Wednesday, June 19, 2024

GBM Accuses ACC DG and Officers of Contempt, Seeks Legal Action

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In a significant development, former Minister of Defence, Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, has filed an application with the Lusaka Magistrate Court, requesting that the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and several officers be held in contempt of court and subsequently imprisoned.

The contempt charges stem from a letter presented by Hon. Mwamba during the court proceedings as part of his defense. However, the ACC responded by issuing summons and a “Warn and Caution” statement against him and his legal team.

Hon. Mwamba contends that the actions of the ACC were disrespectful to the court, the presiding magistrate, and constituted harassment against him and his lawyers.

In his submission to the court, GBM produced a letter as evidence, duly acknowledged by the Ministry of Defence. The letter demonstrated that, during his tenure as Minister, he had declared his interest in the event that his companies engaged in commercial activities with the government.

Surprisingly, instead of acknowledging the evidence presented, the ACC summoned Hon. Mwamba and accused him of presenting forged documents to the court.

Consequently, Hon. Mwamba has urged the court to find the ACC Director General, Tom Trevor Shamakamba, and the following officers – Raymond Chibola, Chipasha Clement, Lute Shawa, Bright Mabuka, and Shampwili Kelvin – in contempt of court.

Speaking on behalf of Hon. Mwamba, his legal counsel emphasized the gravity of the matter, stating, “The actions of the ACC, particularly the DG and his officers, have not only undermined the integrity of the court proceedings but have also infringed upon the rights of our client. This is an abuse of power and a clear attempt to derail justice.”

The defense team further highlighted that the accusations made by the ACC were unsubstantiated and lacked any basis in fact. They assert that the summons and the “Warn and Caution” statement were issued without proper investigation or evidence.

“We have complete confidence in the court’s ability to see through this ploy and administer justice impartially,” added the legal representative.

The court is now tasked with carefully reviewing the submissions and evidence provided by Hon. Mwamba before making a determination on whether contempt charges are warranted against the ACC DG and the mentioned officers.

In the face of these serious allegations, the Anti-Corruption Commission has not yet issued an official response. However, stakeholders and the public eagerly await their comments and an update on the matter.

This legal battle between Hon. Mwamba and the ACC highlights the importance of transparency, accountability, and fair play in the fight against corruption. The outcome of this case will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Only kz is in contempt of court..First reveal his whereabouts and maybe we can consider your grievances. Until then, it is BAKALEEELA!!! KIKIKI

    • If they are not evading tax they are busy money laundering. How much tax did he pay for the Rolls Royce?

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  2. Funny thing is if GBM was patient and had not left the Upnd, he would be our republican president.

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    • And I would have taken Zimbabwean citizenship. Chidumbo is just like Donald Trump. I never hear any sense emanating from him. Thats why I am so shockingly impressed by the logic presented in this legal action-Oh I forget he’s got lawyers.

    • #Tikki the problem with you parrots is that you don’t see the gist of a story. You are quick to defend your god. In simple language you people welcomed GBM even to the extent of accepting his money. The same money you are now saying he stole from GRZ. Next if GBM had remained vice to your god he certainly was going to be his running mate and he surely was going to be Zambia’s vice president.

    • UPND is not stupid and would never have made this grade 7 its president. There is a difference between UPND and PF where former street sweepers at Paddington Station in the UK become party leaders

  3. Why do they call these Bandits Honorable???…..Have you ever seen a honorable Politician…they’re all criminials…PF…UPND…MMD…NDC all useless pompwes

    • Nothing but truth. UPND topbto bottom are fly by the night deal makers. Their fingers are deepin every deal.

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    • When some people refuse to declare their assets or business interests, I feel very sorry for Chimsoro

  4. This circus will continue until we vote out UPND. All the HH appointees in ACC, DEC, Police and in the Courts are incompetent and inexperienced. They read the law after they have already messed up. The police are sent to arrest then asked to investigate afterwards. Now these people who are being harassed and tortured will start looking like heroes when they start hitting back with lawsuits.

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  5. Can the institution of this country be professional than be swayed by political interest.Just the …… of these pipo tells a story.

  6. How do fat people like this even have heterosexual sex? It is just easier to be gay. Easy rear entrance.

    Fly the rainbow flag higher

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