Nevers Mumba out on bail

Opposition MMD president Nevers Mumba Wednesday morning  appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to all the four charges slapped on him .

Dr Mumba was locked up at Woodlands Police Station in Lusaka overnight.

He was granted bail for KR 30,000 (K30 million).

Joint government investigations team public relations officer Namukolo Munyeme yesterday said Dr Mumba was arrested for willful failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to the management of public funds contrary to Section 33 (2b) of the repealed Anti Corruption Act No. 38 of 2010.

Dr Mumba was also charged with three counts of abuse of authority of office contrary to section 99 (1) of the Penal code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Munyeme said Mumba, on dates unknown but between June 1, and December 31, 2011at the High Commission in Canada being a person whose functions concerned the use of public revenue, willfully failed to comply with the laid down proceedures in receiving and disbursing of Canadian dollars 122, 229, 85, a donations to the Zambian government by a private company called Barrick Gold Corporation.

“Furthermore, Between October 1, 2009 and December 31 2010, Mumba did abuse authority of his office by awarding contracts valued at CAD$19, 850 and CAD$ 5, 248 for electrical works, carpeting and construction for a deck at the Zambian Mission in Canada to three Canadian private companies called Restcon Construction services, Argos Carpet Ltd and Stamark Construction respectively without following laid down procedure,” she said.


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    GK Lusaka 5 years

    Tyranny is a cruel and oppressive person, tended to be insecure, and to try to maintain his power by becoming increasingly oppressive. In psychiatry, this syndrome is often discussed as an “authoritarian personality disorder. Tyrants use arbitrary rule by force. If decisions are made, they are not made on the basis of the propositions, but are arbitrary, and that is the definition of the rule of men, as opposed to the rule of law. The worst way is in the appointment of judges that will go along with unconstitutional acts and weakening the legal system.

    Tyranny begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. It begins with the dominant faction winning support by paying off their supporters and suppressing their supporters’ competitors, but leads to public officials themselves engaging in illegal activities and using the law to suppress independent competitors. Internal spying and surveillance becomes the order of the day. A sign is false prosecutions of opposition leaders. Opposition parties are prevented from making effective arguments or challenging the government. This is usually done with popular support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of rights of minorities and individuals.

    Declaring a “war on crime or corruption” that becomes a war on civil liberties. When people who try to uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold into active tyranny. He dismisses charges for wrongdoing against persons who are “following orders”.

    The classic approach to domination of the people is to first take everything they have away from them, then make them compliant with the demands of the rulers to get anything back again.
    Acts of terrorism are blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared arrests using suppressive agencies. Burden of proof is on the defendant. Many if not most people are susceptible to being recruited to engage in repressive actions against disfavored views or behaviors, and led to pave the way for the dominance of tyrannical government.

    The key is always to detect tendencies toward tyranny and suppress them before they go too far or become too firmly established. The people must never acquiesce in any violation of the Constitution. Failure to take corrective action early will only mean that more severe measures will have to be taken later, perhaps with the loss of life and the disruption of the society in ways from which recovery may take centuries.

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    kanwa nda 5 years

    I attended the court session. doc is winning all the cases. ala mwisakama there is saki, sunday, mrs. kunda and zulu. ba prosecutor bacicepa. next session 31 nkamwebako.

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    Umkonto We Sizwe 5 years

    Where is HH people? He has been so quite for an opposition political leader. In Zambia you keep talking for as long as you are in opposition even if it means 15 years until you get in state house.