Archive | August, 2014

Trafigura investigation

The Trafigura controversy has not been resolved. It is  our hope that in the changed circumstances the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will be quick to reopen  with the same zeal and determination as they have done in other cases. The circumstances are the same and therefore treatment should be the same. It will be recalled that […]

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Wynter fired; PF celebrates

THERE was jubilation and ululations from Lusaka based PF cadres in town yesterday soon after it was announced that Wynter Kabimba had been sacked both as Justice Minister and secretary general of the ruling party. Patriotic Front youths yesterday took to the streets singing songs of solidarity to President Michael Sata and denouncing Mr Kabimba […]

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Girl relives her rape ordeal

A 16-year-old girl yesterday testified in the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court how she was allegedly locked up in the house by a man who also  had sex with her for over a week. This is in a case in which Collins Siantombo ,30, of Chipata Overspill house number 139/11 is facing one count of rape contrary […]

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Zambia records trade surplus of K117m

ZAMBIA has recorded a trade surplus of K117. 2 million in July compared to K43.8 million recorded last year in June. And the annual inflation rate, as measured by the all items consumers prices index for August has remained at eight per cent. Central Statistical Office (CSO) director John Kalumbi said that Zambia exported more […]

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Cabinet must be impeached, says Miyanda

The disappearance of President Michael Sata is a scandal and the Patriotic Front (PF) must not hold the country to ransom by refusing to explain the prolonged absence of the Head of State from public appearances, Heritage Party (HP) president Godfrey Miyanda has said. Brigadier General Miyanda has demanded the impeachment of cabinet for failing […]

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Mumba opened private account – Witness

A State witness in Nevers Mumba’s abuse of authority of office case yesterday admitted that  the account which the former envoy opened in Canada which had a sum of 122.229 Canadian dollars sourced from Barrick Gold Mines for the Zambia Canada Cultural  Exchange was private. Mr Joel Manyonga, an auditor in the office of the […]

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ZRA hurting all exporters over VAT

THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) is withholding Value Added Tax (VAT) for all exporters, including the mines, resulting in a severe liquidity crisis to the affected companies, the Chamber of Mines of Zambia has revealed. The Chamber said in a statement yesterday that suggestions that the current withholding of VAT refunds only involved the mines […]

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MMD tells off Fr Luonde

THE MMD has said it is heartening that Vice-President Guy Scott has openly rubbished the unfounded allegations by a hired group of individuals slandering and blackmailing Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda over government legal obligations to pay the mines the Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds. And the former ruling party has warned Anglican Church priest Father […]

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Illogical reasoning

A fallacy is faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument. This is the asinine argumentation that this country is being asked to countenance in the current “power” struggle raging within the Patriotic Front. The argument is that the Minister of Finance Mr. Alexander Chikwanda wants Government to pay the mines US$600 in withheld VAT because he […]

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Jean Kapata warns cartel

THE clique scheming to fraudulently take over the leadership of the Patriotic Front (PF) will soon be exposed and flushed out of the ruling party, Minister of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapata has warned. Ms Kapata has also revealed that she is one of the many cabinet ministers and senior PF officials being targeted by […]

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