Mnangagwa Extends Graft Fighter Chiri’s Term

[The Source] Zimbabwe’s graft-busting Auditor-General, Mildred Chisi’s term has been extended after Parliament approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s nomination in a move seen as boosting his anti-corruption drive.

[The Source] Zimbabwe's graft-busting Auditor-General, Mildred Chisi's term has been extended after Parliament approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nomination in a move seen as boosting his anti-corruption drive.

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Ex-Flava Fm Accountant Jailed For Theft

A former Accountant at Flavour Radio Mwilu Muswe has been jailed for two years after he was found guilty of theft involving a sum of K 129,532. Radio Station Proprietor Chishala Chitoshi Jnr dragged his former accountant to court for … Continued

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A former Accountant at Flavour Radio Mwilu Muswe has been jailed for two years after he was found guilty of theft involving a sum of K 129,532. Radio Station Proprietor Chishala Chitoshi Jnr dragged his former accountant to court for failure to account for K 129,532 company money. In passing Judgment, Kitwe Magistrate Malota Phiri said the prosecution proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of the charged thereby slapping him with a two year jail term. Statements of the offence were that Mwilu Muswe, 31 of house number 1135 of Ndeke Township in Kitwe district on the Copperbelt Province, on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2017 and 30th April, 2017 being a servant of Flava Fm Limited as an accountant stole K 129,532 cash property of Flava FM limited contrary to section 278 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia. Magistrate Phiri sentenced the accused to two years imprisonment. The post Ex-Flava Fm Accountant Jailed For Theft appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe DC Comes To Defence Of Chisokone Closure

A Facebook follower of Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu, Hagra Tembo, yesterday took matters personal and challenged authorities to justify the closure of Chisokone market. Tembo said there was need for more evidence to warrant the closure of Chisokone Market, … Continued

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A Facebook follower of Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu, Hagra Tembo, yesterday took matters personal and challenged authorities to justify the closure of Chisokone market. Tembo said there was need for more evidence to warrant the closure of Chisokone Market, the biggest trading place on the Copperbelt. “When President Lungu was accused of being corrupt by Dr Chishimba Kambwili, he responded by saying “Show me the evidence of corruption?” And that has been his defence mechanism ever since… We have been told there is cholera in Zambia and we are demanding for evidence,†he said. He accused the leadership of taking advantage of the cholera situation in Kitwe to displace innocent marketeers. “…Chasing Street vendors from the streets, Stopping people from congregating in churches but allowing bars to open are not symptoms of cholera,†he stated. In response, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu advised his follower to stop trivialising the matter at hand. “Imwe naimwe twanaka (you also we tired) with your trivialities. This is a serious issue Hagra what’s wrong with u. This issue is serious,†said Mpundu. The post Kitwe DC Comes To Defence Of Chisokone Closure appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Official Slams Cadres In Luapula Demanding Kalaba’s Resignation

Patriotic Front Kitwe District PF vice information publicity secretary Gift Kalumba has slammed Patriotic Front demanding that Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba resigns from his parliamentary position. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, … Continued

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Patriotic Front Kitwe District PF vice information publicity secretary Gift Kalumba has slammed Patriotic Front demanding that Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba resigns from his parliamentary position. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, Kalumba expressed disappointment that the ruling party is spending so much time to discuss the resignation of Kalaba instead of discussing developmental issues. Kalumba said the resignation of Kalaba from government should not shake the party because he has maintained that he will remain a member of the party. He said the party should differentiate Kalaba’s resignation and applaud him for his works in creating a better image of Zambia. “Kalaba has not resigned from the PF, has never, not even a single time denounced any portion of the party objectives or policies. He has respected the party and still remains a strong member. You people criticizing Kalaba are a shame to the country’s political democratic dispensation. The man has just left government and not the party, obviously he does not agree to certain things,†Kalumba said in the audio. He said “why should people be asking Kalaba to resign. when Davies Mwila resigned from government as deputy minister of Defence, did anyone of you ask him to resign from the party? Today he is the Secretary General of the party, for example when a prefect resigns from his position, does he stop being a pupil? Or when [Felix] Mutati decides to resign will you ask him to resign from the party as well? We need to be serious†“You hypocrites are making us upset, you are the same people supporting UPND. Your thoughts are so pathetic. Some of you were with Guy Scott when Edgar Lungu was becoming president, so don’t bore us such petty calls.†Kalaba resigned last week citing corruption in the ruling party with the decision sending shock waves among faithfuls. The post PF Official Slams Cadres In Luapula Demanding Kalaba’s Resignation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kitwe’s Chisokone Market Closed In Wake Of Cholera Outbreak

Copperbelt’s largest trading site Chisokone Market has been shut to allow for cleaning as one of the measures to avert a major cholera outbreak in Kitwe. Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu and Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe have taken charge of … Continued

