PF claim Kambwili was once arrested in SA for stealing laptops

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The war of words between Chishimba Kambwili and the Patriotic Front (PF) is heating up, with the latter posting revelations that the Roan Member of Parliament was nabbed in South Africa three years ago on suspicion of stealing laptops.

Recently, Kambwili challenged President Edgar Lungu and his inner circle to disclose the source of their ‘sudden’ wealth, saying they were paupers before the PF came into power in 2011.

But chief government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga sprung to the defense of President Lungu, claiming he was not poor before becoming president as he had successful legal practice.

“What we must realise is that the President had a life before he became President. He is a lawyer. So questioning his capabilities because he is now the President is neither here nor there. What we must realise is that before the presidency, President Lungu is a very well educated man, he was a lawyer, so it is not like President Lungu just came in a poor man, no! We know lawyers are one of the most handsomely paid professionals in Zambia. This is not to say that President Lungu is building [shopping] malls through taxpayers’ money, it is not true. But questioning the aspect of whether President Lungu can own property, yes he is a Zambian. He is a Zambian entitled under the Constitution to own property, but it does not mean that when you own property, every property you own is coming from taxpayers money, it’s not true. President Lungu has clearly stated even before, that he was in business. It is not true that President Lungu came into State House a poor man, he is a lawyer by profession,” said Kampamba.

Kambwili, however, rubbished Kampamba’s claims, telling her to stop defending things she does not understand. He said was not true that President Lungu had money before becoming President, disclosing that he was a beggar who lived in Chiefs and traditional Affairs Lawrence Sichalwe’s garage for nearly two years.

“Mumwebe Kampamba Mulenga ati nalishiba ba Edgar Lungu ukumucila, bushe alishiba ati balikalapo namu garage? Mumwipushe ati bushe alishiba ati balikalapo namu garage yakwa (Lawrence) Sichalwe? (Tell Kampamba Mulenga that I know Edgar Lungu better than her. Does she know that Edgar Lungu once lived in a garage owned by Lawrence Sichalwe), the chiefs and traditional affairs minister for close to two years? That’s where he used to stay. He was given a ka small room in the garage and that’s where he used to sleep. So it should tell Mulenga Kampamba who President Lungu is. She is also saying that he was a lawyer. Does she know why he stopped practicing as a lawyer? He stole client’s money and it is in public domain. Why should you defend someone who used to squander client’s money?” Kambwili asked.

But Kambwili’s revelations appear to have unsettled the ruling party, leading the to post the following on their official Facebook page which is run by party media director Sunday Chanda:

It was in 2014, and Minister of Youth And Sport Hon. Chishimba Kambwili was having a cup of coffee in a restaurant in FourWays in Johannesburg.

An anti-theft and anti-robbery specialized unit swooped on the area and sealed it!

They ordered the criminal suspect , a burly figure in short sleeves shirt and shorts, down!
He was pinned with a gun to his head!

” I am a Cabinet Minister in Zambia, I am a Minister Mwebantu!” He screamed

The Police unit would hear none of it! They hit him to shut him up!

They picked their suspect, shoved him , cuffed him and bundled him in a police van and locked him up at the back.

He was driven to the Four Ways Police Station in Johannesburg.

Where he was for the next five hours until officials from the Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa came to bail him out.

A white shop owner swore upon his mother, that the suspect now identified as Chishimba Kambwili from Zambia, was the same thief and burglar that had stolen his laptops and the CCTV camera footage he surrendered to the Police could prove it! The complainant insisted!

The footage showed an almost identical burly figure to Kambwili, breaking in the heavily secured shops and stealing the laptops

The Zambian Embassy pleaded immunity for the Cabinet Minister and he was later released after a five-hour ordeal!

Embassy officials persuaded officers that this was a serious case of mistaken identity!

Or was it?

Embassy records show the case number, case record with details of complainant, footage and immunity pleaded!

They say; “don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house”!

The Chinese say; “don’t walk naked when you live in a glass house”!

Kambwili is yet to respond to these allegations.


17 Responses to PF claim Kambwili was once arrested in SA for stealing laptops

  1. So what if he did? We know somebody who stole a client’s money when he was practing as a lawyer. And somebody tell us which successful law firm this woman was talking about, Meno Meno and associates?

