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Professor Nkandu Luo calls on Authorities to Return Grabbed FTJ property back to his Family

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Professor Nkandu Luo, who served in both PF and MMD administration under the leadership of the late second Republican president Frederick Chiluba has come to the support of the late president after reports emerged that the state had grabbed all the property belonging to the late president.

Professor Luo that the treatment the Chiluba family is being subjected to is unfair and the properties that were seized need to be given to the family and that the state needs to honor him by returning his assets which were grabbed from him after his death, adding that a trend had been set in the country where any leader is deemed corrupt even if they were genuine in their dealings.

Prof Luo said the persecution of the leaders was too much and that it had been the case from the Kaunda days to date.

“Nowadays, professional people don’t want to get into politics because people are scared of being dented due to the mudslinging involved,” she said.

Prof Luo said President Chiluba had property he acquired which the children needed to benefit but unfortunately the government grabbed everything from the family and that a bad spirit had been sown and that it was not healthy for the nation.

Prof Luo said such persecutions were painting a bad image of the country in the eyes of foreign countries who would think every Zambian leader was corrupt and that there was a bad narrative that Zambians could not have money except foreigners.

Prof Luo urged the powers that be to consider giving the property to the Chiluba family because he did a lot for the nation.

FTJ Chiluba;s family at his burial site
FTJ Chiluba;s family at his burial site

Family members revealed that the state claimed that the properties were forfeited because Dr Chiluba did not claim the property. Dr Chiluba’s children Darlington and Kaindu who are part of the administrators, said the move by the state was wrong because the former head of State claimed the property. He claimed the property and a judge granted him but the state appealed long after he had died, Kaunda and Darlington Chiluba said.

They revealed that the ACC waited until Dr Chiluba died before commencing legal proceedings on account that he had not claimed the property in good time therefore creating an impression that they were property acquired through proceeds of crime.

The Chiluba family indicated that it was shocking that the investigative wings acted maliciously as they waited for the patriarch who was cleared of all charges to die for them to appeal to the Supreme Court which overturned the initial judgment.

Family representatives said the family would appeal using other means despite the ruling by the Supreme Court.

In 2017 the court forfeited properties valued at over K40 million belonging to Dr Chiluba, on grounds that he had not claimed his seized property on time.

At the time of the forfeiture, the rentals accrued amounted to over K14 million of which, over K4 million was in the Kwacha account while over $1.2 million was in the Dollar account.

In 2002, the ACC instituted investigations into suspected corruption in the manner Tedworth Properties Incorporation Limited, a company incorporated in Panama, acquired properties in Zambia.

The property acquired by Tedworth Properties which was linked to the former head of State were Plot No. 4828, Alberg Court, located along Addis Ababa Drive, Longacres, Lusaka which also comprises 21 residential flats.

Others were Plot No. F/488a/26/C, Horizon House, located along Leopards Hill Road, in Kabulonga, Plot No. F/488a/26/D, Chibote House, located along Leopards Hill Road, in Kabulonga in Lusaka.

But Dr Chiluba made a claim on those assets and won the matter in 2010. The judge was displeased that the TFC failed to account for rentals and transferred management of those assets to the Bank of Zambia under suspicious circumstances.

But the two administrators said the judgments found that no government funds were used in the purchase of those assets and it’s for this and other reasons the family would continue to pursue the matter.

The family indicated that the appeal was done in the most heinous way, while the family was grieving as they waited for him to die and took vengeance on an estate.

The administrators also stated that although the appeal was heard by a quorum of Chief Justice Irene Mambilima, Judges Royda Kaoma and Evans Hamaundu, Judge Jones Chinyama; who was part of the quorum when the judgment was delivered, was not among the judges that heard the appeal.

36 COMMENTS

  1. Imagine this woman would have been vice president. And she champions theft and corruption.

    Chiluba was a common thief. Lungu was worse.

    I am so happy the courts wanted until the corrupt regime was kicked out before finalising this case.

    The ACC should accelerate pace of investigations so that we can jail those that stole in PF. We will need to build more prisons.

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  2. The matter was appealed when the PF was in power and you were a minister in the PF government. Why did the PF government go ahead with the appeal process? Any way ,dont worry Bally and FTJ were birds of a feather. Let all members of FTJ family join UPND and all their problems will be things of 2021

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  3. Just softening people’s minds, so that when the Crooked Widow swindling Lawyer has his illegally acquired properties repossessed, Luo can climb the mountains & cry “BUT YOU RETURNED F.J.T’s illicitly acquired properties”.
    You see how these tu Piyefu m0nk3ys in the maize field behave?
    Zero Shame, from the same Gangsters that promised to lock up H.H on imaginary crimes, saying “umulandu taubola”

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  4. Just s0ftening people’s minds, s0 that when the Cr00ked Wid0w swindling [email protected] has all his illegally acquired pr0perties repossesed, properties & wealth that we know were gained via the fertiliser scam, Mukula & other thefts, Luo who benefitted from these same P.F’s illegalities can climb the mountain tops & cry “BUT YOU RETURNED F.J.T’s illicitly acquired properties, give James on his back”.
    You see how these tu Piyefu m0nk3ys in the maize field behave?
    Zero Shame, from the same Gangsters that promised to lock up H.H on imaginary crimes, saying “umulandu taubola”

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  5. Disgraceful!!!!! Somebody who wanted to vie for the position of vice president now supporting crooks and thieves and circumventing the decisions of those who fought for the people of zambia to get back all the stolen assets of the same people. It takes a thief to know a thief. So happy this bum never got voted in and that the same public whose assets she wants to be giving back to a thieving family are the same people who sent her packing into the annals of history.

