Updated: Police lock up Nevers Mumba again

Dictator Michael Sata’s Police in Lusaka have today around 16:20 hours locked up MMD leader Never Mumba on the charge of wilfully failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to management of public funds.

The PF police have also arrested him on three counts of abuse of office.

Charges are that on dates unknown,Mumba wilfully failed to comply with laid down procedures in receiving and disbursing Canadian Dollars 122,229.85 a donation to the Zambian government by a a private company called Barrick Gold Corporation.

Other charges are that Mumba abused his authority by awarding contracts of 9000, 19850, and 5248 Canadian Dollars for electrical works, carpeting and construction of a deck at the Zambian High Commission in Canada.

He has been remanded in custody at Woodlands Police Station and will appear in court tomorrow.

Earlier police wanted to get Mumba’s finger prints which he refused because they wanted to use them in implicating him.

This is the the third time the police are detaining Zambia’s former envoy to Canada in a space of two months.

Mumba was was summoned to appear before the Task Force today but told the police that the notice was too short and that he should be allowed to meet them on Wednesay.

The police working under pressure from State House told him to report himself today or be picked up by force.

‘Yes I am in the cells now at Woodlands police station,’ Mumba told the Watchdog.

His lawyers led by Sakwiba Sikota were frantically trying to get him out on police bond by 16: 30 local time, but the Watchdog has been informed that president Michael Sata has ordered the police to make sure he spends at least a day in cells.

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236 Responses to "Updated: Police lock up Nevers Mumba again"

  1. WIMBOH*   January 10, 2013 at 14:39

    Let other people express themselves like you are doing!

  2. Observer   January 9, 2013 at 13:14

    Our president Sata is NOT following the ten commandments but busy breaking ALL of them. Remember! We shall all be judged reguardless of ones status in society.

  3. Gabriel   January 9, 2013 at 12:32

    Dr Mumba..you are being refined for great duties. Just relax & never fight back !

  4. geotinta   January 9, 2013 at 11:24


  5. Observer   January 9, 2013 at 10:58

    Liberation day is around the corner, don’t worry my fellow Zambians.

  6. tripoli   January 9, 2013 at 10:53


  7. More Money Promise   January 9, 2013 at 10:43

    Dr N Mumba God his with You in verything. you are next leader and SATA Kwon That.

  8. Not everything is wrong   January 9, 2013 at 10:27

    1) I will demolish shanty towns and build better “planned houses in 90 days.(ati tafakamo na ma shower)
    2) When PF comes into power there will be no load-shedding, no abuse of the public media and we will do away with the Public Order Act because it’s a colonial law.
    3) PF will create employment for the youths( tell the youths to smoke chamba for the last time today because when PF comes into power there will no time for them to smoke.)
    4) Better sanitation for everyone, 46 years of independence Zambians can not be using pit latrines. Under PF cholera will a thing of the past.
    5) We will increase bags of fertilizer for our farmers.
    6) People driven constitution within 90 days. Will also enact the Freedom of Information Bill.
    7) Reintroduce new taxes for the mines (windfall tax?)
    8) Build high/secondary schools in every ward. Children from George compound are performing bad because they are failing to mingle with children from Kabulonga.
    9) We shall not employ cadres as civil servants( district commissioners, ambassadors, permanent secretaries, etc) those jobs are for professionals.
    10) All small businesses will be for the Zambian people there is no way the Chinese all the way from China can be coming here to cook nshima and sell chickens at Soweto martket. Umwina chaina alikwata ichalo chakwe na imwe ba Pikiti lesa alimipela ichalo chenu.

    • kabimba . w   January 9, 2013 at 10:53

      will reduce also the number of deputy minsters

    • sobhuza   January 9, 2013 at 11:01

      word for word

    • Headman Kagoli - Monze District   January 9, 2013 at 11:21

      For sure! And what is the scoreline in terms of actual performance?

  9. Lups   January 9, 2013 at 10:19

    What happened to Kabimba and GBM’s corruption allegations? One Party Politics in full swing!!

  10. Gasper   January 9, 2013 at 10:04

    Let justice be done. Who ever is found wanting especially tempering with government funds must be dealt with accordingly. Thats money belongs to the citizenry and shouldn’t be pocked but channeled to development.

  11. KINGS   January 9, 2013 at 10:00

    KIBIMBA gbm and all pf kids are out and onone touch them mumba has done no wrong we all know that only that pf and sata his kaunda, mugabe have no good in them where his fr bwalya? to the police i hope you know what you puting yourself into GOD HIS WATCHING,

  12. yonda   January 9, 2013 at 09:59

    Brother Nevers be careful when inside there , Sata is trying to bring the old way of killing opponates .in there they inject and when you came out you will be dieing slowly.God please arrest this evil in the name of JESUS.Mind you what God has started cannot be stopped . you will try and try but it will comee to pass that if Nevers is desitined for president sata will try in futile.
    Mind u we came naked and naked we shall go and face our creator for the evil things we do on this earth

  13. mwamba mutale   January 9, 2013 at 09:54

    Mumba has no immunity.let justce prevail there are no politics involved

    • NgomaZakwathu   January 9, 2013 at 10:15

      The fact that your mind thinks there is no politics confirms there is politics. Kasala 3 years.

  14. kanyakula   January 9, 2013 at 09:54

    please my president is not a dictator a thief is a thief let the law do its job .how special is mumba ,during mmd regime many high profile people were arrested such as chiluba,chibanda,katele,fungika,mbao and many others.and ba upnd watchdog you are calling our president a dictator shame on you.

    • Tikwiza   January 9, 2013 at 10:39

      Fair comment…. what would you say on the letting off the hook on Kabimba?

  15. FTJ   January 9, 2013 at 09:48

    sata is a devil worshiper and is scared of Nevers Mumba..this is a spiritual war fare not a political affair.

  16. Gasper   January 9, 2013 at 09:47

    Let justice be done. Who ever is found wanting especially tampering with government funds must be in for that.

    • Mwamba   January 9, 2013 at 10:55

      What about Kabimba?

  17. Mistaken Identity   January 9, 2013 at 09:41


    • Amphawi onjoya   January 9, 2013 at 13:37

      “666 MARK OF THE BEAST IS WHAT BA KATOLIKA HAVE PUT US INNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Men you don’t know what you are talking about, perhaps its better to keep quite on some issues if you have little knowledge about it. In academic we encourage honesty, but your comment shows that you are not honesty cos you pretend as if you know what you are talking about when you are saying about the number 666 in the Bible. what is for scholars leave it for the scholars or better still ask them, they will tell you what it means. You are simply displaying your Ignorance of scripture and “Ignorance of scripture is equivalent to ignorance of Christ.” So which ever Christian denomination you belong to, that your denomination has to improve its theology. Don’t joke with theology if you don’t have any authority over it. You are the people who underrates scholarship you. Tiisileni vinthu vinangu or better still ask us. How is Sata and Mumba now connected with the number 666 in the Bible, its a clear discord. you are really a misteken Identity, even what you are saying is perhaps mistaken as well. the Ethiopian Eunuch was humble enough to seek explanation, cos he wasn’t able to understand, (Act8: 26-40).

  18. borat   January 9, 2013 at 09:39

    a thief is a thief regardless of his titles