Sata reprimands Kabimba for commanding police to search KBF’s law firm

Justice minister Wynter Kabimba’s appetite for power recently got him into a seriously trouble with president Michael Sata when he (Kabimba) ordered police to search the law firm belonging to one of the president’s close allies.

Sources at State House disclosed that shortly before Mr. Sata travelled to China, Kabimba and his cartel members Fred Mmembe and Mutembo Nchito called the Inspector General of the Police Stella Libongani and her deputy Solomon Jere and ordered them to search the law firm belonging to Kelvin Fube Bwalya popularly known as KBF.

Insiders said without knowing where the instructions were coming from, Libongani and Jere asked Lusaka province Commissioner to seal-off the law firm with a view to searched it and get some documents as ordered by Kabimba and his clique.

Sources said just when the operation was about to start, KBF was informed of the heavy police presence at his law firm, situated off Bwinjimfumu road in Roadspark,  near the Post newspaper.

“It was at this point that Mr. Bwalya directly phoned president Sata inquiring on what was happening at his law firm. The president expressed ignorance and immediately called Libongani and Mr. Jere to find out what was happening at the friend’s law firm,” sources disclosed.

PF insiders said the IG was also shocked that the president was not aware of the operation that was commanded by someone (Kabimba) she thought was a close ally to the president and immediately withdrew her officers from the firm.

Sources said the president summoned both the IG and her deputy to State House to tell him who ordered the search at KBF’s law firm or they will all be disciplined.

“The IG told the president that it was actually Mmembe, Kabimba and friends who commanded them that they wanted certain documents to do with the judiciary. But Mr. Sata also summoned Kabimba to State House to inquire on who told him to order the police to search KBF’s law firm. It is like Kabimba also had no proper answers and only said he wanted documents belonging to the judiciary, Sources said.

According to sources, the president asked whether there was a complaint from the judiciary regarding missing documents to which Kabimba said he just wanted to check something.

Sources said on investigations, it was discovered that Kabimba and the clique wanted to get documents relating to the operations of the Kola Foundation, an organisation that is preparing the transfer of power within the PF as recommended by Muchinga Chiefs.

Insiders say Mr. Sata was very upset with the behaviour of Kabimba and his clique that has unsurped so much powers from him.

Sources said Kabimba, Mmembe and clique have amassed so much power that they sometimes summon senior government and presidential appointees including the Army Commander, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and other heads of law enforcement agencies to give them directives without the president knowing.

“There are so many schemes that these boys have been doing in the name of the president who has been very ineffective to the point where the general talk in the PF government is that the entire administration is run by an unelected clique from Bwinjimfumu Rd (Post newspaper offices).  It is like the big man (Sata) had also given them too much powers and it is only now that some people are making him realise that they have destroyed his government,” sources said.

Sources said the dilemma for the president now is that he doesn’t know how much information these people have collected and able to unleash against his regime in order to blackmail him, so he fears to discipline them.

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114 Responses to "Sata reprimands Kabimba for commanding police to search KBF’s law firm"

  1. moses   April 20, 2013 at 07:55

    Y is zambian politics all about personalities?zambia wil only develop and go forward when intsituitoins become autonomous.very sad indeed

  2. mangani   April 19, 2013 at 19:01

    Wynter VS Mulongoti was a fifty fifty battle. Wynter failed to remind Mulongoti that it was Mulongoti who condemned all those who tried to challenge RB after the demise of Mwanawasa. Mulongoti used to wander why the Magande’s were not content with their cabinet positions by vying for the presidency. So Mulongoti has been inconsistent on many issues including FTJ’s cases. Wynter also seemed surprised that Mulongoti was not willing to serve on a level below vice president but what Wynter needed to be reminded is that he was serving under a President who also refused to occupy any other position less than a president. Why did President Sata resign from the MMD? Did Wynter follow what MCS used to say where the reasons why he left MMD? It is just exactly what Mulongoti was saying on ZNBC TV, no difference, although Sata is far much a better politician than Mulongoti. The only party presidents below Mulongoti are Cosmo Mumba and Siulapwa.

  3. Mpongo Muleya   April 19, 2013 at 10:39

    This is how Zambian citizens have been reduced to. You should know someone in authority, you should a relative of the President, Your sister should be screwing somebody with influence to have justice served.

