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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Why is Dr. Chilufya’s case in Court, Judge asks ACC Investigations Officer

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A witness has told the Lusaka Magistrates Court that the total assets for Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya were more than the assets that he is accused of having obtained illegally.

Chipampe Manda, an Investigations Officer from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said that he came to such a conclusion after analysing Dr. Chilufya’s sources of income.

He informed Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale that he had access to Dr. Chilufya’s bank statements and that of his businesses.

Mr. Manda said based on this, he did not believe that Dr. Chilufya had committed a crime by acquiring the property that he is accused of.

It was at this point that Magistrate Mwale asked the witness why the matter is in court.

This is in a matter where Dr. Chilufya is accused of having been in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The witness said contrary to the allegations, there is no evidence that Dr. Chilufya possessed three million Kwacha cash and that he bought Sparks Guest house for himself.

Mr. Manda also said Dr. Chilufya had been running Samfya Marine as a tenant even before he bought it.

The court was also informed by the witness that Dr. Chilufya , through Henry Courtyard Hotel in Mansa, had obtained loans way back before he was arrested for wrongdoing.

Mr. Manda said Henry Courtyard also had the capacity to buy Sparks Guest House.

During cross-examination, the witness agreed that Dr. Chilufya had obtained a 15 million Kwacha Loan from the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) and the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC).

The witness said there is also no evidence that Dr. Chilufya possessed 200,000 dollars cash as per indictment.

The ACC investigations officer further stated that no one ever saw the alleged 200,000 United States dollars and that the allegation does not exist.

In this matter, Dr. Chilufya is represented by Tutwa Ngulube and Jonas Zimba.

69 COMMENTS

  1. Nothing surprising… We know the fellow will be acquitted. What do you expect when the head of state is supporting the accused and refuses to even have him step down from his position to pave way for PROPER investigations.. PF is pathetic, period!

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  2. ACC should with immediate be disbanded it is a very useless institution and people are paid to protect criminals in government

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  3. He has been bribed kwasila!! And so why is the case in court?? It was expected this this case was going nowhere!

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  4. I am also confused? Who investigated Chilufya? Is it not the ACC? Who took the case to court ? Is it not the ACC? Who is Chipampe? An investigating Office at ACC? Who is the prosecutor??? I am confused????? or it is a case of misreporting bt Lusaka Times?

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  5. As I have always told people, put evidence where your mouth is. You cannot bring serious allegations without solid evidence. That is not how a court works, May be in upnd kangaroo courts. A law needs to be introduced which convicts false allegations of corruption because such allegations can damage someone reputation and even their mental health. For example I still have a myriad of allegations against me without evidence. Just today the upnd diaspora watchdog are alleging I have not paid some workers from a certain security company which I apparently own. Kz

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  6. You are arrasing innocent Chilufya while the thief who sold and benefitted from our mines is free and leaving in luxiouly with money stolen from selling the mines.

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  7. Mwebo , ala lekeni umwana wesu Kilufya. Umwine alabombesha paku fwaya ifyuma fyakwe . Mwebo amuti mun’go . Finsi kansi fintu aiba wesu?

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  8. Am also confused why an investigating officer who is supposed to prosecute the corrupt person so that he can be found with a case to answer, is actually acting like he us an accused’s witness. He has become very unfriendly to the state as a witness. I was thinking b4 you arrest an individual, you are supposed to believe that the accused has some reasonable case which would be answerable in a court of law. But in this case it would appear the opposite is true.

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  9. This show is meant to blindside ordinary people. What PF govt is not aware of is that people are not stupid. You can fool people a few times but not forever. Every dog has its day.

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  10. No smoke without fire. Something is wrong somewhere. Juli icatunka inshila umuswema tauimina. Can someone clarify to me banana mayo !!!!?
    1. Who arrested Dr chilufya. Is it not the ACC ?
    2. I am told by the ACC that he was arrested warned and cautioned after an investigation.
    Who did the investigations ?
    3. According to ACC the accused has not committed any crime. Why is he arrested and in court today ?
    I can smile corruption in the whole issue. Above all ACC owes me as Zambian an apology and the whole ACC deserves dissolution .
    Can the appointing authority immediately dissolve ACC jt has failed to perform according to our expectations.
    4. Proof wrong, if corruption is not at ,LET DR CHITALU SUE THE ACC for defamation of character. Batila icibomfuma ecitulika kabili ati…

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  11. What nonsense is this .The investigating officer going to say the guy is innocent ?why did this case proceed to trial in the first place ?This is clearly stage managed and these people are amateurs when it come to this .Really we all know where this is headed .

  12. That ACC officer is a hero. Well investigated, we have never heard of Minister with loans, except Chilufya and Maggie.
    Chilufya is a free man.
    It is him now to root out thieves from Ministry of Health.

