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Lubinda charged and arrested for being in possession suspected property and dollars in different accounts

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged and arrested Patriotic Front Acting president Given Lubinda on five (5) counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

His Lawyer Jonas Zimba has confirmed that this relates to a house in Kingsland City, the second relating to $100,000, the third relating to $50,000 and another relating to $80,000 among others found in different bank accounts.

Mr Zimba said that Mr Lubinda has been released on police bond after about 3 hours of interrogation and will appear in court on 21st March, 2022.

And speaking to journalists after his release, Mr Lubinda said that the UPND leadership is hypocritical, which he said re-echos former President Edgar Lungu’s statement last Friday.

Mr Lubinda said he is happy that the UPND is now arresting people it alleges of having stolen, including himself, which gives them an opportunity to acquit themselves in court.

He said the behaviour of going around brandishing innocent people to be thieves must come to a stop and those suspected to have committed offences must be presented to law enforcement agencies and be prosecuted.

“Instead of going around calling people thieves, it is good that the UPND has finally arrested me, this will give me an opportunity to exonerate myself and clear my name in a competent court of jurisdiction. I am also very happy that President Hakainde has heeded to my challenge to arrest all of us he is accusing of being thieves so we can see if he can prove his allegations,” Mr Lubinda said.

45 COMMENTS

  1. Time for my popcorns & soda.
    Only in Zambia do politicians become millionaires while entrepreneurs remain poppers.

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  2. Poppers = Paupers kikikiki
    Yes good news indeed but unfortuanately will amount to nothing
    his tracks are well covered

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  3. Where is Kingsland City? In the Ukraine? In the British Isles? In Oklahoma? Also another question reporters must answer Is having dollars in a bank account a crime in Zambia? Don’t just repeat or copy and paste accusations or charges: Explain why he has been arrested. Ask the arresting officer or Lubinda himself

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  4. Another nail in the Patriotic Front Hall of Corruption & Theft Infamy .Yet they lied to us they were “allergic to corruption” in 2011.

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  5. This is what lungu called hypocrisy………..

    Being urged to emulate RB on forgiveness and unity while the PF are being pursed for corruption………….

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  6. When you say something has been stolen it means you had a certain number and it has either all disappeared or reduced. Theres no doubt that there’s corruption in government including UPND government. What is helpful to Zambians is the fight against corruption should start with reconciliations of records to establish how money moved and who got it. This exercise can be done in a month atmost even less. Is it difficulty for UPND to show the Mukula transactions and other corruption they link PF to. Its now almost 1 year they have been in government without producing any evidence of theft by PF. Whats the reason? They eat together, simple. Then come out pointing fingers at each other. 3 months in government UPND started with fertiliser procurement scandle. Only if you want to die of BP can…

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  7. To the PF the UPND is being ‘hypocritical’ because the UPND government is calling for unity among it’s citizens but it’s not intervening with ongoing ‘suspected criminal’ investigations to have them stopped against those in the previous PF led government! PF hoped that their misdeeds would be swept under the carpets by the New Dawn administration and life would go on as per PF play book!

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  8. And this is the person lungu put as minister of justice …………..

    No clue of the law and neck deep in corruption himself…………

    No wounder the judiciary was a mockery under the lungu regime………

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  9. Lungu azilila chabe for not eating everything mwibala. Anyway he has left family representatives like the one who fenced off a state forest to continue the chawing

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  10. I hope you ACC have a water tight case here as this guy was running a very well known bar in Chilenje or Kabwata before he joined politics…I am not saying he was rich just that it is easy for him to prove his source of income given that these were cash businesses.

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  11. After August 12, Mwila warned you guys that most of you (PFs) will be arrested. You won’t remove that thief tag. Ask Chiluba (MHSRP) hell

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  12. Look at the headline
    Lubinda charged and arrested for being in possession suspected property and dollars in different accounts

  13. Circus will never end in Zambia. I wonder who we think we are fooling here. This political game should stop so that we concentrate on important things.