    You can imagine what Kelvin Bwalya could be at this moment if he did not have special connection to the President.

    The IG will go down in history of this country a not the the first woman IG but as someone who compromised the Police Force. Solomon Jere may have a Law PhD but he will also be remembered as a sellout. I am surprised a Ngoni and a Jere with Ngoni Royal blood can be a stooge.

  4. form four   April 19, 2013 at 09:38

    Ecclesiasticas 3:18 In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
    in the place of justice—wickedness was there….ring a bell minister of justice and I repeat again in the place of justice—wickedness was there not my words but from the bible.

  5. mutambom   April 19, 2013 at 09:27

    Ata ka winter balikuchefya kuli mulongoti

  6. Sam Chungu   April 19, 2013 at 07:38

    The issue here is simple: the police and other investigative/law enforcement organs should not take directives from anybody in government. They must make their own decisions on what to investigate. In this case they may have done that after a report from Kabimba or others and are just trying to blame him to avoid telling the President that he has no right to question their actions. This sounds like a set-up against Kabimba.

  7. Mambwe   April 19, 2013 at 07:32

    Let President Sata act as a real Republican President and fire Kabimba, Mutembo Nchito and Dr. Matibini from arms of Governement. There could be a lot more acidic waters running under the bridge. This clique is a danger to President Sata’s political and biological life. Remember that Mwanawasa and RB saved lives of Sata and Kaseba.

  8. mulyadelele   April 19, 2013 at 06:59

    Continue mbuli ziyanga,,,,,wash yo eyes with colgete tooth paste.and bath with ajax to remove yo stupidity..we are all zambians.I think I need to use doom pest cide to rochese comfusing winter to presintial material

  9. chanda mukuka   April 19, 2013 at 05:33

    keep on ba watchdog updating

  10. ANGONI   April 19, 2013 at 04:47

    Winter is very. Duil he can’t Be our PresiDent dr mumba ok satA winter mutembo membe duil hh better

  11. Dr. G S   April 19, 2013 at 03:21

    God bless the president

  12. Dr. G S   April 19, 2013 at 03:20

    Dear God, we pray for the health of our president.

  13. 1 Zambia 9 Nations   April 19, 2013 at 02:49

    Can’t stand Kabimba. He really is an ignorant pr**k !!

  14. brown mwimpangubo   April 18, 2013 at 21:42

    U see Sata u only want 2 pin down non Bembas! Who doesnt knw that Kelvin Fube Bwalya is a conman?

  15. Sakeni   April 18, 2013 at 21:11

    The president cant fire Kabimba. He knows too much about him, health, wealth etc. He will have to do with him all the way!!!

  16. gkc   April 18, 2013 at 21:06

    U see my fellow zds this is how the power of the almight GOD works, slowly confussion getting closer like the tower of babilon waite nd c GOD is not happy with the pf style of governace he will whip them all

  17. peteje   April 18, 2013 at 20:55

    Rubish, useless, ridiculous, insane to think wynter can be president in 2016. Ba SATA will rule for two terms whether u like it or not. Inga uletalika ask munkombwe who will retire at 90

  18. peteje   April 18, 2013 at 20:47

    U are dreaming, that chap wynter can only be ward concillor in mumbwa. He’s too cheap to be presidential material! Do u even hear his vocabulary? I quess he attended a law night school in mumbwa… Wynter you are not even
    a founder member of pf so don’t reap were you didn’t sow

  19. Wynter Kabimbas Girlfriend   April 18, 2013 at 20:09

    Wynter 2016! sing with me all you PF thugs. Follow PF rule. we think, you follow. all oposition shall be eliminaed soon!

  20. Jerome   April 18, 2013 at 19:56

    HE please drop wynter he wil land you in problems mark my words

    • Wynter Kabimbas Girlfriend   April 18, 2013 at 20:03

      Useless Person.You are not a PF. A normal person is a PF. A PF must follow. we PF make the rules and lead you. so behave & change your comments to support Wynters PF Now.

  21. tonto fever   April 18, 2013 at 19:53

    Kaunda from malawi, chiluba from congo, sata from tanzania. Zambia needs an indigenous president whose both parents and great grandparents are zambians.

