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Ex-Minister Mwale Jailed

mwaleFormer Mines Minister under the Rupiah Banda administration Maxwell Mwale has been sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for abuse of authority.

Mwale has been jailed alongside his deputy Boniface Nkhata for theft of 40 bicycles valued at K22, 000.

Magistrate Ruth Chilembo sent the duo to jail for stealing the bicycles that were meant for small scale miners.

In mitigation the duo had pleaded that they get a lesser sentence as they were breadwinners but the court said doing so would sent wrong signals to public officials.

Mwale was also convicted in February 2015 over the unlawful granting of a mining licence to a Chinese firm.

12 Comments

  1. HH azinama!

    Iyeee. How sad.

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  2. Loadist

    ON THIS ONE I WOULD SUPPORT LUNGU USING HIS PREROGATIVE OF MERCY. IN GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS WE HAVE BIGGER FISH TO FRY. IF LUNGU COULD FORGIVE A PEDOPHILE I WOULD SAY FORGIVE MWALE!!!!!

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  3. Black water

    kikikikiki from black or blue jacket to Orange safari suit. if you try to show some remorse how pardon you on 24 th October. but don’t segregate these guys were many

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  4. Jkm

    If a leader Rupia banda can steal from poor Zambian people what of his followers, mmd government under rupia was sent by devil to destroy Zambia and steal,Lungu naena ati nashuka nasanga Chief adviser, not Chief but thief adviser.

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    • shilesa hunter

      how did Rupiah Banda steal from poor Zambian people? what did he steal from them?

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  5. Wise D

    Teach him a lesson.You have even ashame d your family,foolish father.

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  6. Ross Kazeze

    Hard labour

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  7. Ross Kazeze

    Hard labour,

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  8. Ross Kazeze

    Hard labour, foolish father’s

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  9. Clement Chileshe

    Lawyers should defend their clients in court before Judges pass Jail Sentences. Once they are jailed, they must serve at least 1/4 of the Jail Sentence in Prison before engaging Lawyers for them to repent – CMC BUNGONI – 0968-757608 / 0971-109525

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  10. shilesa hunter

    JKM what did Rupiah Banda steal from poor zambian people? tell me how he did that.

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  11. Emmanuel

    Hehehehe i like that, those pipo don’t deserve forgiveness they are more than a lesson to us

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