  14. I see this as another case of finishing in a dry pond. Bally has unexplained wealth and yet BPS keep on chorusing that he’s rich and if there’s any wrong doing arrest him and take him to court. White collar crime has proven to be difficult to investigate and the reason FIC hasn’t convicted anyone. Zayelo will be acquitted if they decide to take him to court.

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  15. Ine, I still question how he got the rubbish collection tender for Kabwata constituency when he was MP of the same and LCC lost out.

  16. A person who saved as MP for 20 years and also as minister for 10 years, in addition to running his own businesses can fail to have that much money? Also, who keeps stolen money in bank accounts?

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  17. Ku Zambia nakwena, buying a house at $80000 or $100,000 and holding money in different accounts mulamdu. Awe kwena bwafye sana. Ati arrest him he brought it house at $80000 in kings land and he has dollars in different accounts, why busy searching people’s accounts instead of developing the country?

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  18. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    A leopard does not change its colures……

    We all remember lubinda corruptly getting a scholarship for his daughter that was meant for poor families

  19. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story…….

    We remember his corruption in giving his daughter russian sponsorship meant for a poor student…….

     

  20. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story…….

    We remember his corruption in giving his daughter a sponsorship to Moscow meant for a poor student…….

     

  21. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story…….

    We remember his crookedness in giving his child a studentship to Moscow meant for a poor student…….

     

  22. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story

     

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  23. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story

    Like the sponsorship meant for a poor student to USSR…

     

  24. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story

    Like giving his daughter a studentship meant for less well-off student

     

  25. #11.1  Ruth rideth West 
    March 22, 2022 At 12:39 am

    “He hasn’t been convicted yet so why are you treating him as if he is guilty?..”

    His track record tells a different story

    Like-giving-his-daughter-a-studentship meant-for-less-well-off-student-to-russia

     

  26. Does it mean some bloggers lack basic understanding of the law?
    In Zambia, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction.
    So why call someone a thief who is yet to be tried in a court of law?
    How many cases has ACC successfully prosecuted?
    Filiokotuleya!

  27. This is very good as it will give Lubinda an opportunity to vindicate himself and fulfill what he told President HH to prosecute those suspected of involvement in plunder

  28. The amount of money mentioned doesn’t sound a lot. I think there were proper, bigger thieves in PF than Lubinda. I don’t know the man personally but his public track record doesn’t show like he’s the kind of a thief that he’s being accused of. We wait and see I guess.

  29. LT ………..

    Why are you blocking the word scho.lar.ship
    Associated with lubindas name ????

    Could it be to do with one to rua.ss.ia ??

  30. Those complaining about lubinda being called theif before he is convicted……..

    Should know that in the school of public opinion , past track recored determines perception, especially for public officials……..

    In this case lubindas , who has a past record of corrupt practices……….

  31. The Nation is buck in UNIP days where you maybe found with a wheelbarrow they have to start questioning you as where you got money from!

  32. Its nit a crime to buy or won property neither is it a crime to maintain a dollar account…when the state comes knocking just produce the source they will let you go…indeed if bar business brings in those sums of money he could have shown the state his stock taking sheets and sales…even added the gratuity he has gotten from Parliament, plus his allowances and salary as minister….if this can cover the over half a million dollars in the zed economy nothing would have happened

  33. The money involved is just to little to arrest someone who has been serving as a minister and MP for almost 10yrs. This is may not turn out well for ACC, just adding up his emoluments from the time he started serving and probably running some business, that man can afford to have that amount of money at his disposal.

  34. When Sata became president he brandished HH’s account(s) in public for no apparent reason and outspoken souls spoke out. against it. But today HH is doing exactly the same thing parading PF’s president account in the open (Through his ACC ). HH is on record saying that people must not be vilified for being entrepreneurs and being rich. HH himself is now heard of state with all those dollar accounts. What a m I missing here? Is it now right for HH through his ACC to publicly display his colleagues Bank accounts in public. Is holding a dollar account criminal in Zambia? Just wondering!

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