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Patriotic Front (PF) lifts the suspension of Christopher Kang’ombe and Binwell Mpundu.



THE Patriotic Front (PF) has lifted with immediate effect lifted the suspension of Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang’ombe and former district commissioner Binwell Mpundu.
The party says the suspension lifted is in the unity of purpose on the Copperbelt province.
In a statement made available to Mwebantu, Copperbelt province PF chairman and member of the party’s central committee, Nathan Chanda says the suspension comes after the two showed remorse towards their actions.
“I am  in receipt of the letters of suspension of Mr Christopher Kangombe and Mr Binwell Mpundu from the Kitwe District Patriotic Front Party by Kitwe PF District Chairman Mr Evaristo Chilufya.
The same letters of suspension are also copied to the PF Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila.
After our meeting with the PF Kitwe District Chairman  Evaristo  Chilufya his District Secretary Lungo Kawaya , PF Nkana constituency Chairman Edward Chitambetambe, PF Kanfinsa Constituency Chairman Collins Chansa including Mr Binwell Mpundu and Mr  Christopher Kangombe who showed remorse.
I wish to guide that in the suspensions of Mr Kangombe and Mr Mpundu, There was an amiss in the procedure even when the case is solid as laid out in the PF party constitution and disciplinary code,”Mr Chanda said.
He said the PF as the ruling party has a constitution and a disciplinary code which guide all matters involving party members.
“Based on the aforesaid, and remorsefulnes shown by Mr  Kangombe and Mr  Mpundu, the party has decided to left the suspension,” he said.
Mr Chanda however said if the Kitwe PF district executive committee still feels the duo or any other PF members committed  an offense or in the near future warranting disciplinary action, they can charge them following the PF party Constitution and Disciplinary Code.
He has further given a serious warning to the duo for taking the matter to the press and social media when the party has many channels of airing out grievances.
” I also wish to take this opportunity to restate that the PF party on the Copperbelt will work towards promoting unity,love and reconciliation among it’s membership. However, I will not condone indiscipline from party members, including those who have launched premature campaigns in constituencies with incumbent PF Members of Parliament, with impunity and total disregard of the PF central committee guidance as per the circular signed by the secretary general Davies Mwila,” he said.
Mr Chanda also urged party members to respect and support the party by putting all their efforts together in building the party and campaigning for President Edgar  Lungu who is  the candidate for 2021 General Elections.


PF is not shaken about the intended asset recovery programme, says Given Lubinda 



PATRIOTIC Front Vice President Given Lubinda says the party is not shaken about the intention by the UPND administration to embark on the asset recovery programme.

In an interview, Mr Lubinda has since advised the UPND government to quickly start the programme.

He said the sooner the programme is embarked on, the better it will be for the UPND government to end the drama of insinuating and banding all PF members as thieves.

“If they are members of the PF that they know as thieves let them pursue those specific people, instead of labelling the whole party as an organisation of thieves.

Mr Lubinda added that it is not true that every one in the PF is a thief, hence the sooner they do it the better.

He has since urged the UPND government to ensure the program is conducted in a legal manner by following all the laid down government procedure.

“They are welcome and let them proceed to do so,” Mr Lubinda said.

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Police arrest Kampyongo in Shiwang’andu for malicious damage to property



POLICE have  arrested  Andrew Kampyongo aged 41 and Kellyson Chilekwa aged 29 both of Village Teleni, Chief Mukwikile, District in  Shiwang’andu for Malicious Damage to Property.

In a media statement, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu that Kampyongo and Chilekwa allegedly maliciously damaged a samsung cell phone valued at K1,000 property of Mike Mulenga aged 40 of Village Chafilwa, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

He said the duo is also alleged to have damaged a front screen for a Toyota Land Cruiser Registration AAK 1031 valued at K4,500 and Rear tail lights valued at K750 property of Dr Albert Munanga.

Mr Hamoonga said Kampyongo and Chilekwa also damaged JVC Speakers valued at K12,000 property of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Party.

He said the total value of damaged properties is K18,250.

Mr Hamoonga said the incidents are alleged to have occurred on July 10 this year  at around 10:00 hours  at Kalalantekwe Market Square, Chief Mukwikile, District Shiwang’andu.

“They have been detained in Police Custody and will appear in Court soon,” hee said.

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Faith Musonda, surrenders her house and money to the state



FAITH Musonda, the woman behind the K65 million and US$57,900 has surrendered them to the State in exchange for her freedom.The State has also taken possession of the house in which the money was found.

In a media statement,  Anti-Corruption Commission public relations officer Jonathan Siame said the possession follows the conclusion of investigations by a joint investigative team from ACC, the Drug Enforcement Commission, Zambia Police and the Financial Intelligence Centre.

“The general public is hereby informed that the Joint Investigative Team from the Anti-Corruption Commission, Zambia Police Service, Drug Enforcement Commission and Financial Intelligence Centre has since concluded investigations involving Margaret Chisela Musonda, alias Faith Musonda in which she was found in possession of ZMW 65, 333, 046 and US$ 57, 900 which was discovered in a house in New Kasama,” he said.

Mr Siamme said on Friday 15th October 2021, the State, using Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012, entered into an undertaking not to institute criminal proceedings against Ms. Musonda on condition that she fulfils the requirements of Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No3. Of 2012, which she did.

He said Section 80 of the Act allows the State to grant amnesty to accused persons in certain instances on condition that they admit wrongdoing and return what they wrongfully acquired through corrupt practices.

“The advantage of using Section 80 in cases of asset recovery is that it saves on time by eliminating the prosecution process which can be lengthy, leading to assets losing value or getting damaged, and it also saves on the cost of investigation and prosecution.
According to Section 80 (3) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012, The Anti-Corruption Commission “may tender an undertaking, in writing, not to institute criminal proceedings against a person who has given a full and true disclosure of all material facts relating to past corrupt conduct and an illegal activity by that person or others; and, has voluntarily paid, deposited or refunded all property the person acquired through corruption or illegal activity,” he stated.

Mr Siame said as required by law, Ms Musonda has since made a full disclosure of the money in question and has willingly surrendered the same to the State.

“She was charged with Possession of Property Reasonably Suspected to be Proceeds of Crime contrary to Section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crimes Act No.19 of 2010.

The State has also taken possession of the House in New Kasama, in which the money was found. The House, property Subdivision No.4 of Subdivision B of Lot 11279/M, valued at K 6 Million was owned by OCK Investments Limited, a company in which Ms. Musonda is a majority shareholder.  The property was reasonably suspected to have been proceeds of crime,” he said.

Mr Siame explained that after fulfilling the requirements of Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012, the State undertook to not institute criminal proceedings against the company.

He said the Joint Investigative Team is working timely to recover suspected illegally obtained assets and funds, and will continue to pursue all available avenues to speed up the process of recovering assets and other proceeds of crime.

“We urge all well-meaning Zambians who have any information with regard to any suspected illegally obtained assets to come forward and report to any of the institutions aforementioned,” he said.

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