UPP leader launches inquiry into President Lungu’s “immense” wealth

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United Progressive Party leader Saviour Chishimba has dropped a bombshell, revealing that the properties pictured belong to republican president Egar Lungu.

And Dr. Chishimba has given President Lungu a seven-day ultimatum in which to confirm or deny that the pictured properties ar his, adding that if he provides facts to the contrary, he (Dr. Chishimba) will be the first to publicly apologise.

In the run up to last year’s general elections, President Lungu declared during the filling-in of nominations that his wealth had more than doubled in less than 18 months. The Head of State’s wealth rose from K10 million in November 2014 to K23 million in May 2016. However, no explanation has yet come forth for this rapid increase in networth.

But in a dramatic Facebook posting titled “PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE IMMENSE WEALTH OF PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU – PART ONE”, Dr Chishimba labeled President Lungu corrupt and challenged him to explain how he has acquired “vast” amounts of wealth.


“The President of the Republic of Zambia is not above the law and he/she must be the number one protector of public resources,” Dr Chishimba charged, adding that President Lungu’s government is currently cracking down on opposing voices in order to conceal their corrupt activities.

“The corruption of the President of Zambia has potential to plunge the country into lawlessness and abuse of human rights predominantly because in an attempt to cover up the rot, all opposition leaders and the media are silenced through trumped up changes.

“The ultimate aim is to cow all citizens into silence through scare tactics. This way, citizens cannot report cases of plunder and through state terrorism (state sponsored violence) the despotic regime can impose itself on the people through the rigging of elections. This is what corruption and bad leadership can do to destroy the soul of every nation,” The former Kasama PF Member of Parliament Charged.

“We have said before that over K50 billion has been plundered under the PF regime over the past five years and over 50% of these public funds have been repatriated into offshore accounts through mafias and the bogus Chinese contractors.”

He also wondered why President Lungu has still not acted on the alleged corrupt members of his cabinet that he himself brought to the public’s attention.

“His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the President of Zambia, has openly informed the people of Zambia that huge amounts of money were corruptly being deposited into the personal accounts of his Ministers, but the people of Zambia are still waiting for a report on how much has been recovered.

“We are afraid to note that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu himself must fully explain how he has powered his way into immense wealth over the past two years of his Presidency -from the net worth of K2 million in 2015 to over K27 million in 2016 (one year).”

The outspoken anti-corruption crusader has also accused President Lungu of attempting to use his travel allowances as a way of justifying his sudden accumulation of wealth.

“UPP is fully aware that, like FTJ Chiluba, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has been traveling around the world as a way to just his allowance-based earnings as the source of wealth. This is a cheap strategy, especially that Zambia is failing to balance the budget under his humble leadership.

“We give President Edgar Chagwa Lungu seven days to either confirm or deny part one of the report in our possession in respect of the properties in the pictures hereunder exhibited. If he provides facts to the contrary, we shall be the first to render a public apology.”

Meanwhile, Dr Chishimba has challenged the PF regime to explain the role of the Chinese contractor, AVIC in all the public projects, further demanding an immediate forensic audit of AVIC and all its deals in Zambia.




6 Responses to UPP leader launches inquiry into President Lungu’s “immense” wealth

  1. Lungu is just a corrupt thief. He will be followed up and will never enjoy this stolen wealth in two years. This is the reason he’s silencing zambians and turning to dictatorship.

    June 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

  2. This has all the hallmarks of Rupiah Banda. Remember he did similar things when he was president? Whenever lungu goes out of the country it’s to sign personal deals

    Mango Munching President
    June 25, 2017 at 10:20 pm

  3. Lungu is a thief. He is putting Zambia deeper in debt, building an airport in the Copperbelt to get their votes. WHy do we need yet another airport. It is for him and his ugly mistress Phiri to go to when Mrs. Lungu is not looking. The next president must audit him and his cronies. They are getting rich while we suffer. Zambians will rise up and Lungu and his dogs will run like dogs. He can build 200 houses but he will never have class or intelligence. his father Mugabe. Your time is coming , Mr. Drunk.

    June 26, 2017 at 2:32 am

  4. thanks Dr. savior for the heads up these are the courageous people and brave citizens of zambia who cares and need support from every meaningful zambians not ba chipimo nawakwi and that stupid guy /lady, organization or church who is always in support of thieves, plunderers and zambian economy and democracy`s enemies.its like thieves of all seasons.Zambia is our nation therefore we all need to be vigil guarding and protecting its wealth, democracy and other human rights. it requires you and me to make sure zambias health is ok otherwise our nation zambia is sick and is crying to everyone for medical aid and get healed
    look at how it`s limping economically and democratically our rights be infringed on. UPP party is the only second opposition party like upnd that play the role of opposition and not exploiters who are both in mmd and pf there they appear as ministers and some times as mmd president these are the most corrupt zambians who are there to enrich themselves. surely how would you oppose or decampaign a party you have saving. these selfish individuals have sold us they can nt provide checks and balances in parley. but ignorance consumes most zambians and one wonders why they are always in government.and some fake pastors always in state house begging for bread shame.

    June 26, 2017 at 7:57 am

  5. With the current situation in Zambia where all gvt wings are forced to praise the wrongs. This good revelation will go unchecked. Sad

    Best Cop
    June 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

  6. Now we know were the Eurobonds have gone. No wonder he had to do everything to ensure the petition is not heard and determined by facts. What a shame. Thank you Savior. Zambia resources are for all Zambians and not a few.

    A true Zambian
    June 28, 2017 at 8:12 am

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