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Church Wants Sata to Ask Kabimba, GBM to Quit in the Face of Corruption Probe

Zambia’s leading church motherbody, EFZ, is asking President Sata to impress on his ministers Wynter Kabimba and Geoffrey Mwamba, both of whom are engaged in a shadow succession battle, to step down in view of investigations surrounding their alleged corrupt activities.

Mwamba, commonly known as GBM, is accused of soliciting for a multi-million kwacha contract to supply Zesco poles while Kabimba is reported to have received kicks from Trafigura for influencing the government oil contract.

This information is before the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) whose public relations officer says the matter is receiving due attention as the two were being investigated.

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia executive director Pukuta Mwanza has appealed to President Michael Sata to ask the two ministers to step down to pave way for investigations by the ACC.

Reverend Mwanza, who was speaking in Chingola on Sunday during a church service, said it was prudent and in the interest of the nation the two ministers stepped down from their ministerial posts to allow for the investigations.

“The challenge is that the two Ministers cannot be investigated fully if they are still serving,” he said.

Rev Mwanza said the President would show commitment if he asked the duo to step down as they should not hold public offices during investigations.

He said the fear was that investigations could be interfered with if the duo were holding on to their offices on account of them holding senior Government offices.

Kabimba has teamed up to discredit GBM with The Post and its owner Fred M’membe by exposing alleged corrupt activities by his strong competitor for the PF top seat if President Sata decides to call it quits after one term

This forced GBM and his camp to hit back with allegations about Kabimba and his newly formed Midlands Energy Company which allegedly acted as middlemen for Trafigura in the oil scam.

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