After exposing the dubious K169m 30 Kilometres road maintenance contract between Sable transport and the PF government in which a man also died during the illegal quarrying, police in Kabwe have been forced to write a fake report backdated to 12th January 2016.
The ‘report’ to the Mines safety department however confirms our investigated story of a man who died at the quarry and secretly buried with no post-mortem done. The deceased has been named as Michael Sakila aged 23 and of Mutendere compound of Lusaka. Other than Kamukoshi and Timba, other Central division police officers corrupted by Sable transport include Detective Sergeant Simwawa, Detective Chief Inspector Kamukwamba and a Superintendent Chipalata.
“Sir I have a report to you that on 19th November 2015 D/C/Inspector Kamukwamba, D/Sergeant Simwawa together with one George Banda of Safety department mined booked out Mondaki were a drowning in respect of the phone call” reads the letter signed by Kamukwamba.
And another letter dated 30th April 2015 was ‘manufactured’ purporting that Sable Transport was granted authority to mine stone aggregates for the Kabwe – Chibombo road for a period of one year. But sources at the Mines development department where the letter purportedly originated have disowned it.
In spite of bearing the signature of the director of mines Mooya Lumamba the letter lacks civil service format. It doesn’t have any reference number and has not been copied to any other office, not even the Ps at Mines ministry!! However, the same letter complicates matters as it has conditions attached to it which Sable doesn’t meet.
Meanwhile we have information that State house has directed that all documents for this fishy contract be kept securely only at state house to avoid leaks but Watchdog sources at state house have assured that they will release the document to the publication.