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Government offers Amnesty to People that Acquired Wealth Through Corruption

Headlines Government offers Amnesty to People that Acquired Wealth Through Corruption

Vice President WK Mutale Nalumango has said that the new dawn administration is giving amnesty to all those who served in public office to voluntarily return whatever was illegally obtained, by voluntarily coming forward and declaring property they acquired using proceeds of corruption.

The vice president has since advised those who might have acquired property using proceeds of corruption to take advantage of the amnesty and come forward, adding that the amnesty will only apply to those who voluntarily return what was obtained before investigations are carried out.

The Vice President said that once investigations are conducted, and one is found wanting, the law will take its course.

Responding to a question from Kalabo Central Member of Parliament Chinga Miyutu during the vice president’s question time who wanted to find out whether the new dawn administration has intentions to give amnesty to those that might have acquired property corruptly in exchange for non-prosecution, Mrs. Nalumango says for those found wanting after investigation it will be discretionary.

In another response to a question raised by the Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo, Mrs. Nalumango said there is nothing alarming about the statement made by President Hakainde Hichilema that someone has hidden illegally acquired money in a foreign country, but said that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

Mrs. Nalumango said the UPND is a government of the rule of law and will not victimize anyone further saying that President Hichilema has given all those that might have illegally obtained the country’s resources ample time to return whatever is not lawfully theirs.

Mr. Lusambo wanted to know who the President is citing to have taken money to a foreign country and how much is involved.

33 COMMENTS

  1. EMPHATICALLY NOPE ,absolutely NO amnesty especially where Zambian taxpayers did not get value for their monies.

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  2. Its a sensible route than spending billions in investigations and only to recover some Ngwes. Lusambo is bait, he is always on the wrong side.

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  3. I can confirm that this UPND government they have no evidence on corruption cases so they have started tricking thosewho are cowards to surrender their wealthy to fear being victimised and persecuted.

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  4. “……Mr. Lusambo wanted to know who the President is citing to have taken money to a foreign country and how much is involved…….”

    Trying to fish in the dark ………

    They will all be found out……….

    Wait untill forigne bounty hunters are engaged in the investigations If GRZ hits a dead end ……..

    Those bounty hunters will squeeze the theives dry………watch people dying heart attacks

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  5. OK for the past few days i have been writing about 48 houses and Musokotwane’s nephew…and these are the results…UPND campaigned and won elections on fire Tenders, 48 Houses and Load shedding….so in short Faith Musonda can have her millions back and i also mentioned that HH and Lungu both need to be audited……so now nothing will happen to either Lungu or HH….I DONT THINK THIS IS WHAT ZAMBIANS VOTED FOR…exactly the opposite from campaign promises….Spaka are you going to insult the vice President and HH now ??? since you’re very good at insults

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  6. Come On Madam VP! We know that one of the longest and biggest campaign funders to UPND, a Lusaka based businessman is stinking with corruption which he conducted with guys inside PF. He used the niece and blackmailed scared and dirty souls inside PF, which makes him a big fish and mafiosos. The ACC, FIC all know this. The evidence is so overwhelming. Yet you decide to stay mute. Why & Why ?

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  7. UPND and HH are the best thing that ever happened to this country, we hope the rejected chaps ejected on August 12 are learning something, You can just see the level of organization and strategic thinking by our President. Energetic, intelligent and full of capacity

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  8. Falcrum – Please how can you offer amnesty when you have not even successfully prosecuted one individual?? Nothing strategic about that its like the US telling the Taliban to surrender when you have not captured any of their strongholds

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  9. Bo VP, are you aware that when you talk about people that obtained money illegally through corruption who you are giving this amnesty MUST include ALL those who participated in the privatization process of Zambian owned companies of the 1990s? This amnesty must start from there. I say so because others who participated in that process became instant billionaires. They were not known billionaires until after the privatization. And they are even serving in your govt as we speak. So since this amnesty is a UPND govt initiative, let those of your colleagues who participated in that animal called PRIVATIZATION and became stinkingly rich, lead the way. Otherwise, stop waste time talking about recovering corruption money from some whilst others will be allowed to keep theirs.
    Concentrate on…