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Copperbelt’s largest trading site Chisokone Market has been shut to allow for cleaning as one of the measures to avert a major cholera outbreak in Kitwe. Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu and Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe have taken charge of the cleaning exercise with the help of the Zambia Army, Zambia National Service, Kitwe City Council and Market and Street Vendor Association. However, the situation has left marketeers stranded with no hope of continuing their business activities for the next few days. Those talked to complained that the move has turned majority of them into destitutes and will have a negative impact on the country’s economy. They said authorities should have restricted areas that are a risk as opposed to shutting down the entire market. “We all support the efforts being made by our leaders but this one will not only affect us as marketeers but the economy as well. How many people are turning away after finding that the market is closed? That is all money, I also don’t know how they expect us to survive with this situation,†Astridah Zulu, a marketeer at Chisokone, said. She has appealed to authorities to speed up the cleaning exercise and allow business to continue. “The longer this cleaning process goes, the more we are affected as marketeers. So, they should also consider how we will survive as marketeers, just one day of not trading you have no idea how much has been lost,†She added. And Street Vendors Foundation Representative Paul Mambwe said the exercise will help prevent an outbreak of the disease in the market. “We are lucky that not even a case has been recorded here but obviously we must sustain that otherwise we would end up losing lives. All of us should be concerned because this is for our own good,†he added. Meanwhile, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu has disclosed that the cases of cholera reported in Kitwe still stand at three and efforts are still being made to avoid further outbreaks. The post Kitwe’s Chisokone Market Closed In Wake Of Cholera Outbreak appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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President Lungu Visits Cholera Centres; Optimistic Zambia Will Overcome

President Edgar Lungu today took time to visit cholera patients at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. The Head of State is optimistic Zambia will overcome the epidemic which has ravaged the country killing more than 60 people and afflicting thousands. “Earlier … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu today took time to visit cholera patients at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. The Head of State is optimistic Zambia will overcome the epidemic which has ravaged the country killing more than 60 people and afflicting thousands. “Earlier today, I visited Cholera patients that have been admitted in the Cholera Centre at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. “I am optimistic that the measures put in place by my Government are adequate to contain the deadly disease. My Government under the Ministry of Health will further come up with long term measures to provide clean drinking water to our people. “I will ensure that we as a nation will dedicate a day in every month to clean our surrounding. This will help improve hygiene and fight other waterborne diseases including #Cholera,” he said. And a political commentator Bright Kaluba says opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should learn from President Lungu’s strategy. “HH afwile asambililako ifi. ECL is the worst leader Zambia has ever had to an extent that all the electorates have resolved not to vote for him in 2021,” he writes on social media. “However, with the kind of opposition leaders we have…he may just play around here and there and find himself back. He may steal billions of dollars and kwacha visibly (unverified allegations) – but with proper propaganda – the electorates may just vote for him again. “Today he will be shown on TV visiting cholera patients. He will equally appear in newspaper. To the majority – he is taking a risk. To me – this is normal. Naine kuti nayako kulya kwine nga bansuminisha…. #StopCholera #StayAlive,” states Kaluba. The post President Lungu Visits Cholera Centres; Optimistic Zambia Will Overcome appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chaile Concurs With Kambwili On Motor Vehicle Duty

Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile says the newly introduced tax on imported motor vehicle is outrageous. Chaile says the Patriotic Front government was milking the goat to feed a cow in their new structure. “For the first time in … Continued

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Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile says the newly introduced tax on imported motor vehicle is outrageous. Chaile says the Patriotic Front government was milking the goat to feed a cow in their new structure. “For the first time in my political career, [I] have agreed with the NDC political consultant Chishimba Kambwili that [the] PF govt is very unrealistic to increase duty on imported vehicles. “What the PF govt is doing is milking the goat to feed the cow.This is day light robbery. PF should know that governments worldwide are formed with a sole purpose of simplifying the lives the lives of its people,” he said. Chaile says the tax increase will hurt the poor majority and perpetuate suffering among Zambians. “You can only increase such satanic fees if only you are trying to discourage people from importing used vehicles as a way of promoting new vehicles manufactured locally… like it is a case in South Africa,” he said. Chaile has urged the government to reconsider reversing it’s decision on car duty or face a serious backlash from many Zambians. The post Chaile Concurs With Kambwili On Motor Vehicle Duty appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo Off To CHAN

Zambia’s Chipolopolo have left for Morocco to compete in the the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Coach Wedson Nyirenda and his 23 bullets have since arrive in South Africa where they are making an overnight and will play a friendly … Continued

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Zambia’s Chipolopolo have left for Morocco to compete in the the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Coach Wedson Nyirenda and his 23 bullets have since arrive in South Africa where they are making an overnight and will play a friendly match against Orlando Pirates tomorrow morning. The team will leave for Morocco on Wednesday evening via Dubai. Zambia will jet into Casablanca on Thursday morning. Nyirenda’s CHAN team is in Group B alongside Uganda, Ivory Coast and Namibia. The team starts the campaign on Sunday and will face Uganda’s Cranes. The post Chipolopolo Off To CHAN appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Random Musing

[Concord] I was initially sceptical about wishing you a happy new year, but then within a fleeting moment it occurred to me that with elections just a little over two months away, there is indeed no better time to hope for a new beginning.

[Concord] I was initially sceptical about wishing you a happy new year, but then within a fleeting moment it occurred to me that with elections just a little over two months away, there is indeed no better time to hope for a new beginning.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone