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Witness Testifies: Dr Chilufya’s Earnings Exceed K22 Million In 7 Years

Anti-Corruption Commission investigations officer Chipampe Chipili Manda has testified before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court that Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya’s total earnings for the period November 2013 to February 2020 was over K22 million.

Mr Manda said this when trial commenced in the case where Dr Chilufya is charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Before Lusaka chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale, Mr Manda, 34, of Chelstone in Lusaka said the investigations team further investigated whether or not the accused had financial capacity from his known legitimate sources of income to acquire the properties in question in Mansa and Dubai.

The witness said he established from the National Assembly that Dr Chilufya earned over K7 million, another K3 million from PMEC and over K12 million between 2016 and 2019 from Henry Courtyard Limited in which he is a director and shareholder.

This is in a case in which Dr Chilufya is charged with four counts of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71(1) of the forfeiture of proceeds of Crime Act no. 19 of the 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.

It is alleged in the first count that Dr Chilufya on a date unknown but between December 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 in Lusaka possessed US$200,000 which was used to purchase 6,000 shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services Limited from Den Daas Investment Zambia Limited, property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

In the second count, it is alleged that Dr Chilufya, on a date unknown but between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in Lusaka, possessed K270,000 cash which was used to purchase 2,000 shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services Limited from Leo Jonas Ngosa Investment Limited, property suspected of being proceeds of crime.

In the third count, it is alleged that Dr Chilufya on an unknown date but between January 1, 2018 and December 30, 2019 possessed K3,000,000 which was used to purchase Lot No. 365/366 also known as Spark Guest House situated in Mansa district of Luapula Property, property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

In the last count, it is alleged that Dr Chilufya, on a date unknown but between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 in Lusaka possessed US$52,000 which was used to purchase a passenger boat also known as Transport 32 from Smart Own FZE of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Mr Manda testified how ACC on December 17, 2019 received a report bordering on allegations of possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime against Dr Chilufya.

He said the allegations were that Dr Chilufya owned several properties in Mansa, Luapula Province, Samfya Marines and Tourism Services and a passenger boat.

Mr Manda further said a team of investigators was assembled to carry out investigations into the allegations.

He said the team comprised senior investigations officer Friday Tembo, Raymond Banda, the chief investigator who is now acting director of investigations, himself and another officer.

And Mr Manda testified how he proceeded to the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) to establish the directors and shareholders of Samfya Marines and Tourism Services and companies in which the minister had interest in.

He said it was established that Den Daas Investment Zambia Limited transferred 6,000 shares held in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services to the accused person at a consideration amount of US$200,000.

He said Leo Jonas Ngosa Investment Limited sold 2,000 shares in Samfya Marines and Tourism Services to Dr Chilufya at the sum of K270,000.

Manda further testified a Benjamin Kabamba sold Spark Guest House to Dr Chilufya at K3,000,000.

The court heard that this was after Kabamba had borrowed K1,500,000 from Dr Chilufya, whose collateral was Spark Guest House, but failed to pay back the money.

The accused was then offered to buy the lodge at K3,000,000 but since the owner was already owing K1,500,000, Dr Chilufya only topped up the balance of K1,500,000.

He further established that Dr Chilufya acquired a 32 seater passenger boat imported from Dubai by Bellchiz General Dealers and Suppliers Limited.

“I established that the individuals behind Bellchiz General Dealers were Mr Chizengu Lukama and Ali Mulangu. I established from Mr Lukama that they were behind Bellchiz General Dealers and that they imported the passenger boat from Dubai on behalf of Dr Chilufya between August 2017 and December 2017,” Mr Manda said.

Trial continues today.

39 Comments

  1. Maano

    But, if the Earning do not correspond to equivalent amounts of Taxes Payable to the Treasury, through the ZRA, such proceeds will still be tantamount to Proceeds of Crime!

    Let Dr Chilufya produce the Tax Certificates relating to those earnings!

    • BaPompwe

      This is another master class from Lungu; you should be mental to expect ACC to seek justice for the tax payer.
      Their role is to cleanse CRIMINALS under PF. Where on earth does a minister remain in office while being investigated by his employers. To make matters worse is escorted to court by fellow ministers.
      Anyway it’s rush hour, they need a candidate.

    • Umwina Kafubu

      Then what is he doing in government if he earns K22 million every 7 years? Is he one of those ministers who haven’t refunded the fake salaries they received from Lungu during last elections? Pay back the money bawishi

  2. Kelvin mubanga ndalama

    Here we go,just as always.pumphlets of figures and scared trolls in the boxes…what a mess

  3. Oga

    SIMPLE – GO AND CHECK HIS TAX RETURNS, WHAT HE HAS BEEN SUPPLYING, WHEN AND TO WHO?

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  5. Katiz

    People think investigation is just to check someones property and bank accounts they forgets that investigators do go further and check compliance level for them to come up with a full report period

  6. Central Power

    No evidence and close the case….stop misleading zambians we have serious health issues to talk about.

  7. Kambwili

    It’s a pity that in Zambia a minister under probe can remain in office. Suspend the fool so that investigations can be free.

  8. Concern Zambian

    Do the same to HH. Where did he get the money he has?

    • CarryMyBallzBitch

      Panyopako iwe, HH is clean, he’s never been in government so how can he steal, you motherfucker

  9. JMS

    Manipulators.