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  10. Not the way to go. We campaigned to change things and send a strong a message
    to corrupt people that if you steal, the government will seize stolen property, then face prosecution and jail.
    Are we now telling the nation that if you plunder the nation, you can
    spend the money and hand back what is left to the government and nothing will be done to you.
    We are promoting stealing and corruption… This is protecting thieves. Why are we giving up too soon

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  11. What message are sending to the would be plunderers/future plunderers????….no amnesty just investigate them and bring them to justice and they should be Jailed…unless you know that the justice system and your investigating wings are corrupt….start investigating 48 houses,fire tenders,Ambulances,Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema….and then investigate all former PF ministers and current UPND ministers….they need to be Jailed period

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  12. And to think HH was our last hope to fight corruption.

    During campaigns, HH did not mention giving thieves amnesty.

    No wonder people like Sean Tembo are barking loudly. No wonder all the PF thieves keep laughing and mocking UPND.

    Zambians are being taken for fools again.

    Zambians want corrupt people in previous government to get jailed.

    Otherwise this will be a 5 year term for HH. And when PF take over again, they will not spare HH this time.

  13. We should rank and prioritize our national goals. Some actions are more important than others for us to reach our goals:

    1 – Number priority for Zambia is a forward-looking strategy to get us on the fast track to being a prosperous working democracy.

    2 – The expedited return of stolen public resources and property where possible.

    3 – Punishing transgressors for the prior government for their crimes.

    Cast our emotional desire for revenge aside and focus on the greater goals.

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  14. On light or serious note… I see thousands of mansions in Kitwe built using dubiously gotten wealth … overcharged invoices, bribes from suppliers, illegal copper sales, illegal emerald trade etc. Will all the owners come out for amnesty and risk losing their dream properties?

  15. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    @ “Amnesty”, my a$s! What smoking gun and scarecrow do you have on these people to compel them to come forward? Nothing! You say you haven’t even started the investigations… unbelievable! You need to blackmail them to make then come forward. During Apartheid’s Amnesty, the perpetrators were already known to the authorities.

    How hard is it to follow the trail of money: get warrants on them and start investigating the trail of the money: their bank accounts; the suppliers of materials and resources of their mansions; expensive cars; etc… eventually you will find the original sources.

  16. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    By the way I thought Lusambo’s election win was nullified by the courts. So what’s he still doing in parliament?

  17. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly 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)

    @ “Amnesty”! What smoking gun and scarecrow do you have on these people to compel them to come forward? Nothing! You say you haven’t even started the investigations… unbelievable! You need to blackmail them to make then come forward. During Apartheid’s Amnesty, the perpetrators were already known to the authorities.

    How hard is it to follow the trail of money: get warrants on them and start investigating the trail of the money: their bank accounts; the suppliers of materials and resources of their mansions; expensive cars; etc… eventually you will find the original sources.

  18. I’m beginning to think that UPND is not really up to the task, as Zambians had hoped for. There’s strong evidence of incompetence and mediocrity being manifested by UPND. They seem not to understand that the main reason the Zambian people put them in office, was to hold the plunderers of the national coffers accountable. This accountability involves the thieves losing their ill-gotten wealth to the State, AND GOING TO PRISON!!! That’s the only way you send a strong message to anyone thinking about being corrupt. Anything less than that is just playing games. Get serious UPND or be a one term Party. DISAPOINTED.

  19. It’s like asking turkeys to vote for Xmas! No one will come forward voluntarily! Only hard evidence will drag the truth out. Benevolence never eliminates hard-nosed corruption.

    #plant a tree now please!

  20. This woman will mess up HH. What Amnesty? A THIEF is a THIEF, we want them arrested. What’s wrong with Zambian Politicians. She can’t think of what she is talking about??? Bringing back her MMD Nonsense.

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