  22. Wynter Kabimbas Girlfriend   April 18, 2013 at 19:10

    Stupid are all of you against wynter!
    1. All you PF’s…support wynter for president 2016 coz sata will retire soon.
    You are under PF so follow the rule.
    Wynter for 2016! say it again! Wynter 2016!
    2. All you other people shall suffer! so support wynter NOW!
    If you dont, then you have a head like a pumpkin.

  23. umwine wakasensa   April 18, 2013 at 19:05


    • Wynter Kabimbas Girlfriend   April 18, 2013 at 20:06

      Rubbish what?
      Are you mad? say rubish opposition people! you are under PF. you are under our feet. support Wynters PF. thats a PF order!

  24. Chisa Sikopo.   April 18, 2013 at 18:37

    Whose sperm is he? Rejected! No wonder,such people are useless other than for the trouble they cause.

    • peteje   April 19, 2013 at 04:47

      I second…

  25. rb   April 18, 2013 at 18:21

    Winter should be taken back to the position he was (party secretary general only)

  26. zimbabwe   April 18, 2013 at 18:05

    if it is true that Winter and Sylvia are zimbabweans then it is beyond doubt that you zambians can not even rule your selves.
    remember that it was proved that KK was from Malawi.Chiluba was fron tanzania and RB was from Zimbabwe,
    Can the docile Zambians see all this.
    I am sure in the present government you will later in life find that most of the ministers were from Angola,Malawi.Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
    All you lazy zambians know is to steal and being lazy.
    The outsiders have proved that they(foreigners) are are very interlegent and hard working.
    A lesson to zambians.
    To Winter and Sylvia i say keep it up.
    teach the zambians how to rule

  27. ba Anthony   April 18, 2013 at 17:37

    Any comment from kelvin bwalya

  28. Pablo Bwalya   April 18, 2013 at 17:24

    Ka Winter Kabimba ” traitor and a Judas Iscariot of our time.” Please ba mudala disassociate yourself from these hungr power evils like Winter, Meembe M Nchito and Silver before its too late.

  29. Chalo Ku Wama   April 18, 2013 at 16:57

    Some people are taking advantage of Sata’s low level of education to trick him. Otherwise how does one explain the Zambia Railways saga and the prominence of the cartel that has taken over the running of the country even without having been elected themselves?

  30. kambili   April 18, 2013 at 16:56


  31. dumbo   April 18, 2013 at 16:49

    Kabimba is very dull so what ever mumembe tells him to do he just does with out asking questions.What a dull idiot and he is a government minister,the idiot did not know the reason why the police went to search conman bwalyas premises.

  32. Moses   April 18, 2013 at 15:04

    Stella Libongani and Jere are the most useless police IGs ever not even under one party state were there such tools in that office.

    • Original   April 18, 2013 at 15:56

      True they are useless. I refused to take orders from Legal advise to then President and told him to pass his instructions through Ps Home Affairs and it ended at that. IG is useless

  33. Muchende   April 18, 2013 at 14:44

    Watchdog, luk at how they(ba PF) ar commentng since this news serves az an eye opener 4 their Ukwa but they insulted U and called U childish wen U talked of Urinary bag. Good work ba watchdog

  34. Muchende   April 18, 2013 at 14:25

    I come from Mumbwa where kabimba comes from (kwashikatende). His biological father rejected the pregnance and never supported him in his education: but was helped by his father’s young brother and this iz the Old Man he calls his father. I think, a ndebele man iz truly his father.

    • Ulemona   April 18, 2013 at 15:29


      • Kalaba   April 18, 2013 at 15:31

        Was wondering as well

    • wanabe   April 18, 2013 at 15:54

      Muchende is trying to say something here. Remember how he insulted FTJ by saying unlike him (FTJ) he knew who is father was.

    • Mwine Mushi   April 18, 2013 at 15:59

      Lwenu ba kamushi bafikala!

    • eagle's eye   April 18, 2013 at 16:45

      this is interesting indeed. maybe it explains his connections with Sylvia Murambiwa.they seem to share a Zim pedigree.

    • dumbo   April 18, 2013 at 17:07

      So why did winters father reject him, I think I know the reason why winter kabimba mother must have been the village whore.