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HH should get rid of all the Heads of DEC, ACC and FIC, he should not fall prey to their old tricks-Kabimba

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Former Minister of Justice and Rainbow Party President, Wynter Kabimba has said President Hakainde Hichilema should not fall prey to old tricks played by senior officials from law enforcement agencies to keep their jobs.

He said over the years, these institutions act in a self-preservation and self-interest mode by embarking on populist investigative acts against past government officials to please the new Administration.

He said the agencies did the same tricks to the governments of Frederick Chiluba against Kenneth Kaunda, the Mwanawasa Administration against Chiluba’s, and so on.

Kabimba said the institutions were highly contaminated and incapable of cleaning up and always act to preserve themselves.

“Instead of sending District Commissioners on forced leave, it’s these officials that should be sent on forced leave and locked up. They harass and vilify the outgoing government officials to win favours from the new government”, he said.

“In the manner, they act, they are a serious danger to the country.”, he said.

Mr. Kabimba said the officers in these institutions should justify their stay in office since 2016.

“I get surprised how these institutions work. How is it that Valden Findlay was a good citizen but a day after President Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in, Valden Findlay is turned into a criminal and his accounts are frozen overnight”, he asked.

“It is known that these institutions operate in a partisan manner and actually help bring governments down. Edgar was brought down, partly by these institutions” he said.

“Because if you are an officer of integrity, and a certain individual has committed an offense, proceed to arrest and prosecute,” he said.

“And if a political force comes to interfere, you resign and announce to the nation your decision, we saw this in Kenya” he said.

“Now Milingo, the liquidator to KCM has his accounts frozen. Why didn’t they do it then if transactions were suspicious? Now they want to pander to HH that they are clean and that the past regime was rotten, and they themselves are clean.”, he said.

“For me, it raises a question. Why didn’t you get to the bottom of these alleged crimes in the past, in fact, we must investigate all these institutions for failing to execute their duties while getting paid.” Mr. Kabimba said.

“Dora Siliya was facing criminal prosecution. When she joined the Patriotic Front, within a spate of a month, she was acquitted of all charges”, he said.

“If President Hakainde was to get my view, I would send everyone at DEC, ACC, and FIC away. Get them out and lock them up!” he emphasized.

He dismissed allegations that these institutions face political interference.

“It’s not interference, it is them that have built a culture of self-preservation internally. When they see a change of government, they vilify the out-going officers, to look good to the new administration

They are a danger to this country. They don’t get instructions from anyone, that is how they survive”, he said.

35 COMMENTS

  1. But last time you said he should NOT recall all of those from the former rulers. Is this a clarification of his earlier advice?

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  2. I agree entirely, we need to grant these institutions autonomy and appoint principled lawyers like Esau Chuulu at ECZ.

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  3. Don’t kill the messages. I never liked this guy politically but he his on point.
    Kudos bwana for coming out of your coma

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  4. VALDAN FINDLEY A GOOD CITIZEN – HAVE YOU BEEN SLEEPING MR KABIMBA ? IS IT NOT FINDLAY THAT THE CIA WERE LOOKING FOR IN CONNECTION DRUG CARTELS. WHERE DID HE GET THE MONEY FROM AND WHY DID HE SUDDENLY TRY AND SEND IT OUT OF THE COUNTRY IF IT WERE NOT VIA CORRUPT MEANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. THE ACC AND FIC WERE TARGETED BY THOSE IN CHARGE BECAUSE THEY KEPT ON TRYING TO PROVE THAT CORRUPTION WAS TAKING PLACE INSTEAD THEY WERE SILENCED. PLEASE STOP BEING SO IGNORANT !

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  5. No way ,,, these guys failed to perform because of the reason that we are all aware of…
    They deserve a second chance

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  6. Kabimba just wants to ride on some Zambia’s forgetfulness. When he was reported to ACC for his role in oil importation and was called for an interview at ACC, he went with a multitude of cadres and insisted that they were present during the questioning. The ACC abandoned the mission on that day. The president, Sata, instructed ACC not to investigate his ministers without informing him. If this is not interference, then what is?

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  7. While I agree with Wynter to some extent, I disagreed with the PF wholesale recall of diplomats and their replacement with friends and relatives at great cost to the nation. My honest view is that these institutions must all be disbanded and professionals integrated into ZP. Let white collar crimes be dealt with by the anti fraud, drugs by anti narcotics, etc but all under one IG. There’s nothing to show that the separation of these departments from ZP have improved their performance. Many officers are compromised, let’s end this now

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  8. Winter is right for once……..

    Moral integrity must define service chiefs….

    Following orders is no excuse for criminality or dereliction of duty……

    The abuses of the former GRZ lead by lungu can not be swept under the carpet….
    They must be investigated…….

