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SATA Tells Mine Owners: Beware Of Imposters Siphoning Money From You Using My Name

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has warned mining firms to be wary of unscrupulous people obtaining money and masquerading as his representatives.

Investigative wings have since been directed to pursue the fraudsters and ensure they were arrested.

“The Presidency wishes to caution mining firms on the Copperbelt to be wary of unscrupulous persons that are obtaining money whilst masquerading as representatives of His Excellency, President Michael Sata,” State House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday.

State House reacted following numerous reports and complaints reaching the Presidency concerning fraudsters that were obtaining money or some other benefits by calculated deception from emerald mines.

This is amidst claims that were sent by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and President Sata in particular.

“State House firmly states that President Sata can never send an individual to undertake such a deceitful task, and does not intend to do so now or in future.

“Furthermore, our word of caution to those behind this disgraceful, crooked and irresponsible behaviour is for them to stop at once before they meet the penalty of their deeds.

President Sata has therefore urged the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

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5 Responses to SATA Tells Mine Owners: Beware Of Imposters Siphoning Money From You Using My Name

  1. Sssshh

    November 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

    lol

  2. Comfort

    November 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Dat just goes to show how porous our systems are..it should never be easy to claim to be representatives of da president,iv never heard of such a thing.unless he has been involved in illegal personal dealings.it really z discouragn dat ther z no standard procedure as regrds to state or presidential dealings.*@&+*!

  3. Mwanarob

    November 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    The mine owners should own up. How possible is it for them to pay money out without properly verifying with the person to receive the money. My only explanation is that they either have too much money or they got the mines in dubious ways and have to cough out money all the time to the king of the day.

  4. Special man

    November 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Yeah right as if, how brave does one get to say he was sent by sata that just a lie tell cadres that story the ll buy those lies

  5. VMMM

    November 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Firstly ba tumfweko, please give the correct headline. What you reported is not syphoning.
    Just a reminder :
    Siphoning is to dishonestly take money from an organization or other supply, and use it for a purpose for which it was not intended.

    These were not siphoning the money, because the money was never intended for HE M C Sata, the claim which he has refuted.
    Ba reporters/ writers of the article should go back to school and do english lessons or mulelembafye muchibemba amalyashi yenu aya.