLEASE RELEASE HIM!!!
    WHY CAN’T A MINISTER OWN PROPERTY ?
    BY THE WAY WHY CAN’T THE THE ACC INVESTIGATE hh CONERNING HIS OFSHORE ACCOUNTS IN THE BAHAMAS
    HE HAS NEVER DIVULGED HOW HE AMASSED SUCH SUSPICIOUS WEALTH
    PARADISE PAPERS IS CRYING OUT TO BE INVESTIGATED! !

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  25. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    Oh dear! Now this is the thuggery behaviour that needs to be condemned by all sane people. Not that Monze booing that received air time for almost a week.
    Dora Siliya if this isn’t violence, then what is it? Intimidating a court of law is illegal.

    And what is it about celebrating a corrupt accused numskull? It’s not like he’s being persecuted… his own government thought he was so corrupt, they couldn’t shield him.

    The more reason he should have stepped down or fired from his ministerial position.

    And where is Lusambo to whip these chiefs for flouting presidential order of keeping social distancing?

    The whole thing is a comedy only witnessed in a failed project called Zambia!

  26. THE PROPERTIES IN QUESTION ARE NOT EVEN WORTH MENTIONING. THE SPARKS GUEST HOUSE IS A SHELL OF ITS FORMER SELF IT. IS AN OLD DILAPIDATED, DIRTY FILTHY, BROTHEL-LIKE BUILDING BUILDT IN THE UNIP ERA WHEN MANSA BATTERIES FACTORY WAS OPERATIONAL OVER 30YEARS AGO. EVEN A POOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER CANNOT FAIL TO BUY SUCH A GUSET HOUSE, LET ALONE BUY SHARES. THE MAN HAS BEEN USING HIS MONEY WISELY.

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  27. If this thief does not go to jail or pay back what he has stolen the whole PF administration will be arrested next year.
    I hope this message is clear.
    DR. An once of prevention is better than a pound of treatment. If you are a real doctor you know what I mean. Just plead guilty and pay back the money we will forgive you.

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  28. Mwatiyamva- Yes even Pablo Escobar may loved by the people…surely do you not see anything wrong with minister with no business links who pays cash everywhere

  29. Mwakale: Wht about Emerine Kabanshi? Isn’t she from Luapula also? Surely there’s something special about Chitalu Chilufya.

  30. Kach!kala is using cadres. We are a failed state already. It’s frustrating to see icalo cileonaka in our prence

  31. Is there a difference between Somalia and Zambia? This is sad. PF people can meet any time and anywhere and the police is absent. When other people want to meet, Kanganja unleashes his hungry thugs to harass them. The youths meet in the bush because they are Zambians. PF owns Zambia. Covid-19 applies to other people, but not to PF. This is Zambia.

  32. @ 27, Zambia First, You are typical of the BRAIN DEAD P.F cadre, who uses his Gluteus Maximus -if you know what that means at all.
    H.H, has OFFERED A HOUSE, for you a poor sychophantic leech to claim, also your chance to exit the hovel you live in, “if you can provide evidence that leads to him being convicted for plunder & selling Zambian mines”.
    I use my brain, NOT my [email protected] when reasoning & can safely work out that H.H WAS NEVER IN GOVERNMENT WHEN MINES WERE SOLD, so how on earth did he achieve such a feat bordering on a miracle?
    Now just wait after August 2021, your Chawama Charlatan [email protected] 1, WILL BE INDICTED FOR ALL SORTS OF ILLEGAL DOINGS.
    Lastly, P.F.KUYABEBELE!

  33. Justice delayed is somewhat denied. The situation is unfortunate, however, there is nothing new here.
    The UPND and NDC presidents have both several times before appeared before Woodlands Police, Luanshya Magistrate court and elsewhere. We have seen this confusion from cadres coming in hordes. Dr. FTJ Chiluba’s cases treated us similarly.
    When Mr. Rupiah Banda fought legal battles, the entire opposition packed the courts and blocked all roads, paralysing everything. It is a known fact that cadre power at the bottom holds the top. Even the recent Monze booing served the same purpose.

  34. ALL THESE CHIEFS TO PRONOUNCE A ‘BLESSING’? HAS EVERY CHIEF, BY VIRTUE BEING CHIEF, GOT ACCESS TO ‘BLESSINGS’ AND THE PREROGATIVE TO BESTOW THEM ON WHOMEVER HE CHOOSES? IF THE ANSWER IS “YES”, THEN WE CAN AS WELL CONCLUDE THAT BANDITS AND THUGS NEED BLESSINGS TO EXCEL IN THE BANDITRY AND THUGGERY.

  35. KZ,MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.IMAGINE,IF IT WAS UPND.THE TIME HH WAS IN JAIL DID EVER THE CADRES BEHAVE LIKE THAT?ORDER IS IMPORTANT.BUT,IT IS LIKE ALL PF ARE ABOVE THE LAW.TIYENI KUNTANGU.THE REMAINING THING IS EVERY CASE WILL BE DECIDED AT STATE HOUSE.I CAN SMELL A RAT THAT THIS CASE WILL DIE NATURALLY.AND THESE TRADITION VILLAGER WHAT ARE THEY DOING?IMAGINE,THE WAY THE MONZE ISSUE WAS HIGHLY CONDEMNED BY THESE RIFF RAFFS BUT IMAGINE WHERE THERE IS NEED OR ORDER CONFUSION.WE ARE WAITING FOR THAT DAY AND U WILL RUN AND SING ALL SORTS OF SONGS ZAMBIA WILL BE BITTER AND I WANT THIS CANT KZ TO CRY AND UBUPUBA BUNKAPWE.AKALILATA KANKA PWE

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