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DBZ loan hits K34bn Sata blasts death mongers Secret recording: illegal, criminal
 

DBZ loan hits K34bn

THE Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) has accused Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito of continuing to neglect or refusing to execute personal guarantee in the K14 billion syndication loan agreements which he obtained together with JCN Holdings and Post Newspapers in 2007 and has now risen to K33.5 billion at 20 per cent […]

Sata blasts death mongers

MULENGA Sata has lambasted online and international media houses for allegedly peddling speculations and rumours that President Michael Sata has been admitted to a New York hospital where he is alleged to be receiving emergency medical treatment by a team of American doctors. Mulenga, the Lusaka Mayor, has described speculations and international media reports that […]

Secret recording: illegal, criminal

THE Patriotic Front (PF) has described as illegal and criminal the spying and secret recording of a private conversation of Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda by the Post Newspaper and has called on the law enforcement agencies to immediately institute investigations into the matter. The ruling party has said the invasion of citizens’ privacy and […]

Masumba sent to jail

30 September 2014

THE Lusaka High Court yesterday upheld a 12-month jail sentence slapped on former Deputy Minister of Sports Stephen Masumba for using a forged       diploma to obtain employment. Masumba had appealed against both the conviction and sentence by the subordinate court. High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga dismissed the appeal. This is in a case in which […]

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ZRA must refund VAT-MUZ

30 September 2014

THE Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has demanded that the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) must refund the Value Added Tax (VAT) it owes  the mines to enable them to reinvest and also conduct their community social responsibility. MUZ president Nkole Chishimba said mining companies should be refunded the VAT because the money belonged to […]

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Pure evil

29 September 2014

How many lives has Fred M’membe destroyed? The late Director of Public Prosecutions Mekalabai Mukelabai was hounded out of office  through  vicious fabrications that forced the late  President  Levy Mwanawasa to appoint a Tribunal that unequivocally discounted the lies published in the concerted campaign. By the time the truth emerged, damage had been done – […]

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‘I am not Congolese’

29 September 2014

A 32-year-old woman of Lusaka’s Garden compound who is accused of concealing her true identity by acquiring a green National Registration Card  purporting to be a Zambian when in fact not  was found with a case to answer and put on her defence by the Lusaka Magistrates Court. Grace Kaponda, also known as Anna Nsenga, […]

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Zambia has worst road traffic accidents record-ZRST

29 September 2014

ZAMBIA has one of the worst road traffic accidents record in the world with almost 1,900 fatalities per year, says Zambian Road Safety Trust (ZRST), chairman Daniel Mwamba. Mr Mwamba explained that ineffective traffic enforcement and management of road laws, inadequate road safety engineering facilities particularly for pedestrians, unlicensed drivers and lack of people’s awareness […]

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FDD condemns CEC over KCM power restrictions

29 September 2014

THE decision by Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to restrict power supply to KCM has far reaching repercussions on the mining industry, says Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Copperbelt chairman Yotam Mtayachalo. Mr Mtayachalo said the warning by government to the two firms that they should not create an impasse over the debt KCM owes CEC […]

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Sata’s trip to New York a waste of money-Fr Bwalya

29 September 2014

The Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) has charged that President Michael Sata’s trip to New York was a “scandalous waste of money” because the Head of State did not do anything while in the United States. ABZ leader Frank Bwalya said it was unacceptable that President Sata could have led a huge delegation to New […]

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Kalu commends Chipolopolo U-17

29 September 2014

THE U-17 national soccer team has done the nation proud by qualifying for the first time to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) U-17 Championships, Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has said. Kalu congratulated the junior lads for qualifying to the Africa cup in Niger next year by securing a 4 – […]

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Chipimo backs Chikwanda over VAT refunds

29 September 2014

IT is unfair for anyone to condemn Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda for advocating VAT refunds to mining companies amounting to US$600 million, National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo has said. Mr Chipimo said Mr Chikwanda had tried to do the “honourable thing” by acknowledging the truth. “If any former minister is claiming that the […]

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Scott aggrieved with Kabimba dismissal

29 September 2014

VICE-President Guy Scott is aggrieved that President Michael Sata has dismantled his A–Team by sacking Wynter Kabimba as justice minister and secretary-general of the PF, former Kapoche losing candidate Paradius Sakala has said And Julius Komaki has appealed to President Sata to consider firing Dr Scott because he had publicly declared his loyalty to Mr […]

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