Sakeni warns RB on Amsterdam statements

Straight from hospital where he had been admitted for what looks like HIV related illness, Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says he is disappointed that former President Mr Rupiah Banda has continued to issue unwarranted attacks against the Government through his lawyer Robert Amsterdam over the ongoing investigations for his alleged wrongdoing while in office.

Mr Sakeni, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services minister,  said It was very clear that Mr Banda has chosen to play politics on very serious allegations of wrongdoing that he is facing as the statements he is issuing through his lawyer clearly demonstrate this fact.

Mr Sakeni said as a responsible Government that respects the rule of law, government would like Mr Banda to receive adequate facilities through the established channels of the due process of the law  in defending himself.

“Mr Banda wants to tell lies even on straight forward matters. He claims that the Joint Investigations Team (JIT) postponed his  questioning to Friday to facilitate his arrest this weekend. However, we have established that it was actually Mr Banda’s lawyers who suggested Friday after the JGIT informed him that the questioning would continue on Thursday”, said Mr Sakeni.

The Minister said government would like, therefore, to warn Mr Banda, for the last time, to desist from defending his case through the media by issuing disparaging statements against the ongoing investigative process.

Mr Sakeni said should Mr Banda continue with this practice, Government will be left with no choice but to make public his very embarrassing details of his wrongdoing which the investigators have uncovered.


“We hope  he will then not complain that he is being tried in the media”, warned Mr Sakeni.

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129 Responses to "Sakeni warns RB on Amsterdam statements"

  1. David   March 25, 2013 at 10:04

    In Zambia, people are tried and convicted through the media. So one has to defend him/herself through the media. The courts just rubber-stamp. If you do not tell the press you are innocent then you are presumed to be guilty. So Sakeni has no right to stop RB from using the press to defend himself from M’membe and his cohorts’ allegations

  2. Ngilingindo   March 25, 2013 at 08:47

    hahahahahaha..with a green suit like an insect..kkekekekekekekekekekee

  3. Rusco   March 25, 2013 at 07:43

    Ati Ba Sakeni, Ba Sakeni, bushe nibantu aba naimwe? Muntu mupwile uyu. Tapali fyo ali shita ino. Can’t you see that he is just paturbed with what is going on in Zambia. He has no stable home kumyabo, Bakashi baliya and his colleagues in Luapula do not even like him.

  4. katongo nsambe   March 24, 2013 at 21:37


  5. hamoongajoojo   March 24, 2013 at 09:58

    stop stigmatizing people,grow up in your reporting.bring good news not this trash.

  6. Mambwe   March 23, 2013 at 19:38

    Sakeni has proved to be a very useful idiot serving the schemes generated by Kabimba and Mmembe to reduce the Bemba dynasty into a state of nonentities. Kabimba and Mmembe are scheming over a hypothesis to destroy the tribal ties between the ‘Bembas’ and ‘Ngonis’. Apart from the Late Mwanawasa who saved Sata’s life, RB actually served Dr. Kaseba’s life partly because of the historical tribal Bemba-Ngoni links.

    In as far as the Kabimba-Mmembe working hypothesis is concerned, the objective is to destroy GBM’s support base from the Ngonis. Hence Kabimba’s action to suspend Lameck Mangani and Lucas Phiri.

    The hatred between the Kabimba-Mmembe Lenje group vs the GBM-Kambwili-Nsanda Bemba group will surface prominently as soon as Sata dies. The apparent persecution of RB is a peripheral scheme to cloud up the internal leadership crisis within the PF structure.

  7. CHOOMA   March 23, 2013 at 19:11

    This man Sunkeni and the colours of his clothes….awful really! As a minister Grey, Black, Blue suits would be more appropriate not Green, Red, Pink, etc the colours he chooses! Just refer to Obama, Zuma, Cameron, Kikwete, Odinga, etc. The brand new unpressed colored suits which Sunkeni wears means he is Gay minister in the wider world – and but may he actually is Gay. Zakumbuyo bane!

  8. Kay Hummer   March 23, 2013 at 18:33

    Robert Amsterdam is the USEFUL idiot himself!!!

