WYNTER Kabimba is still a corruption suspect and the Anti-Corruption Commission must reopen investigations against him so that he can account for the wealth he accumulated in the three years he was secretary general of the Patriotic Front (PF) and Justice Minister, party secretary Davis Chama has charged.
Mr Chama said Mr Kabimba who is Rainbow Party leader should be the last person to brand the PF corrupt because his leadership was stained with graft when he was the chief executive officer of the ruling party.
Mr Chama said it was the desire of the PF to have Mr Kabimba thoroughly investigated so that he could tell Zambians how he accumulated his money that he was using to attract some of his members.
He said the PF was aware that Mr Kabimba and his Rainbow Party had bought a lot of expensive vehicles for his party mobilisation across the country and that Zambians should ask the Rainbow leader to account for his wealth.
Mr Chama said Zambians had not forgotten that when Mr Kabimba was summoned by the Anti-Corruption Commission on corruption charges over the Trafigura oil scandal that saw the country lose more than US$250 million, the former PF secretary general decided to go to the commission with cadres with the intention of intimidating investigative officers.
He said although Mr Kabimba was reported to have been cleared by the ACC, the circumstances under which he was cleared had remained less than clear because the ACC had failed to interview Mr Kabimba over the allegations. Mr Kabimba was quoted in some section of the media saying that the death of president Michael Sata had opened the floodgates of corruption.