Politics

Post’s Liquidation Doesn’t Mean My Death, says M’membe

Socialist Party 2021 presidential candidate Fred M’membe says the provisional liquidation of his company, Post Newspapers Limited, does not mean his death.

M’membe said this after a seven-hour questioning at Muchinga Province Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by the Police commissioner Joe Njase.

Upon arrival at the station at 08:25 hours, he was availed a statement of complaint by the Post provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho and police recorded a warm and caution statement from him at 14:25 hours.

According to the party, the  complaint states that police were making inquiries in the offence of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 (1), a, b,c (2), (3) of the forfeiture of proceeds of crime Act Number 19 of the laws of Zambia.

“It is alleged that Dr Fred M’membe, on unknown dates but between the year 2012 and June 19, 2019, acquired land and built structures in Mwika Village, sub-chief Mwaba Nkulungwe, chief Nkula’s area in Shiwang’andu district of the Muchinga Province of the Republic of Zambia,” the statement read.

The said structures are alleged to be from resources suspected to be proceeds realised from some Post Newspapers Limited shares and assets which Dr M’membe is further alleged to have concealed and not declared to the provisional liquidator of the Post Newspapers Limited in liquidation.

The former the Post Editor-in-chief said he understood the allegations levelled against him.

“You’re further warned and cautioned that you’re not obliged to say anything in answer to these allegations unless you wish to do so. But whatever you say shall be taken down in writing and may be used in evidence in the courts of law,” the Police told Dr M’membe. “You’re also reminded that you have a constitutional right to legal representation.”

M’membe chose to respond and said: “Unless they kill me physically, I will still be here smiling, laughing. I came into this world with nothing and I will leave with nothing. As long as I live and in good health, I will be able to feed myself. This year, I produced maize at Mwika; a huge harvest which nobody in the entire history of Nkulugwe has ever produced.”

He added that “Mr Mosho is provisional liquidator of The Post Newspapers Limited, he is not a provisional liquidator of Fred M’membe, Fred M’membe has a life separate from and beyond Post Newspapers Limited”.

“The provisional liquidation of Post Newspapers Limited does not mean death of Fred M’membe. Post Newspapers Limited was a creation of Fred M’membe. Fred M’membe is not a creation of the Post Newspapers. But it would seem when they placed the Post into provisional liquidation, they thought that was the end of Fred M’membe’s life; they thought he was dead and buried. They can’t believe he’s still alive today smiling, laughing. And even built a huge house in the village,” Dr M’membe said.

“They wanted me to die. They took away my investments of 25 years. I’m in Mwika village not because I have nowhere else to go; I am there because that’s the land of my birth. The land my ancestors left me with, collectively with my relatives. It is not land curved for me by some benevolent sub-chief. I went to Lusaka after finishing my form five at St Francis Secondary School, Malole, P.0. Box 49 Kasama, Northern Province of the Republic of Zambia in 1976. I went to Lusaka to attend the University of Zambia.  After that I started work in Lusaka.”

He stated that his response to Mosho’s complaint is that he did not commit any crime and he had not procured any form of proceeds of crime as complained and that any honest investigation will prove that.

Dr M’membe described Mosho’s complaint as simply a political ploy by him and his political masters to try and curtail his political work for 2021.

He was recently issued a call out to report to Chinsali Police in connection with a house he built in his village, Mwika, in Shiwang’andu district.

Muchinga Police Division issued the call out to Dr M’membe via Police Headquarters in Lusaka where he was summoned to appear last Thursday.

Dr M’membe was ushered in with only two party officials while the rest of his delegation were ordered not to come out of their motor vehicles.

10 Comments

  1. Bashikulu Em2a

    One Dr.Fred Member reacting and expressing himself!Courageous and to his point!Am not educated,finito.

  2. Gangsta grabs

    How big is Fred’s house in mwika that has caused Lungu’s testicles to shlink.True, pf thought he was finished,unlike Lungu he is smart,he made himself rich in business not kickbacks like Lungu.Edgar would still be eating mitu ya ng’ombe ku chawama if it wasnt for a miracle that took him to state house.To bad boys like me he will always be worthless, drunkad, underachiever, client dribler.kalijo engineer.You cant break a real man,go Fred go.

  3. Nyeeeeeeleti 🦉 🦉

    Kunyo kwako ka Gangsta grabs galu🐕🐕🐕🐕

  4. Gangsta grabs

    Ka nyereti until i fuck your wife,i will pwanya malepe pa last naku lukila mukati mwa pussy yake.

  5. SEE MIND

    M’membe you are a man. If you want your Post newspaper back in our eyes in this cointry you must join PF first then everything will come to normal. Your POST in !!!

  6. Milton Mulenga

    Zambia a Christian nation ? Next time mudala bakakwipusha eko wafumishe insalamo pakupa !

  7. Chalo Wandya

    Ninshi Nomba umuntu takulanya ati wanyela apa? Fred has a life to lead beyond the post Newspaper. You fool’s wanted to finish him, its impossible because the guy is intelligent and knows how to make money and not ukwiba ati uubomba mwibala lelo mwilila kumo ne mbuto! Lekeni umuntu ba konto imweeee

  8. Chalo Wandya

    Ninshi Nomba umuntu takulanya ati wanyela apa? Fred has a life to lead beyond the post Newspaper. You fools wanted to finish him, its impossible because the guy is intelligent and knows how to make money and not ukwiba ati uubomba mwibala alelolya mwibala mwilila kumo ne mbuto! Lekeni umuntu ba konto imweeeea

  9. Jayalljay

    Being a Revolutionary guard, remain steadfast, the struggle is real. Just a thought.

  10. Angoni

    This is the part that i liked about president Lungu, this man Fred once thought himself as indomitable until President Lungu appeared on the seen. Anything that goes up must come down due to force of gravity says Sir Isaac Newton, i doubt if Fred will raise to that height of self proclaimed king maker again.

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