  10. SEC

    Ati Zambia is a Christian nation, where? Christ has never been served like that. Very busy Ku fasting and prayers but…?

  11. See Mind

    You people ACC you mean if you have top job good saraly you can’t make thing in life. Poor mind acc.
    Work with mind clever.

    • Daniel Banda

      The state lawyers should ask for the arrest the ACC officer he is a hostile witness. How does he contradict the evidence that the ACC submitted and convinced the DPP to recommend prosecution of the corruption case? Why does a state witness speak for the accused? You mean the the ACC was wasting time telling the nation that they investigated the Minister of Health and that they had established that there was enough evidence for a corruption case. The powers that be need to to deal with the Cabinet Ministers left offices to go and support a colleague being tried for corruption using public time and resources. Some things are too predictable to be accepted.

  12. Musyani

    Check his tax return,how much are his living expenses,does he have bonds on any properties,how where those paid for,if its cash how can he pay with it and where did he get it.

  13. CONCERNED CITIZEN AMPLIFIED

    He is a minister he can easily make agreements with the banks like any other client to purchase what he has according me he has no case to answer and he has to be acquitted.

  14. MOSES

    I demand for HH to be investigated how did he acquire all the wealth he has that’s why late president chiluba clearly indicated that never should Zambians give HH instrument of powers because he not trusted.

  15. Voice of Youth amplified

    What a shame,people are now bringing hh into this story.. Is it being naive or extremely dull maybe foolish or desperate.. How many presidents hav been their? why havnt any of them gotten him arrested on the basis of corruption?? hh is stil a free man and he is rich.. Lets concentrate on the matter at hand.. We need to see chilufyas tax returns..@moses where have u seen a minister borrowing that kind of money?? with which leverage.. We wl follow the case #dnt kulaba

  16. Big Chilu

    Leave the minister alone, he started investing while working as Dr , if want ask itezhi tezhi pipo ,he used to work at hospital. Am happy he has made fortunes and created employment to pipo in mansa. Unlike other so called rich guys who have invested in foreign companies. He got a loan,bought asset’s and shares. Being a Dr is not jst measuring some patient B P . Do business. It’s clear the Acc did there job and minister aquired his wealth through hard work and entrepreneurship mind. Tell your rich guys to invest home. Kudos to Dr CC we are behind u.

  17. JMS

    HH is a powerful leader,a person who blames him isn’t wise.

  18. MOSES

    Powerful ukokwene

  19. CONCERNED CITIZEN AMPLIFIED

    ki ki ki who is wise then, no wonder fred membe called upnd a Bantustan party.

  20. JMS

    It takes a Wiseman to know and see who is wise among individuals.

  21. Useless leaders in Zambia

    I personally don’t blame these idiots who are supporting Chilufya bcoz they don’t know what a 22 or above 22 million is, they think ni coin yogulamo sweet, so it’s either they are unable to calculate or they are ignorant plus fools

  22. Daniel Banda

    In 7 years the government has paid a minister K22 million while in 10 years the same government has has had no money to pay the terminal benefits to retirees. People justifying such earnings don’t know how painful it is to hear a government minister publicly announce that such and such amounts have been released for paying terminal benefits and the Ministry of Health HR and Account officers continue telling us that there’s no funding received.

  23. JMS

    Its I unwise to acuse and at the same time find a defender, it Sims even lawyers have fould it to be a game of acquiring money folishly without realizing who is at fault, aslong as money iare paid.STUPID PEOPLE. The country is sliding due to money on of everything whereby God definitely isn’t in front but SATANIC BEHAVIOURS. Even those supporting are begers useless creatures.

  24. copala swag

    HH is worth above is above k360million. when he is asked about his riches he says its because he is an economist. Is he the only economist in Zambia. Any Zambian with good strand of reasoning knows that he got the money from privatisation of the mines own by Zambian citizens. Today he wants to rule Zambia. Let him go and rule in hell and not Zambia

    • SINGER~POLE

      even when u are calling yourself copala swag but u’re dadahead” is this statement or issue about hh? wazaweyi

    • Ironman

      Shallow minded copala swag

  25. CONCERNED CITIZEN AMPLIFIED

    Thanks copala swag, we are speaking the same language.

  26. MOSES

    copala swag is a stable genius at least he has joined our band wagon of condemning this hypocritical upnd party.

  27. JMS

    Thanks to that normal and important answer,(economist) i hope many can now know why he wants and maintaining his proposal of wanting to help his country. We have some but are defferent to him, mention one,we debate on him, you will also see why he is defferent.

  28. JMS

    An economist is better than a lawyer,but I’m not stereotyping due to that Mwanawasa was better than his current lawyers mhsrip. Some lawyers know how to defend knowing his touch but an economist — I can’t finish because he is too-too good.

  29. Ironman

    More money in their pockets for sure

  30. Ironman

    Did HH just raise by himself from his blankets to go and privatize the mines according to his own dream well if that’s the case then I will have to look for some government property to privatize too bypassing the Republican President. Or perhaps you are saying that citizens then were fools

  31. MASIPA A HAO!

    Minungu ya mina baa!!!

  32. Voice yama youth

    We have had enough.. We gave them a chance but nw enriching themselve becoz of poverty .. Its time to put someone who has nothing to lose becouse he already made it.. Going forwad daddy! HH

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