Corruption And Abuse Of Office-By Dante Saunders

Corruption And Abuse Of Office-By Dante Saunders

To all presidents of the opposition political parties:

United Party for National Development (UPND)

Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)

Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD)

United National Independence Party (UNIP)

Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM)


Ref: Corruption and Abuse of Office

I write to bring to your attention the corruption and abuse of office that currently pre-occupied the PF government. In this regard, I write to propose that you petition Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union that they take keen interest and investigate alleged corrupt activities committed by some government ministers and other constitutional office bearers under the Patriotic Front (PF) government. My appeal is that lobby the SADC to investigate the alleged corrupt activities being perpetrated by some ministers and other constitutional officer’s holders in the PF government does not in any way mean that I have no faith in the institutions tasked to deal with such issues.



I am aware of the commendable jobs that can be done by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and the Auditor General is included.
However, while appreciating the good job that can be done by the institutions I am mindful of that because of high level of personalities being investigated the institution may in a somewhat compromised situation. For instance, the ACC, DEC may need to get permission from the appointing authority to probe government ministers and other constitutional office bearers. We have seen in the past, how some presidents have shielded some ministers that had clearly committed the wrong against the state from prosecution I am aware that, the ministers that were shielded by the presidents are those that were close to the appointing authority. We are seeing the same trend repeating in the Patriotic Front government efforts worse where some people appear to be immune from prosecution.

It all started with the case of the Director for Public Prosecutor (DPP), one Mutembo Nchito who despite facing various cases of abuse, fraud and other related cases, he still enjoys the protection of the president. Several people have called upon President Michael Sata to form of a commission to investigate various crimes alleged to have been committed by the DPP before he was appointed. For example, the Development Bank of Zambia scandal involving the DPP whose out come we all know. But the president with impunity has refused to listen to calls to have the DPP probed.

Now we have the case of two ministers accused of serious allegations committed by themselves during the course of their duties. The ACC have announced to this effect that preliminary investigations against Mr. Winter Kabimba who is justice minister and his defense minister counterpart Geoffrey Mwamba. The people have expressed fears that, the investigations will remain academic if the ministers remain in office while investigations are going on. Furthermore, some legal people have offered legal opinion that our law does not allow the investigations against a sitting minister to take place whilst in office. The president has been advised to suspend the two ministers to pave way for investigations. Still the president has remained mute.

We are also of the view that Mr. Kabimba should charged with a serious crime of inside trading regarding the importation of finished fuel product which may have many repercussion. He formed the company to import and distribute fuel in Zambia on 12th Januart shortly after concluding his investigations on how the MMD could have swindled Zambians huge sums of money in the amount of 2 trillion Kwacha. Such activities can quickly remove investor confidence thus affecting the social economic development of this country. The action taken by the president so far is a deliberate attempt to shield corrupt elements in his government. Since the people he is asked to suspend to pave way for a thorough probe are his close allies, the desired probe will never take place.

It is against his background that I invite you to consider engaging the SADC to pressure the president to cause the formation of the commission of inquiry to probe government ministers and constitution officer bears involved in graft. It is important that you partner with other friendly Civil Society Movement, the Church and the Law Association of Zambia in this quest. Let have this problem sorted out in its infancy otherwise it will be difficult to fish culprits and other ill vices in Zambia.
In conclusion, I also propose that you consider organising rallies to inform our people of the ongoing corruptions by this government, which clearly took power on the pedestal of fighting the vice. People need to be sensitised because I would be not be surprised that one day we shall wake up to a rude shock that the country would have ripped off and those guilt of such economic sabotage would have fled the country.
Yours in National Service


Dante Saunders


21 Responses to "Corruption And Abuse Of Office-By Dante Saunders"

  1. NDIYO ZO PULAMA   October 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Kingdom Hubby: Different Types Of husbands..elyashi tulefwaya not ama politics

  2. shik m   October 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Who ratified all the appointed constitution bearers before you mislead the pipo of zambia. MMD,UPND,FDD,ADD,and Independent MP together with PF FORM parliament the institution which has powers to scrutise all appointments and eventually ratified them,so its pointless for the author to write to them and complained about all this institution. please wake up and unity to develop this nation with the patriotic zambians finger pointing is long gone. We are able to have this short coming because of the current constitution.

  3. zimandola   October 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Lelo ni saturday bane, lets debate on this issue. Not utumalyashi twabena ka Iris. Anyway kaleufwa bwino nishi baleka jaza, jaza. All the best to Iris.

