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Money Laundering versus Moral Laundering

Columns Money Laundering versus Moral Laundering

Wynter M. Kabimba SC ODS. Economic Front Party PRESIDENT

The Forbidden Fruit is a true story of a secret love affair between Anne Murphy, an American young lady and Eamon Casey who was at the time the bishop of Galway in the United States. In this love relationship, the bishop fathered a son in breach of the doctrine of celibacy which has been the foundation of the Catholic Church for centuries. When Anne told the world after 18 years of covering up the secret affair, the bishop resigned his position in the church.

The secret love story between former President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky which went public across the world led to the impeachment of Clinton and brought immeasurable shame on the president and his family. These are but two examples out of many scandals which have raised the question of the sanctity of morals for those holding public office. This is not to say that those occupying public office are saints or angels but that moral transgression in public office has and should have consequences.

In 2019, former President Edgar Lungu an avid Christian believer dropped the then minister of education David Mabumba whose pornographic video had gone viral on social media. Lungu’s action was swift as the nation saw the minister fired the same day with no unnecessary debate as to whether or not Mabumba was a victim of the devil. Last week the country awoke to serialized viral videos of a woman fondling her private parts and masterbating using a banana fruit as a vibrator. The videos sparked debate about her identity.

However, various comments finally settled the identity question. The lady was Mary Chirwa the all-powerful Director-General of the Drug Enforcement Commission, a state security agency which is charged with the responsibility of investigating money laundering offences not only in Zambia but also in collaboration with other jurisdictions. The DEC Director General is appointed by the President of Zambia under the constitution and Mary Chirwa was appointed and sworn in by HH, a fervent member of the seventh Day Adventist church.

A blog which gave the DG the right to be heard ran an article which quoted her as saying “I’m broken, I can’t speak.’’ She did not offer an explanation for her devastation or dispute her identity in the videos. While featuring on the Hot-FM programme, the president’s press aid preferred HH’s reflections in the matter. It was to the effect that Mary Chirwa should remain focused on her job. Again her identity was not in dispute. This was horrifying, coming from the president who is famed for piety and a man not guilty of any social sins committed by ordinary mortals.

In defence of feminism, Nellie Mutti who is speaker of the National Assembly took refuge in religiosity when the matter was raised in parliament “He who has not sinned or fondled himself, let him cast the first stone,’’ she said. She forgot or was blinded by her support to appreciate the fact that Mary Chirwa is not an ordinary person like the adulterous woman in the Bible. If Bishop Casey, Bill Clinton David Mabumba or Mary Chirwa were of pedestrian stock, society would have easily look the other way. But they are not, and hence the onerous duty placed on them to uphold high moral standards in the public offices they serve. Mary Chirwa will henceforth not command the respect and confidence of the public she is appointed to serve to fight vices of money laundering, except with HH, unless she first launders her corrupted morals.

20 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Kabimba sir, talking morals just wow. We have not forgotten how you sir and hordes of regalia clad thugs stormed ACC offices when you were called for an interview, you laughed at the shivering officers today you have morals SMH. You have forgotten how the whole country celebrated your dismissal. Late Sata’s body (MHSRIP) wasn’t even cold and you and Fred were jostling for power only to be outgangstered by the Lulu clique of thieves

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  2. The only difference between Kabimba, and everyone else is that their secret life has been exposed. If the secret life and thought life of everyone here was exposed, no one would be even saying anything.
    Even if she wasn’t fondling herself and was with her husband it would have been a scandal. If any of us here who are married where to be filmed with our wives or husbands we would be scandalised.
    Indeed, let the one who has not sinned throw the first stone.
    Hypocrites!

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  3. The only difference between Ms Chirwa, and Kabimba as well as everyone else is that their secret life has been exposed. If the secret life and thought life of everyone here was exposed, no one would be even saying anything.
    Even if she wasn’t fondling herself and was with her husband it would have been a scandal. If any of us here who are married where to be filmed with our wives or husbands we would be scandalised.
    Indeed, let the one who has not sinned throw the first stone.
    Hypocrites!

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  4. Though I am of the diderot that says she should resign…………..

    The delay by the president in taking action points to the enemies of anti corruption as being responsible for releasing this private video………..

    Dismissing Mary chirwa would be giving the theives responsible for the expose’ one over GRZ………….

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  5. Though I dont see how she can carryone………..

    She is is being advised to be resolute and steadfast and not be defeated by the theives………..

    If it is proven to be dirty tricks……..

    This could backfire on those responsible as a more determined Mary chirwa emerges…….

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  6. It does not matter who has exposed a felony. Your own wife, brother, sister or husband can be a whistleblower at any time. While to others this is betrayal, typical Juda Iscariotism, others will be celebrating such snitching on people.
    If the opposition allegedly leaked the video, does it make it less authentic? Fight others for money laundering means you must be prepared NOT to launder money or morals yourself.
    A corrupt mind is immoral. Unethical behaviour is corruption or rottenness.

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  7. What marry chirwa foes in the privacy of her bed room is her business,……….

    The person or people who exposed her are as guilty as they get,………

    Marry chriwa did not go out to expose herself………….

    Just like some one filming you having sex with your wife or you musterbating then leaks the video to the public………

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  8. Does this EFF party really exist? I doubt, because if it was a serious party it was going to be discussing bread and butter issues. And that is the difference with Sean Tembo, whilst Sean is loud, wild and also without any party to talk about like Winter, he puts up reasonable bread and butter economic arguments, sometimes even offering alternatives.

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  9. SEER-1 of ZAMBIA expose some so that the doubting thomas must know.Actually this is a true picture of how bad our morals are and this is what is happening behind the scene in these people holding public offices and God is about to expose big big things that will shame some people.Zambia is for Jesus and any one holding public office and secretly doing evil things they will be exposed.By fire and by force………..

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