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  13. This is another master class from Lungu; you should be mental to expect ACC to seek justice for the tax payer.
    Their role is to cleanse CRIMINALS under PF. Where on earth does a minister remain in office while being investigated by his employers. To make matters worse is escorted to court by fellow ministers.
    Anyway it’s rush hour, they need a candidate.

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  14. The Judge asked a very good question. If ACC believes Chilufya did not commit a crime, why is he in court? Appearing in court while someone is still clinging on to his government position! What a useless country! These Vampires hide in the name of obtaining loans. September 2021 come fast so that these vampires start scampering in different directions.

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  15. KZ – We know you and your PF. You are using the ACC and the courts to clean corruption. We know your end game here. Its to clear Chilufya. That is unacceptable. Unfortunately these cases will have to be started afresh next immediately after the August 2021 elections.

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  16. Very confusing indeed. Respond to the Question (WHY IS THE CASE IN COURT???????????????????????????)

  17. Alex T Magaisa ??
    @Wamagaisa
    Zimbabwe High Court Judge, Justice Chitapi has rejected journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s bail appeal. The regime is vindictive & unrepentant. It’s turning the screws on a man who was unrelenting in his campaign against corruption. Justice system? It’s a joke. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter
    Watch “Hopewell Chin’ono In Conversation With Trevor (Part 1 & 2)” on YouTube

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  18. FELLOW ZAMBIANS LETS FIND AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR TO REVIEW THIS CASE, IT COULD BE CROWD FUNDED.
    IT’S TIME WE CLEANED OUR “HOME” LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN LEBANONE AS A RESULT OF CORRUPTION.

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  19. 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

    Are you freaking kidding me? The guy giving against himself and his employers… granted the case was built on the evidence gathered through his investigation. Was this the prosecution witness or the accused’s? Unbelievable!

    Is this what they call ‘juju’ in Zambia or the classic case of the powerful tempering with witnesses because he has not been stood down? Oh dear! What a failed project this thing called Zambia!

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  20. These are the result of political prosecution. You mean ACC did not have the facts before they arrested the man. Or the act was meant to please some politicians? Was the witness saying all these under cross examination? O? was he giving evidence against Chilufya as a prosecutor? He has embarrassed ACC and government.

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  21. ACC is very useless, who approved the 15 million loan???? At what interest was this acquired, then he went on to get a loan from the CEEC meant for ordinary people, so these are the rats that a getting all the Zambian money…. Well kindly review if these loans have been paid

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  22. WTF is this? Third world comedy! Bring back Kaunda’s Leadership Code and see who will still be standing. Lungu and his impis are now running wild with corruption. Remember, remember Mobutu, Mugabe, Gadaffi, Idi Amin, Bokassa, and the list goes on!

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  23. Why don’t you wonder how someone who sold mines and other Zambian Enterprises to himself on a song is there and enjoying the loot and no one takes him to court .
    This guy never got a loan from nowhere but all of a sudden he became so rich beyond measure and fails to even say a word of how he amassed those riches.
    Looking at the man at the centre of the court there is enough information pointing to how he acquired the said asserts, if he got a loan of that amount of money how can he fail to buy such asserts.
    The problem with us Zambians is we judge people before they are in court , and yet we all know that everyone is innocent until proved guilty by the courts of law.

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  24. Is it criminal to use personal profile and that of my employers in my application for a BANK LOAN????

  25. Public arrest. We the public should arrest both Dr Chilufya and the witness Chipampe Manda and make them explain how they want to fool us. If Dr stole he should be prosecuted. If he didn’t we will have to deal with Manda for lying to the public

  26. “Chilufya had obtained a 15 million Kwacha Loan from the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) and the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC)”
    Just look at where they get their money whilst in office…they never learnt from Fred Mmembe.

  27. ACC is rubbish. This institution has refused to work. Where they lack skills to do certain things, they don’t want to admit it but want to pretend to know. Hw can a prosecutor who knows wht they doing take a witness like that to court? A witness for the prosecution is there to make the prosecution’s case.

  28. This Manda chap should be charged. He works for ACC to sabotage the operations of the commission. There should be serious charges for police officers who get bribed by accused criminals to frustrate a court case. CIA please Watch Manda’s Bank accounts. With investigation officers like this the ACC should be disbanded. It’s a waste of taxpayers money

  29. I am also wondering why this case is in court when the prosecution is the opposition, the DPP is the opposition and the defence is the opposition? May be this case is in court because all Zambians are stupid except the PF and their leaders. Let me end here before I insult the naked dogs.

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  30. Lets not shoot the messenger, Chimpampe has no common sense and his ‘boss’ is ok with it, went ahead and hired him as investigator. You can only work with what you have. Lungu only has a pool of Ba Kaponya to pick ministers from, thats all he has at his disposal. He even said i have no vision, i will drink with KZ and just chill and get paid, kwasila.

