HH removes Judge Joshua Banda from office, suspends Sunday Nkonde

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect removed High Court Judge Joshua Banda from his office and has further suspended Judge Sunday Nkonde as Judge of the High Court. According to a statement issued by Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya, the President was acting on the recommendations in the report which was presented to him by […]

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Chitotela tells court he can’t be prosecuted after signing settlement agreement with ACC

FORMER tourism minister Ronald Chitotela has raised a preliminary issue, asking the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court to dismiss the matter he was recently arrested for, arguing that he cannot be tried when there is a settlement agreement he signed with the Anti Corruption Commission. And Lusaka magistrate Jennipher Bwalya has granted the Pambashe PF member of […]

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ACC arrests Fredson Yamba for illegally authorising US$33m payment to Chinese firm

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba for corrupt practices involving over US$33 million. In a statement, Wednesday, ACC Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Timothy Moono stated that Yamba allegedly failed to follow procedure in 2018 when he authorized an advance payment of US$33, 750,000 to China Energy Engineering Group […]

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Chitotela sues ACC over seized property, explains sources of wealth

FORMER tourism minister Ronald Chitotela has sued the Anti-Corruption Commission in the Lusaka High Court seeking a declaration that his State Lodge property which was seized by the commission was legally and genuinely acquired. And Chitotela has submitted that he has genuinely and legitimately earned incomes used to purchase the said property from maize supplied […]

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ACC revokes K100,000 settlement with Chitotela, arrests him for possessing proceeds of crime

THE Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Tourism Minister Ronald Chitotela in connection with possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. The commission says the arrest is in relation to a case in which Chitotela, whilst serving as Housing and Infrastructure Minister, was in May 2019 arrested and charged with nine […]

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ACC nabs Chitotela, u-turns on settlement agreement

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former Tourism Minister Ronald Chitotela in connection with investigations on possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. The commission says the arrest is in relation to a case in which Chitotela, whilst serving as Housing and Infrastructure Minister, was in May 2019 arrested and charged with […]

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Sometimes, they didn’t even steal for their wives but their girlfriends – HH

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says people who stole did not do so to serve their ethnicity, adding that sometimes, they didn’t even steal for their wives but for their girlfriends. And President Hichilema says government remains consistent and steadfast in its quest to reform the pension system. Meanwhile, President Hichilema says it is important that employers, […]

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ERB reduces fuel prices by K2.35 for petrol and K0.58 for diesel

THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reduced fuel pump prices by K2.35 per litre for petrol, K0.58 per litre for diesel and K0.56 per litre for kerosene. The price changes will take effect at midnight. Addressing the media, Saturday, ERB board chairperson Reynolds Bowa attributed the reduction to the recent trends in international oil prices […]

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Zambia, DR Congo sign agreements to manufacture electric batteries

ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed cooperating agreements which will see the two countries venture into electric battery manufacturing. President Hakainde Hichilema has described the agreements as the right way of fighting poverty through the creation of jobs and business opportunities. And Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi says the agreements […]

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We’ve not come across anything that touches on Lungu in our investigations so far – ACC

ANTI-CORRUPTION Commission (ACC) acting director-general Silumesi Muchula says the commission has not come across anything that touches on former president Edgar Lungu, in all the matters which have so far been investigated. And Muchula says when government officials are allowed to continue holding office while facing corruption charges, they become obstacles. Meanwhile, Muchula says the […]

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