  6. This should send signal to leaders
    That wealth accumulated wrongly
    Does not benefit even himself nor
    His family. How can courts be on
    Wrong side and Professor is undermining our courts.

  7. Well, if it was proved beyond any reasonable doubt that those properties were acquired using public resources, sorry the state has to continue keeping them till they are sold and funds deposited into the national coffers. We know today’s leaders are laundering their stolen assets by putting them in other people’s names

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  8. Disgusting treatment of a man who contributed alot to our democracy. This has hh written all over it. Can they also grab hh choma farm which he stole. People are jealous of success in zambia. Very sad

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  9. So ACC are implying the late chiluba wasn’t getting a salary for all his assets to be seized?
    That’s what happens when you have questionably qualified people fighting graft.

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  10. You can not just become millionaire with out proven track of funds……….

    Especially if you had excess to GRZ power and money , ………..

    On top of that you were stone broke before you came into GRZ………..

    If you can not prove the source of the money…..its deemed corruption or theft.

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  11. If I was his son, I would just go and hide in shame. Chiluba was found to have defrauded the Zambian people in a UK court. Just because RB let him go does not mean that he was not a thief. There are good things that he did, yes, but he had sticky fingers too.

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  12. No shame at all…she knows why properties were grabbed from that for lack of a better word THIEF …she was in PF govt why didnt you return the properties, these people like Luo respect no laws, this awful woman is one of the many reasons PF lost the elections.

  13. This is why ACC needs to follow up on everyone that stole because in 5 years time…they will say they never did any wrong.

  14. FTJ’s estate needs to forfeit more assets back to the state.
    We all know that RB made sure FTJ Chilubas cases were dropped in exchange for the Bemba vote.
    FTJ was the most corrupt president in Zambia until ECL took over the title.

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  15. Leaders have appetite to accumulate wealth
    They never live to enjoy.Look at former presidents?Not even their wives and children.

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  16. Property will be grabbed based on available evidence, Institutions that are charged with certain responsibilities should not be swayed by family sentiments. A crime is a crime, law is law. This professor crying on behalf of her family must just sit down

  17. I have been so wrong about so many things. I used to think that talking authoritatively without knowing the facts was only for the unschooled and the great unwashed. Isn’t it tragic?

  18. Zambians forgets easily I have lived in all resumes, KK was evil all that is forgotten, we were lined up on the streets when visited town. FTJ brought corruption and sold all public assets all the is forgotten. Even what Lungu has done will also be forgotten

  19. Proceeds of crime, Dr Luo. Criminals shouldnever be rewarded juts because your party, PF, normalised lawlessness and criminality. It is a shame that journalists would continue to call you professor, when you’re no longer a professor. Chiluba was a huge disappoitment and betrayed us at a time we needed a leader, not an impostor. Zambia lost direction and what we face now are mostly because of his mess ups and opening of the door to abuse of office and destruction of the governance system. You, Dr LUo, should feel ashamed of yourself.

  20. The courts decided and Zambian voters also decided to kick out these corrupt PF clumps of sheep droppings.BOTH CASES are CLOSED.

  21. The man was a thief and died with a thief tag.
    The widow has business partnerships with a Finn whom she promised to give him $8million.
    Zambia too POOR where did that Bragg Regina (mhsrp) got millions which she couldn’t pump in for mother Zed????

  22. TASILA are you watching????? The same will happen to Chagwa’s Family.
    Where did Chiluba get all that Money?
    The same will be asked of Lungu’s Suspicious Wealth.
    There’s always a day of reckoning

  23. why now1 ALL THE YEARS SHE STAYED IN MMD AND PF SHE NEVER SAID THAT1 SHE WAS SET AS RUNNING MATE AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGNING BUT NEVER SAID WHAT SHE IS SAYING TODAY . BA MWANKOLE1 IF YOU STOLETHE NATIONAL RESOURRCES AND YOU HAPPEN TO BE IDENTIFIED YOUR PROPERTY SHALL BE GRABBED . REMEMBER IT IS ZERO TOLERANCE TO CORRUPTION . SO LUO JUST POSSITION YOURSELF IF YOU HAD STOLEN TOO

  24. why now1 ALL THE YEARS SHE STAYED IN MMD AND PF SHE NEVER SAID THAT1 SHE WAS SET AS RUNNING MATE AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGNING BUT NEVER SAID WHAT SHE IS SAYING TODAY . BA MWANKOLE1 IF YOU STOLETHE NATIONAL RESOURRCES AND YOU HAPPEN TO BE IDENTIFIED YOUR PROPERTY SHALL BE GRABBED . REMEMBER IT IS ZERO TOLERANCE TO CORRUPTION . SO LUO JUST POSSITION YOURSELF IF YOU HAD STOLEN TOO

  25. Am back in 2022, Happy New Year everyone.
    The New Dawn government is allergic to corruption and recovery of all assets acquired through corruption is top of this government. Thieves and their sympathisers have already began to cry. Next Kaiser Zezulu assets ill-gotten both in Zambia and Dubai to be targeted for state recovery, then civil cases from all those Zambians he beat up, threatened to shoot and those he evicted from their homes. “Umulandu ta ubola, ask Chama and Kampyongo.

  26. Day light thefts. Too greedy to amass such wealth all for one family. In a poverty ridden Africa. Forfeit the all lot.

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