    You will find that kansi Chipampe has been stealing ink and other stationery from the office and the boss knows but lets live because he is going to be useful in some way.
    Money is not the only possession that these crooks have but they own people too. Chilufya has Lungu by the amatole.

  31. The fake diabolical anti corruption road show from lungu continues with its single dressing to dupe the IMF and other
    donners ……..

    Next………

  32. Lets not shoot the messenger. The investigator has no common sense and his superior is ok with it, went ahead and hired him. You can only work with what you have at that moment.
    Also you may find that Chipampe has been stealing ink and stationery from the office and the boss knows but lets him live, because one day he may be useful in some way.
    Money is not the only possession that these crooks have but they own souls, people too. Dr Chilufya has Lungu by the amatole.

  33. This is a result of political assassination. Allegations without evidence. This was an opposition fuelled campaign and it is disappointing to see ACC fell for it. The only corrupt people are those making up baseless accusations without evidence. I am waiting to take them to court for defamation. Fire that investigator

  34. Is that all tarino can say on this? Your brains are finished . Take a break from blogging and take up a sport. Clear your mind, it’s full of ma2uvi

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  35. Kaizar zulu in case you have memory lapses, PF Secretary General Davis Mwila told cabinet ministers and PF members of parliament that they will go to prison if they don’t work hard to win the 2021 general elections.
    Speaking during the Luapula Province party mobilisation launch which was broadcast on Prime TV, Mwila said Luapula Province should save ministers and members of parliament from going to prison.
    “Here in Luapula, we have a lot of support. We have 100 per cent support, but you bring five constituencies with 90,000 votes. Our friends (UPND) one constituency is 90,000 even if it’s in the village. Why are you not voting? That is why I am telling you that if you play, you will cry,” Mwila said.
    “… All the cells will be full. All these people you see behind me will be in cells…

  36. So the same old foools are still wasting time on the nonsense called Lusaka Times. It’s two years since I left hoping to find the children had grown. What a disappointment.

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  37. We said this way back that this is a weak case by ACC like Amos Chanda case of stealing a pantry $11000, school kids can do better than this even they can cross check the contracts of those HENRY companies of his with GRZ, they can pin him for abuse of power. If no civil servants have been arrested or talking and Chilufya has the backing of the useless President and still comes in his office then you are not going anywhere with this case. Chilufya will be cleanse off corruption and will never be arrested again

  38. Simple – Chilufya can’t be tried for the same offense twice. He is set for life. That is what this is all about.

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  39. Now I believe an article I read sometime back from Issac Mwanza that there is something wrong about this whole case. My blood is UPND and been one of the closest to our leader HH but I doubted the allegations against CC

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  40. Ndanje you are the biggest f.o.o.l there in diaspora because you are also blogging here and therefore wasting your time. Mwasiliza working over time cleaning toilets now you want to come and insult us here.

  41. That’s the tragedy of corruption fight in Africa. Everything is political and plays out in the media to the enjoyment of the opposition gallery. We need to raise the level of political engagement in this country otherwise the circus our opposition is performing might become our reality!!

  42. The ACC doesn’t mind bringing its own name into disrepute. Why rush to court with a witness like this? I believe there are senior investigators at ACC. The prosecutor did not even prepare the witness.

  43. PF have made the judiciary a laughing stock.
    ACC is useless…disband it.!
    Upnd will prosecute Chilufya nicely next year

  44. ACC must be disbanded because there is NO corruption in zambia. Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala.They ACC is toothless and useless.
    Its like having a dog that only barks and can not bite at thieves.

  45. @LINCON, ARE ZAMBIANS THIS DULL THAT LINCOLN WOULD START WISHING THAT ZAMBIA WAS LIKE LEBANON? LEBANON HAS NEVER KNOWN A DAY OF PEACE AND YOU WANT ZAMBIA TO BE LIKE THAT? THE PERSECUTION OF DR CHILUFYA WAS DONE BY UPND CADRES WHO WANTED TO DRIVE THE CORRUPTION ALLEGATION AGENDA. THEY THOUGHT THAT THE JUDGE WOULD BE ANOTHER CADRE BUT NOOO. THIS IS HOW UPND LOSES ITS ALLEGATIONS OF RIGGING DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE

  46. The problem l see, is that everything is seen as politics, the ACC arrested and took the Minister to court based on rumours and accusations without proper evidence. Am not in politics but I see it is becoming a norm in Zambia that a politician in Government cannot build, buy asset, open businesses or do any kind of investments or if they do then there corrupt. Based on the rommours the ACC acted to investigate the Minister, which they have done, got access to all his accounts, bank transactions, analyse all his incomes and businesses and they have made that information available to us the public, please it’s an opportunity for everyone avail the ACC with the information which you have if truely have information and evidence to prove the Man guilty of Corruption, we shouldn’t just…

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