    A good starting point is an investigation into the source of the expensive PF campaign funds….

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  9. How objective is this advice from Wynter Kabinda? During Election campaigns Kabinda campaigned with the very People who should be investigated for corruption. HH needs to trade careful when it comes to DEC, FIC and ACC. Maybe HH should consider sending them on forced leave.

  10. Not only Heads, even operative staff shud be transferred to other depts and new ones brought in. Auditors & investigators are paid by clients to cover up theft. Others are intimidated & promised jobs and many things. It means information reaching the so called Heads of DEC, ACC,FIC is already cooked up by their juniors who are already paid. Heads are only bribed on huge theft and theft involving politicians. PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME HIRE INTERNATIONAL FIRMS TO DO THE JOB. KABIMBA IS 100% RIGHT.

  11. Of all the worst lawyers that our highest institution of learning (unza) has ever produced, this one tops the list.

    How do you make such a call when you are well aware of what characterised the former regime; the head shielded criminals the executive always gave operational directives to the other two arms .
    Please sir!! find something else to make headlines on.

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  12. I do not think Winters Legal competence shud be questioned & judged against what he has advised. He is 100% Lawyer, that’s why he said if those pipo received wromg directives, the best was to reject them and resign. Can someone ask you to kill and you do it because it’s a directive? So where is the one who issued those directives? I do not know why those Heads are still in offices when they are supposed to help us testify against thieves in Court. You can’t use those officers to investigate anything.

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  13. There is a point in what mr.Winter is saying.HH should not be hoodwinked by these kandilez.
    They always play old tricks.They have to fired this time around

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  14. I love Winter Kabimba.I wish this was the president.I have said it before that these institutions are useless.Please HH if u want to be in power fire these directors otherwise you’ll the next in 2026 before they are just useless just to protect their jobs

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  15. Mr Kabimba has a point on this one.He has to
    Do it immediately as some of them are linked
    To former leaders.The longer you keep they
    Will destroy all evidence as some were eating
    From same plate.

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  16. My natural inclination would be to argue because I did not approve of Wynter’s PF sympathy, however, here he is very right. Actually, HH is being derailed and tricked by his reluctance to remove individuals at director level. The PF actually is not individually responsible for corruption, corruption is inbuilt in the Zambian mind to the extent that we glorify crooks and cadres over learned people or hardworking people in general, learned or not. The rot in public service runs deep.

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  17. well put, but unfortunately we do not have many of them, that is poor timing, but they do have a point, we have not mastered that yet as political organisations in Africa, wish it can benefit the whole country .

  18. Ba Wynter, baka’mba, mwalasa!! Beware of the euphoria, hh. Concentrate on putting these institutions in place first.

  19. Wynter has no shame.
    When he was in govt he harassed these institutions. Had the party he was supporting been re-elected would he be asking for these people to be fired?

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  20. I am surprised people are praising Wynter ….you dont really know him….I know him for the time he was Town Clerk for LCC and was romancing Masebo. He is a sly python. Which civil servant was going to investigate Findlay the guy who was traveling with Lazy Lungu in the Presidential Jet, PF was a lawless bunch of individuals stop asking questions as if you were born today.

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  21. #19 your point !! Cause as far as i can tell this guy is nothing short of a disastrous lawyer.

    Hope winter is coming but i doubt.

  22. 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 Honeybee

    Wynter Kabimba himself is trying to do self preservation… he still has many unanswered corruption scandals and is due for investigations.
    His statement is riddled with misinformation. Yes they do bootlick and pander to the new president because he appoints the heads of these departments and so is every other institution out there. But he is very wrong to insinuate that there’s no political interference. Lungu and the PF compromised these institutions so badly that they were rendered useless. Lungu himself was corrupt #1.
    So yes they only pursue the former govt officials after the fact because they have been made into political institutions, often used as oppression tools against the opposition. Yes they need reform, but the reform is to de-politicise them.
    The FIC and the AG have…

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  23. 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 Honeybee

    …The FIC and the AG have been exposing corruption scandals and abuse of funds but Lungu was having non of it, claiming “mulya mubombe’ or something. Wynter is being disingenuous and he knows it.

  24. Tarino Orange state your facts don’t go personal Wynter involvement with Silva Masebo is someone private life any citizen is entitled to that .If you know Wynter Kabimba very well then you should know that he is naturally a no nonsense guy.Even to his family members he was ruthless guy.you n me may not like him as a person but he has a valid point

  25. Ba kabimba is correct.this institutions make issues look like political witch hunt. They must be prosecuted if the new government means. Mr kabimba sir, you are future president.please come back to PF and join forces.

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