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ACC arrests ZAMRA officials over the honeybee scandal

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THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) Director- General and Principal Regulatory Officer for corrupt practices.

Bernice Mwale aged 64 of Chudleigh, Lusaka and Brian Muwanei Kabika aged 42 of Meanwood Chamba Valley have been charged with Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure contrary to Section 34 sub section (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said on dates unknown but between 1st July 2019 and 30th September, 2019, Ms Mwale and Mr Kabika jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown,failed to comply with applicable procedure and regulations when processing license number PL/ 5- 00091/19, in favor of Honeybee Pharmacy.

She said the two suspects have been released on bond and will appear in Court soon.

Meanwhile, the Kasama Magistrate Court has convicted a Ndola businessman to four years imprisonment for corruption.

“The ACC Kasama in November 2021, arrested and charged Albert Oraya Nkonde 39, of house no. CHT 3277, Chifubu Ndola, for corrupt practices, contrary to section 19 (2) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012, of the Laws of Zambia.

Details are that Mr Nkonde in Kasama district, Northern Province Zambia, on a date unknown but between 1st February 2021 and 28th February 2021 did corruptly give K5,000 cash gratification to a Zambia Police Inspector Martha Ngambi as a reward or inducement for her to release three (3) impounded motor vehicles that traffic Police officers had impounded, a matter or transaction concerning the Zambia Police a public body,” Mrs Chibwe said.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, January, 26th, 2022)

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Kambwili Reacts to Obed Kasongo case

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“I have suffered many court cases , so I will not be careless to say that Bowman Lusambo Killed Obed Kasongo. That is tantamount to defamation,” Patriotic Front (PF) member Chishimba Kambwili has said.

Reacting to social media backlash over an article he is alleged to have stated that the late National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth chairperson Obed Kasongo died of Malaria and not from an assault allegedly perpertuated by Kabushi Lawmaker Mr Lusambo, Mr Kambwili said he will not be subjected to face court for defamation.

He however said that his statement to police will remain as it is, but that if people were aggrieved over the postmortem report which indicated that Mr Kasongo died of Malaria, they should seek a second opinion.

“At no point have I ever said that Bowman did not kill Kasongo. All I said is that there is a postmortem which indicates that he died of Malaria and it was carried out by a Russian pathologist. So those who feel that the postmortem is wrong, they have a right to a second opinion. Otherwise, the family have informed me that they will go by the postmortem currently available and have no plans to exhume the body,” he said.

Speaking at a media briefing at his residence, Mr Kambwili said people who needed a second opinion should go to police and check the records because it is up to police to open the records.

“I have been attacked left , right and center over the article. As I stand, I will not accuse anyone to say that they killed Mr Kasongo, it is not me to say that,” he said.

The former National Democratic Congress party leader also condemned , what he described as an unbecoming behaviour of transporting political opponents to far flung areas when an alleged crime is committed.

“I am not against people being arrested, the security wings have a right when they feel someone has perpertuated a crime. However, being bundled up and dragged to far flung areas to answer to charges should come to an end. Such an act is an extra judicial punishment which is not confirmatory with the law,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, May 25th, 2022)

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Police forwards the case of Obed Kasongo to NPA for a possible inquest

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POLICE have fowarded the case in which former National Democratic Party member Obed Kasongo died after he was allegedly assaulted to the National Prosecution Authority for a possible inquest.

In a statement, police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has since urged the public to exercise restraint corncering the matter as the due process of the law takes its course.

He said police will update the public regarding the matter.

“The Zambia Police Service would to clarify that the matter involving the death of Obed Kasongo who died after having allegedly been assaulted in Luanshya has been forwarded to the National Prosecution Authority for a possible inquest holding,” he said.

Mr Kasongo died in 2019 after he was allegedly assaulted during the run up to the Roan parliamentary by election.

Former NDC president Chishimba Kambwili reported the matter to police accusing Kabushi Member of Parliament of causing the death of Mr Kasongo.

But Mr Lusambo described the accusations as baseless and malicious.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, May 25th, 2022)

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Lusambo and wife granted application to proceed contempt against UPND cadres who allegedly threatened to kill them

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THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has granted an application to Kabushi area Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo and his wife Nancy to commence contempt of court proceedings against  Lusaka Province youth chairperson Anderson Banda together with some United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres.

On May 20, when Lusambo and his wife had appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate Court on allegations of corruption, it is alleged that Banda, the Lusaka youth UPND chairperson and some UPND cadres threatened to kill the couple.

When the matter came up before magistrate Faides Hamaundu, Lusambo’s lawyer Makebi Zulu applied to commence contempt proceedings against Banda and others.

In her ruling,  Magistrate Hamaundu granted the application.

“The conduct of the cadres lowers the dignity of the court and amounts to contempt,” she said.

The matter has been adjourned to June 3, this year for trial.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, May 25th, 2022)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

26 May 2022, 1:16 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

321,342 Total Cases
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