    September 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

  2. There is no four ways police station, I have never seen it, Yet I have leaved in Four ways for more than 15yrs.

    September 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    • Topaas Ave. Douglasdale, Sandton 2191. Douglas Drive off Witkoppen. Got it!

      On Fire
      September 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

  3. Difficult to believe this story. Am sorry to say that PF has lost grip. They have a lot to do before 2021 if they are to remain in office. By the way, I cannot see the PF supporting Edgar in 2021. This is my opinion. Thank you

    jason Nyirenda
    September 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

  4. He has his own Four ways. Because I also do not know where it is.

    September 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  5. This is not true at all. Anyway, imagine it was true, why are we hearing about it now? CK was minister since PF formed government, why aws he not fired for ‘stealing’n in a foreign country? Saturday Chanda should stop fooling around. We all know who the real thief is. But wait 2021 will bring with it the day of judgement. AFTER ALL WHO IS NOT A THIEF IN PF? NONE. TOP TO BOTTOM MOST.

    September 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

  6. The best is to reconcile not to fight back

    September 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

  7. So questioning his capabilities because he is now the President is neither here nor there.
    No it is both here and there. He wasnt a rich lawyer. He was so broke that he took client’s money so how has he got such a huge lump of money in one year in which he was not practicing but was only getting a President’s salary

    September 11, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  8. god the Almighty , who sees the the poor and the rich , liars like Sunday chanda and the God fearing people . yes even a fool could easily tell that Pf people are too childish . they are far from being the ruling party . Bakolwe basekana ifipato , Sunday chanda wipwila bwali kumuto . be serious men , behaving like dogs fighting for food , Sunday njala yakunyokola ? we are sick and tired of reading this rubbish coming from pf , Where are the real wise men and women to advice lungu? nafwa tata eeee uko amafi yanunka nayauma

    September 11, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  9. Any human being. Is bound to error bt wat is important is to turn to God and repent. So if these are true allegations for both ecl and ck, they shld simply ask God for forgivness instead of embarassing one another. My advice to the opposition is dat God already knws who wl rule dis country after 2021 and he is the one who appoints leaders so these allegations cannot change the wll of God. If God wants the opposition to come into power so be it nothing cn change dat bt if God doesnt want it wont work! Remember chanda chimba, znbc, mmd, upnd and many more evil plots who lamentably failed to stop the will of God to put MICHEAL CHILUFYA SATA in power! So loo lo lo!

    September 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

  10. What about thoz who stole huge cash during privatisation hv they repented? If nt advse them to do so bcoz wat does it benefit them to own the whole yet lose their soul. May be dat y they fail to succeed as president. Jst let them jst swallow their pride and repent God is ready to forgive!

    September 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    • If you are implying HH stole from privatisation process, then you are illiterate idiot living in the past. Looks like people in PF sold you a dummy and you are still hooked on it. Grow up man, and use what is left of your quickly diminishing pea sized brain.

      September 12, 2017 at 7:13 am

    • Didnt you hear Mumbi Phiri saying she has no evidence of HH stealing from mines when she was questioned in court?

      September 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

  11. That story does not hold any water. SHAME.

    September 12, 2017 at 7:31 am

  12. This has become so petty its a shame!

    September 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm

  13. Does it mean that when you are born of a humble background,you should die with that background? No wonder people have remained in mediocrity because their background states so.There is someone of a humble background,with unknown father,yet he is said to be rich and married,with children of an identifiable parentage.He did not do it the unfather way,as his.Things change in life as much as opportunities come to all.Think.CK should tone down.He can and will never match the Late Sata,though he wants to claim to be one such small cobra….patali!!!!!!

    September 15, 2017 at 11:05 am

  14. with due respect HON KABWILI every person has a history and you can never change your past but we use our past to perfect our future if he was poor let him be but his now ok its GOD who has made it possible for him when you are born poor it does not mean you die poor concentrate on building your political cv otherwise attacking ECL MULUNGU NIPATALI you will just finish your self

    pamaka pamaka
    September 19, 2017 at 9:03 am

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