By Gregory Chifire
Open Letter to President Hakainde Hichilema
This week I wish to address you on a matter that I feel needs you to seriously crack a whip. A lot of things are done in your name and some of us that know the truth feel sad. We laboured and put our lives and those of our families in danger in order to root out the criminality that was taking route in our society. We did not do that in order to just change the colour of criminality from green to red, no! We did it because we believed and still believe in you for a crime free Zambia. A corruption free Zambia. Mr. President, you have the opportunity to do it. Zambians still love you, still believe in you.
Mr. President, there is a matter concerning one Vinod Sadhu who has been on an Interpol wanted list. This man and his son named Uddit Sadhu arrived in Zambia on 18 September 2022 through the KKIA, known top UPND officials received him and offered him VIP treatment under official Statehouse Protocol.
On 29 September, 2022, the Police arrest Vinod and his son Uddit together with a named UPND official,Malikani Chifunda and detain them at Chelstone Police Station
On 29 September 2022, a known senior UPND official, in the company of other party officials stormed Chelstone Police Station at dawn and ordered the immediate release of the trio and further made an order for the arrest and detaintion of the police officers that arrested Sadhu and his son. The officers were remanded in custody on 29 September 2022.
The whereabouts of Sadhu and his son are not known, but are believed to be under the protection of the known senior UPND and Statehouse officials. The police has been prevented from carrying out its duty by these known officials.
A few days ago, Uddit Sadhu was spotted driving a black Mercedes Benz in the streets of Lusaka. Sadhu is facing charges of forgery and uttering false documents and possible money laundering. It is disheartening that Sadhu is committing these acts in conivance with some officers of the State, including some at the Ministry of Justice.
In the event that you don’t have full details, I am ready to avail the details to you. Suffice to state that, so far, Sadhu has received about K114,650,000, money belonging to the Estate of the late John Kalenga. Efforts to stop the Ministry of Justice to continue paying Sadhu have proved futile. The said payments are made directly from the Ministry of Justice into Sadhu’s Swiss bank account.
On my part, Mr. President, I did my bit as a law abiding citizen by engaging relevant officials at the time when the arrest of Sadhu happened in order to ensure that just is done, but nothing has happened.
We are anxiously waiting to see that the right thing is done.
Sincerely yours I remain in national service.
These upnd chaps just a year in office and such is happening! What will become of Zambia by the time it’s 2026! And yet they are busy calling others thieves without shame..At the ministry of health issues also and yet the president is mute. So this fight against corruption is just a lip service, Just focusing to fix the opposition, while your very own are involved in serious corruption 100 million kwacha is a lot of money Shameful
Your head is on the guillotine,Gregg.
No one commits a crime when the State apparatus is on their side. That’s why tables turned on those Chelstone policemen.
WHY ARE YOU NOT REPORTING TO PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICERS, POLICE FORCE HQS OR IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT?? YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO STOP WHAT HE IS DOING TO ATTEND TO YOUR STORY? WHO ARE YOU? OTHER GOVT WINGS CAN HANDLE THIS.
I can also blame him. He knew and knows the craftiness of certain people but still campaigned for them. And even in his letter he says he still trusts the man as if these happenings do not have his blessings
Boss ba William, you sound like you are indirectly defending your colleagues. Chifire has enough experience & he knows what he is talking about.
Please don’t defend criminality which we fought by ushering you into office
I always say only a phool can trust a politician. Someone could have been arrested for the privatization fiasco but because powerful politicians were involved, him and others who have left the public eye are free to dare anyone.
Zambia lost the opportunity to have an honest government in 2001 when we failed to dislodge the MMD. The opposition then had real honest leaders and membership.
Right now I do not see hope for this country
If you have a valid point and want to be heard do not mix sense with nonsense.
Are you telling me the Government can fail to arrest a person in the opposition for stealing Privatization because he is powerful??! Are you kidding me!!
But the same Government arrests him for a road traffic incident involving the president
Don’t compare two scenarios.
Zambia lost the opportunity to have a decent and honest leadership in 2001 when we failed to dislodge the MMD from power. The current politicians are just chameleons and do not give any hope to this country,
While Lungu and his gang were go free careless gallivanting gangs, the current guys are a calculating and manipulative mafiaso.
Mr,Chifire.we would have apreciated some names of the UPND involved and the policemen overturned because it seems you are ready to testify in court
Don’t be naive…..he has actually mentioned two names.
William Banda people are quite even when they have information because all the relevant authorities are run by UPND sympathies.No action is taken and The President is the appointing authority.This is not the change most majority Zambians wanted
AND ALSO SYLVIA MASEBO CORUPT TENDER WITH THE SOUTHAFRICAN..UPND GUYS DONT FORGET THAT YO TIME IN POWER SHALL COME TO PASS ONE DAY LIKE IT HAS HAPPENED FOR MANY OTHERS B4 U. TO AVOID PROBLEMS ATTEND TO THESE CORUPT MATTERS NOW PLIZ.
You think this guy will leave office peacefully…… look at the Kwacha Kabushi fiasco. He will definitely change the constitution to change the presidential tenure. Just wait and see.
WHICH POLICE WILL ARREST HIM? NOT THE CURRENT COMPROMISED ONE, NEVER. HAD HE BEEN A GUEST OF THE OPPOSITION, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN HOW THE SNR ZP SWINGS INTO ACTION. AM SURE DEC WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED TOO. BUT ONLY TIME WILL TELL.
Surprising non of the Upnd members admit that the ZP was under PF were unprofessional but under Upnd they not only unprofessional but everything negative.
Hahaha we warned you about voting on tribal lines and overambitious lies. Look at you now. It’s like farting in your blankets and then wondering why it is smelling
Deja Vu (6.1) …..”a named UPND official Malikani Chifunda” is not a statement,moron.It is hearsay.Which other one is mentioned?I have constantly advised you to upgrade.Comprehension is very difficult for you
Morning Moron…..hearsay that is what PF used to tell us. Upgrade to what? My friend you are far behind in everything especially logic.
Out of curiosity, did anyone else here know of this story before Gregory wrote? Wondering why it did not make news. It has taken courage to expose this story, but I am wondering why Chifire would not mention the names of the UPND officials. Also, what are the two Indians wanted for since they are on interpol list? And how is it that they (foreigners) are receiving money from someone’s estate? And why is the money coming from the ministry of justice? Asking out of concern, lets have some solid debate. Diggers should interview this man and put the story into perspective.
@Chiza Chirwa, you have a valid point on your questions. Unfortunately Zambian Journalism does not know how to ask those question to get the information right. In Zambia now anyone with a Smartphone and a Tripod stand for Phone holder is a journalist. Bwafya and very embarrassing ku mwesu, But if this story is true it is very sad to read that we are still going through what we voted out for.
@Chiza Chirwa, You ask all the right questions. God bless you man.
Chifire we need to know both sides of the story before taking any action. It might be that this john Kalenga was owing this Sandhu guy all this money which now the estate is trying to avoid paying. How did the situation get to this? There are a lot of missing gaps here and therefore we don’t expect the state to take any action.
The problem I see in all similar cases is that there is always political interference in the wirk of investigating wings. We have recently seen many serious cases beibg covered by Authorities. We had a case of that Minister who went to collect a khaki envelioeenvelope at a Quarry; issue of Mary Nkonde and the Fertilizer scandals shamelessly i?bored. Before people mentioned reaçt, official spokesperson answers on their behalf. Others urge the President to ignore because he is busy working on job creation programs. The latest Ministry of Heath scandal is abither example.
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