Former North Western Province minister Dawson Kafwaya who was yesterday arrested by the Anti Corruption Commission – ACC yesterday cried like a baby fearing that he could be jailed and accused National Planning minister Lucky Mulusa to have reported him to the ACC, but the watchdog has information that it is in fact Richard Kapita who reported Kafwaya and not Mulusa.
Kafwaya complained to former UPND vice president Richard Kapita that Mulusa wanted him jailed because he (Mulusa) was bitter by the defeat that he suffered at the hands of the young banker turned thief. He pleaded to Kapita to help him secure an appointment with Edgar Lungu so that his case can be diluted. Kafwaya further complained that Mulusa has always been blocking him from his efforts to meet Lungu to try and solicit for business contracts and now wants him jailed because Mulusa still wants to re-contest the Solwezi Central seat in 2021.
But the Watchdog is reliably informed that it is the same Richard Kapita who reported Kafwaya to the ACC. Soon after taking office, Kapita was confronted by the PTA from Mutanda high school to follow up the blocks that were donated by Mei company Limited and after he followed up the donation, the company confirmed and showed him the documentation which was missing from the office. Typical of his traitor characteristic, Kapita reported the matter to the ACC and to cover his tracks again admitted Kafwaya’s cries against Mulusa.
Kafwaya who was brought into political limelight by UPND but later ditched the party to accept a ministerial position was yesterday arrested for corruption involving diversion of 6,000 donated bricks worth K30,000 to build his personal house. The bricks were donated by Mei company for the construction of a classroom block at Mutanda High school. He was later released on police bond and is expected to appear in court soon.
Earlier this year he was also embroiled in a land wrangle in Chalala area where he wanted to abuse his position to grab a plot from the initial owner and the matter is in court with Kafwaya contesting that he is the rightful owner.