Another scam has been exposed in which Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba, his permanent secretary and lawyer are defrauding former civil servants.
The latest scandal borders on fraud, theft and house breaking.
According to investigations conducted by the Zambian Watchdog, Kabimba, Justice Permanent Secretary Joseph Akufumba and Lusaka Lawyer Rabson Malipenga have been defrauding former Civil servants millions of Kwachas every month.
Kabimba together with Akufumba, his close associate transferred a payment file for Voluntary Separation Association of Zambia (VSAS) from Lukona Chambers owned by Nellie Mutti to Rabson Malipanga’s law firm without the consent of the 3568 retirees.
In fraudulent circumstance, Malipenga then deducts 15 per cent from each retiree’s payment every month then shares the money with Akufumba and Kabimba.
The three are working in collaboration with a Mr. Siachoke Simazeza the Chairperson for VSAZ who replaced late Nasando Isikanda.
To make matters worse, it is believed operatives were used to steal documents from Lukona Chambers.
In appreciation, Malipenga has offered free legal services to Wynter Kabimba during the tribunal, which is currently probing Kabimba .Malipenga is one of the lawyers who on Monday failed to cross examine former Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa after Mulusa sowed that Kabimba obtained pecuniary advantage when he obtained legal advise from the Solicitor General that benefited his political party.
“We will soon be writing to the Law Association of Zambia to discipline all the three because they are all lawyers. It is not only criminal but also unprofessional. It was Nelly Mutti who represented those people in court and the Judgement went in favour of Lukona Chambers not Rabson Malipenga. So LAZ has to play its part and the Police and the ACC have to play its part,” the source said.