Tuesday, July 23, 2024

GBM quizzed over $7 million dollars deal

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The Joint Investigations Team has recorded a warn and caution statement from Patriotic Front member Geoffrey Mwamba aged 63 of New Kasama, for the offence of Conflict of Interest Contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said it is further alleged that Mr. Mwamba was in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime Contrary to Section 71 of the forfeiture of proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010.

He said Mr. Mwamba has further been warned and cautioned for the offence of Fraudulent False Accounting Contrary to Section 326 of the Penal Code Act Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

This is in relation to various contracts awarded to a company known as Curzon Global Limited by the Ministry of Defence in 2013 when he was Minister of Defence amounting to US$7.1 million where he allegedly had an interest.

And Mr. Hamoonga said the investigations team has warned and cautioned Mr. Adolphus Mubanga aged 58 of Makeni, in Lusaka, a country representative for Curzon Global Limited for the offence of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of Crime Contrary to the laws of Zambia.

The interrogation at Ministry of Home Affairs lasted more than Seven (7) hours from around 09:00 hours .

And immediately after the interrogation, Mr Mwamba expressed shock at how he was interrogated in the matter he is not aware of.

Mr Mwamba told Journalists that he was showed documents which did not have his signature.

The former Defence Minister added that he ready to be arrested and face his accusers in the Courts of Law.

Mr Mwamba said he knows too well that the matter will not go anywhere once taken to Court because he is innocent.

24 COMMENTS

  1. 2013?
    The ACC are enemies of HH
    It’s either they want to embarrass HH or they have nothing to do.
    Just dissolve the thing.

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  2. And all these arrests and investigations no one has been sent to jail….no one will be sent to jail just wasting tax payers money

  3. Now I see why smart Thomas Dickson Madandaulo Mtine resisted many overtures from KK and FTJ for him to join politics. If you’re in business don’t do politics for whatever you do will be considered a crime. It seems it’s a serious error of judgement to be in business and politics at the same time. GBM didn’t behave well at the Ministry of Defense. He has now an opportunity to clear his name. I doubt if this investigation was going to materialize had he remained in the Up and Down Part

  4. The main problem the corrupt PF and the clique financiers are facing is…………

    Their wealth has no or very little tax records…………

    They thought PF power will last forever and were too brazen to bother about tax accountability……….

    ZRA can be used to totally obliterate PF and clique of theives………..starting from the caders with unexplained wealth , all the way to those who were buying helicopters.

    Towards the end , many of them tried to cover their tracks with late corrupt accounting, but this can be torn apart………

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  5. I think the New Dawn Government has lost the fight against corruption and plunder allegedly committed by the fallen PF regime. They were too slow. The criminals seemed to have covered their tracks very well. They should have emulated what Mwanawasa did just after taking over power, he had Chiluba’s immunity removed. I foresee the UPND government ruling this country for only 1 term. Nipano tuli. Corruption is one of the main reasons we voted PF out. These nolles that have started, kaya mwandi……………

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  6. WHETHER ANY ONE IS PROSECUTED OR NOT
    IT’S IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND THE POPULUOS WILL SEE AND UNDERSTAND THE DAMAGE THAT PF PARTY DID
    ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN

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  7. Now we all know why this half of the Obese Brothers has been so quiet since August 12 last year. And yes Stup!d KZ, the economy needs fixing after YOU and your totally incompetent Edgar China Lungu raided the coffers, sold us out to the Chinese and brought us on the brink of bankruptcy. So if I was you I would be VERY QUIET and HIDE under a HEAVY STONE!

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  8. These are the people that used to sell Mukula to chinese with Tasila and also supply Zesco with imported electricity poles at three times the price.

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  9. This is in relation to various contracts awarded to a company known as Curzon Global Limited by the Ministry of Defence in 2013 when he was Minister of Defence amounting to US$7.1 million where he allegedly had an interest. AND HH PICKED HIM AS HIS RUNNING MATE. AND HE WOULD HAVE ENDED UP BEING OUR VICE PRESIDENT. OR IF HE HAD NOT ABANDONED UPND WE WERE NOT GOING TO KNOW ABOUT THIS DEAL. OR IF FELIX MUTATI HAD STUCK TO PF RAE HAMOONGA WOULD BE MAKING STATEMENTS ON FELIX
    THIS NONSENSE

  10. All I can tell you is that thieves were smarter from 2016 onwards, if this case is truly from 2013, GBM could be found wanting.

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  11. Is this witch hunt or fight against corruption? Let not forget that this is same GBM who was HH’s running mate not long ago. If HH had won elections with GBM as running mate, was he going to be investigated or let alone be dropped to pave way for investigations? Do you mean Felix Mutati and other former PF sympathisers now in UPND are very clean?

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  12. Thieves have become arrogant in Zambia. As of today, all thieves appear to have the courage to rubbish off all government attempts to arrest them as they investigate them. Convictions will follow and part of the thieves will begin to condemn government actions. However, Zambians want their assets and money back and will rightly demand so. Crime has no time limitation, 2013 is 9 years back when Zambians were told by GBM ‘Nimpiya shaba noko’

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  13. SOMEONE CANT KEEP QUIET AS THEY ARE PAID TO BLOG NEGATIVES ON HERE
    SURELY EVERYONE HAS NOTICE THIS
    BETTER SPEWING GARBAGE ON HERE THAN IN THE STREETS

  14. What happened, on May 14, 2013. Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba is alleged to have appeared at KK International airport with huge bags containing elephant tusks and in his usual rough but uninformed manner thought that since he has a diplomatic passport, he could just pass anything at the airport. ZAWA and OP officers refused to be intimidated and confiscated the tusks worth $140 000. Mwamba, sensing possible embarrassment, cancelled his journey to China and the next day went to Kasama to for peace talks with chiefs.
    The elephant tusks were taken to ZAWA offices in Chilanga.

  15. I recall this Fat Albert and Fat Chimbwili Kashimba advising voters in the North that if HH comes into power, “tukakakwa”. Mu nyelile cwale masholi tuni.

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  16. When Fat Albert crossed over to Upnd, these allegations were brought up by various stake holders. I have looked into the archives and I see Upnd cohorts defending FA almost with their lives. At that time it wasn’t wrong so how has it become wrong now. Lack of consistency and greed for political expediency has always been our undoing. If people were honest we wouldn’t be ending up with chaps like Lungu or HH as our president. Don’t be surprised if one day Tayali becomes one.

  17. President Kagame’s visit to Livingstone reminded many Zambians on the sad history of genocide in Rwanda. Vital analysis on Rwandan history revolves around the build-up of hatred by Hutus vs Tutsis that led to genocide. The Zambian phenomenon of CORRPTION allegations is sliding toward tribal bias. But GBM was once a close ally of HH when the 2 men shared vital data on their wealth. When Kajoba finally takes GBM to Court, Zambians will learn a lot of explosive data on how both GBM & HH earned their wealth. Some villagers in Namwala are watching.

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  18. He thought when he was confiding in HH how he makes the money he donated to UPND his secret would be safe. HH has now squealed and set the ACC on him.

  19. The ACC,FIC and DEC do not have the capacity to prosecute white collar crimes. This is a futile exercise and just trying to appease HH. So far no one has been successfully prosecuted while these people are drawing huge salaries.

  20. Arrest both fatties, this one and that kambwili chap. Money recovered should find its way bk in the treasury.I will keep watch on that uk imposter.

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