    • Erney   October 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Post educative staff and not Irris issues. She has been torchered enough she needs some rest. Kuti nakatomba akamwaice kalyaaaa…

  4. Mary   October 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

    my advise to Mr. Dante Saunders is, the fight against corruption should not only be the fight by the opposition political parties but ALL ZAMBIANS. this is the only way that this fight will be won. Its also important as we get such views out to the public to try and break down concepts such as SADC, what kind of a body is it,how does it function. mind you, the SADC has different platforms which deal with different issues such as elections, trade, e.t.c. Mr. Saunders do your homework to research more and advise the political parties correctly on which plateform to use so that they do not embrass themselves as they seek assistance.


  5. MR HAMIYANZE   October 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm


  6. Mr X   October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm


  7. Dr Phil   October 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Bravo, Mr Dante Saunders. This PF government is the most corrupt government in the history of the world. Corruption is in the DNA of PF officials. The two core principles that guide the PF are Corruption and Violence.

  8. Narrant   October 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Incomprehensible trash from a frustrated character.

  9. chomba   October 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Mr Dante Saunders with due respect,at one time you signed a police bond for a Zimbabwean General Manager of a named company who was charged and arrested for Theft charges amounting to K1.2 billion and eventually you were in forefront trying to induce the Police officers that they destroy the documents and you promise to give them K10 million which the alert officers refused and discovered that you even got KIA vehicle from the suspect which you kept at his house and which was recovered from him as a surity in case the suspect flee to Zimbabwe.
    For me you are the most corrupt Activities and must be the least person to comment about this.The best for you as a senior citizen MUST encourage all the political parties to work with the Govt of the day unlike the way you are trying to bring coase in the Country.
    Remember us real Zambians have only this country to live in.
    Please be a good advisor than the way you are behaving.if there is any reader of my article inform Mr Dante Saunders about it and if possible let him respond.
    The police Officers warned him that lead to the revocation of the Police Bond as he was planning to flee to Zimbabwe.fortunately he was convicted for 7 years and records are there at CRM Courts.Am to meet this man Mr Dante Saunders and testify against him in the courts of laws in any case has a criminal mind.

  10. Fault Finder   October 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Mr Dante Saunders must accept that corruption is deeply imbedded in mankind since Satan corrupted Eve. What guarranty is there that SADC isn’t corrupt. Even this artcle suonds corruptly composed. Just try to be honest where the system allows.

  11. Fault Finder   October 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    The “ok, here it is;” is not mine but a fault in Tumfweko’s system. They better remove it. It is distorting my comment.

  12. taliban   October 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    very courageous and indeed true..we need such men in Zambia!!

  13. cult hero   October 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I am disappointed na chizungu cha ba Dante…

  14. mature   October 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    the last time he was on radio chengelo, he really came out as an anti PF advocate. am not suprised with this article cos this man has sour grapes. is this the same ceo of lutanda equipments? just wondering….

  15. Bantustan Nyandule   October 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Uyu mufela anasila kudala and want recognition. unfortunately he is just misleading the already lost opposition. We have institutions that fight corruption and have responded to the GBM/Kabimba complaints. Why do you have to go to foreigners to report corruption. Anyway I do not blame the man, they say any single strand of hair a man loses, a neuron follows suit.

  16. Malalo   October 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Saunders is right the ACC is a joke I call upon all thinking Zambians to organize against all these corrupt leaders.

  17. Hidden Objects   October 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Corruption must be fought by all Zambians Mr. Saunders, without we Zambians fighting corruption,nothing will ever happen because this animal corruption is in some of our leaders pockets. The opposition has nothing to do over the issue but the ruling part should know better.

  18. Wiseman   October 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I have learnt not to trust any politician. the only politician I can trust is myself!! Apart from Kaunda and Mwanawasa, I am yet to see a president who means well for the people of Zambia. most of these politicians in Zambia are there not as servants of the people but to enrich themselves. God bless our Great Nation!!

  19. Mwenye   October 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Iwe chi Saunders mamka, Go to India and get Cholera. Shut your mouth, this countyr does not belong to you. Kimanyukunyuku, Misa iwe, umutulatulafye, we mulungwana iwe!

  20. tallmike   October 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    this saunders is lost.its like he is frustrated somehow.any way fools talk like this.