  9. Think Tank   March 23, 2013 at 18:11

    From HIV related illnesses……..i hope its not about STIGMA..
    HIV must never b the measure of how we relate wth fellow humans.
    HIV is not a qualification…even those of u who think are least at RISK are not 100% safe.HIV is not SIN either.
    Lets have empathy.mauy GOD bless Zambia

    • Musanibvute   March 23, 2013 at 19:02

      the editor thinks he is immortal and wants to stigmatize others. Remember Lucy Sichone thought she would die before Lemmy Mushota but it was opposite

  10. Kulekwamyo   March 23, 2013 at 17:17

    Ha ha, AIDS related illness, lol!

  11. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:20

    Zambian people help rubbish bin answer to his charges. The man is afraid of what? Thieeeeeeef

    • Czar   March 23, 2013 at 16:43

      This “Rubbish Bin” stuff you trying is boring and not being bought by others. Try something else you muppet!

      • mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 17:13

        It can only be disciples like yourself. Let rubbish bin go in and clear himself.

        • Czar   March 23, 2013 at 18:36

          You are a very dull muppet and your reasoning shows that indeed you are a retarded fool. People should not “go in” in order to clear themselves. Only the guilty should “go in”.

          • Mpangula Mputyu   March 24, 2013 at 06:48

            Now translate this into English for many people to understand, I have failed to understand the language.

      • mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 17:14

        It can only be disciples.

        • Czar   March 23, 2013 at 18:38

          Meaning what? This incomplete sentence shows your need – go back to school!!

    • Blackwater   March 23, 2013 at 17:49

      Try convincing us using your brain. You mean in the whole PF you are all retards?

  12. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:16

    Rubbish bin is now serving as the only saviour for mmd and upnd and yet that is the trick to win sympathy. Disown him and see how people will trust your parties.

    • tonto   March 23, 2013 at 17:19

      New name rubbish bin. Chawama.

    • maguys   March 23, 2013 at 21:10

      Can you compare RB with CNP?

  13. chikubabe   March 23, 2013 at 16:15

    sakeni concentrate on improving yr dental formular,its horrible.

    • maguys   March 23, 2013 at 21:12

      Every human being is wonderfully and frealy nade in the image og God,please

  14. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:14

    Hh rubbish bin will finish you. The man is a proper corn.

  15. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:12

    Mr. Sata check those working for state house. There are some bad nuts. Get ride of them.

  16. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:10

    Rubbish Bin media. The whole country will know who you are. Working for state house and yet very close to rubbish Bin.

    • gh   March 23, 2013 at 16:50

      You a child from an adulterous woman

    • tonto   March 23, 2013 at 17:17

      Walasa ati rubbish bin. Kekekeke.

  17. kaseba mwansa   March 23, 2013 at 16:08

    Can’t somebody volunteer to help Mr Sakeni to choose better colours of his clothes!His clothes don’t suit him,they look very old! As though they were bought from SALAULA!

    • eagle's eye   March 23, 2013 at 16:25

      the fact that he looks like an orangutan does not help either…

    • Chaona Muzako Chapita   March 23, 2013 at 18:25

      Sakeni’s choice of clothes are typical of a pimp. Pimps wear multi colored clothes so that they can easily be identified even in the dark.

  18. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:02

    Rubbish Bin

  19. mnamuchende   March 23, 2013 at 16:00

    Rubbish Bin must face the law. Bring his Amsterdam and face our court. Judges do not be afraid. Jail this guy.

  20. Blackwater   March 23, 2013 at 15:52

    By the way has this Buffon ever responded to to issues raised by General Miyanda or he finds it easy to be a useful idiot for Mmembe?

  21. Dr mupati   March 23, 2013 at 15:06

    Mavireck re dull who told only a doctor knows HIV related illnesses I think both of u have side effects of EFV(efavirenz).I’m not a doctor

  22. simbwindibwi   March 23, 2013 at 14:55

    does it mean if u spokesperson then u only respond to opposing views, he wouldnt respond to other areas eg students not getting allowances, mealie meal shortages, street vending and uncleanliness of our cities, crazy currency but Mr Sakeni only knows responding to Armsterdam, shame!

  23. Doja   March 23, 2013 at 14:44

    HIV/AIDS has gone to his brains and he is not thinking properly. Sakeni went on fishing expedition in UTH and has discovered latest information on RB. Bring it out may be it will make sense to some of us rather than the information Kabimba provided which was disjointed. No wonder Kabimba has never won a case in court, it is because of the way he organises his facts.