Cash donation scandals that have plagued Kitwe PF DC Binwell Mpundu appear to be far from over.
In June last year, the Watchdog can reveal, K90,000 was donated to Mpundu at his office.
The background to this is that there was a fundraising dinner at Edinburgh hotel in June for restocking Buchi library.
The Guest of Honour was Tasila Lungu.
Various people made pledges, Tasila donated US$5,000 cash.
The Chairman of the Buchi- Kamitondo Childhood Association Simon Kabanda and the Treasurer Chomba Chimpusa squandered Tasila’s cash and disappeared.
The Association’s organising committee then advised the donors not to give the money to the association and appointed the DC Mpundu to be the custodian of the money not knowing that they were entrusting money into the custody of an accomplished humble crook.
When Cyme Cymz, a well known Jerabo was approached for a donation by the association, Cymz said he was on the low side financially in that week but had some loose K90,000 cash in his car’s glove compartment and this is how a handover ceremony was organised at Mpundu’s office (See photo of cash donation attached).
Since the day of the donation last year, each time the Buchi-Kamitondo Association requests for the release of the money for Buchi library, Mpundu has been claiming to be in an emergency meeting with President Edgar Lungu at State House or in some cases the Director General of the Intelligence.
“But he has been giving excuses since last year July. We have failed to reason with him because he tells us he is with Eagle 1. So Cymz should help us get the money before Mpundu goes into another meeting with President Lungu,” said a source familiar with the donation.
ZWD: That said we challenge Mpundu to deny this information before we come back for more.