Former President Edgar Lungu’s son and daughter in law arrested for possession of suspected proceeds of crime

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Zambia's President Edgar Lungu

Former Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s son, Daliso Lungu, and his wife, Matildah Milinga, have been apprehended and charged by the police for the offense of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. According to Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, the couple, both aged 36, are directors of a company called Saloid Traders Limited.

Hamoonga stated that Saloid Traders Limited owns a total of 48 motor vehicles with an estimated value of approximately K23 million. Additionally, the company possesses fixed assets valued at K12.8 million, as well as K25 million suspected to be proceeds of criminal activities.

Further elaborating on the matter, Hamoonga revealed that Daliso Lungu, as an individual, has been arrested and charged for the offense of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. The charges are related to his possession of 21 motor vehicles with an estimated value of about K1.5 million and fixed assets valued at K31.5 million, all registered under his name.

Hamoonga went on to explain that Daliso Lungu has also been arrested and charged with money laundering. The charges stem from the alleged deposit of over K23.9 million into the Saloid Traders Limited account, which is held at ZANACO Cairo Business Centre Lusaka Branch. The transactions are said to have occurred between September 1, 2017, and January 2022 in Lusaka.

Both Daliso Lungu and Matildah Milinga have been released on police bond pending their court appearance. The exact date of their court hearing is yet to be announced.

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  1. Meanwhile the extravagance we saw at miyanda hichilemas wedding ( including elephants as gifts) is seen as okay because she is a hichilema. To them only hh can be rich. Fuseke

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    • Tonga’s are here to clean up. We will lock up thieves from Northern & Eastern Provinces. Tonga’s are the cleanest, hard working and decent and smart people in Zambia. Frankly, Harry Nkhubula or Maiza Chona should have been the first President Of Zambia, but Bemba’s and Ngoni’s robbed them. If you don’t like my post or comments, close your eyes or don”t come to Lusakatimes. UPND is here for the next 100yrs. We will make Choma into capital city of Zambia.

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    • Government trophy ie elephant if true can not be given as a gift…it is a protected species…sad really

    • I WAS JUST WONDERING IF HH IS EXPECTING THAT ALL HIS RELATIVES WILL BE POOR AFTER THE END OF HIS PRESIDENCE.
      ALL I KNOW IS THAT AS PRESIDENT ANY ONE CLOSE TO HIM AS FAMILIY MEMBER ARE ALL PRIVILAGED AMONG ALL ZAMBIANS , THEY CANNOT AVOID IT BECAUSE EVERY ZAMBIAN WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM AND PROBABLY BE PARTNERS IN BUSINESS, THE PRESIDENT MAY NOT REALISE IT NOW HOW EVER MANY OF HIS RELATIVES WILL BE RICH JUST BECAUSE HE IS A PRESIDENT .
      IT IS WRONG TO THINK OTHERWISE.

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    • @Nshilimubemba it is very much in Business academic literature that the politically privileged will influence business deals. That is why in democracies, Presidents and members of the executive arent supposed to be engaged in Business ventures while in office. Doing so would tip the level playing ground and all business would go to them thus denying other citizens hard earned opportunities. Indeed Lungu’s son will argue that he got his business ventures because of his father’s status and a judge cant rule against him for that because he is not Lungu. As an economist HH is familiar with my argument

    • That extravagance needs to be investigated. But that can only happen with a new government. No investigator would have the balls at present.

  2. This is coming out of one eyed investigators but these are welcome developments. Politicians are the corrupt of the earth. They think just because they own political power they can do any illegal stuff they want. Lungu is not the first or the last. I expect these kind of arrests to continue after UPND’s exit. I tend to think MMD were lucky because Sata died thus killing the momentum of the hour’s arrests

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    • It’s sad that political leaders don’t learn from the past. Even if Lungu didn’t steal, HH was going to find something to stick on him. They all want to divert attention from real issues. This doesn’t mean that I am supporting crime.

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    • Deja Vu you have a cavalier approach when it comes to crime…I mean you are the selfsame chap who was involved in a hit and run the third party had to drag you into court to pay the damages to his vehicle.

  3. “CK’s first cut is the deepest ”
    Watch “Edgar Lungu vs Chishimba Kambwili corruption – exposed” on YouTube

  4. Just fooling his gullible followers….otherwise nothing will happen….no one will be convicted…..this is for a show and to fool Spaka and TIKKI

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  5. This rubbish is not taking us anywhere. Zambians are very vindictive people. Instead of building a nation, you are busy destroying it. Instead of pursuing the real thieves (ba Zungu) you are choosing tuma small fish. When will this Bush-it end.

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  6. Thieves are thieves whether they steal K1 or 2b. Why are you protecting them? And you know too well that we have a 32bn to pay back. These same monies you are saying is small can build clinics and schools for poor people in Shangombo, Vubwi, Chembe etc

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  7. Nothing will happen just foolish gullible followers like Spaka and TIKKI…..HH and Lungu are eating together behind closed doors….this is all scripted to fool Zambians

  8. Nothing will happen just foolish gullible followers like Spaka and TIKKI…..HH and Lungu are eating together behind closed doors….this is all scripted to fool Zambians
    Remember what a Politician says behind a podium and what he says and does behind closed doors is exactly the opposite…Politicians are tricksters no wonder they walk away with Millions…all PF Bandits are still eating and enjoying stolen money and UPND Bandits now have joined the looting club….stealing the stolen money

  9. Some of these companies I am sure they have zero business now compared to 2016 – 2020. The Lazy Lungu family.

  10. I haven’t read the article, it’s got a wrong picture. Please find Dalitso and Matilda’s photo and use it. Why use the former President’s photo? We want to know the actual culprits.

    • As journalists they should know what you are talking about. There are plenty of lessons that discuss the unethical practices of media targeting a subject only because of his or her relative’s newsworthiness. This is a typical example where the news item is doing its best, shamelessly I must say, to tie Lungu to an alleged crime. Its not the journalists who should do that but the courts.

  11. Lungu’s son is arrested for ill gotten stuff? The toxic fruit never falls too far from its parent tree.

  12. HH should concentrate on managing the country. While we are being destructed from what is affecting us. The cost of living and shortages, he is busy arresting people on what will end up in a nolle. So far there been no conviction but stollen Faith Musonda’s evidence. And some dull people are celebrating debt restructuring.

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    • Indeed,HH is concentrating on managing the economy/It is the police and other law enforcement agencies that are dealing with Lungu and his miscreants,moron.
      HH’s restructuring acumen is such that it has never been attempted before.That is why it has confused you,Mundubile,Deja Fooool,KaZulu and such other dimwits

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