If he knew this, what barred him from doing the right thing instead of coming with these homilies as he sheds crocodile tears? Did the president disclose this to awe other countries from charging their former corrupt rulers implicated in many scandals involving millions of dollars from public coffers? Is he doing this knowingly after retiring he’ll be facing the same? Isn’t this theft within theft?
You spend $ 13,000,000 to try the case involving $ 500,000 theft? Isn’t this selling the cow for the expenses of trying the case involving chicken theft? Isn’t this the sign of downright incompetence, bad governance and negligence not to mention corruption within corruption? Isn’t this milking pauper drier and drier?
Did the authorities in
Many thought that Chiluba’s trial would set a precedent for other countries to follow. But sadly it didn’t. If it did it set a very bad precedent of whitewashing, duplicity and complicity. We thought that when the hunters become the hunted, the hunting game is no more. But as things turned to be, we still need to hunt. Justice in
Is what happened in
What’s more, for Banda to consent to this theft he toes the line of many a Chiluba. He has created Finnegan after a mulligan. For Chiluba always denied whilst Banda speaks proudly as if this is fair and acceptable before poor Zambians. If anything this subjects Banda’s poor judgement-cum-bunkum to suspicion and pillory.
Everybody is experiencing a how-can-Banda-mess-like-this shock. And this defeats the good record of his mentor- cum-predecessor, the late Levy Mwanawasa whose acts were exemplary and noble. Will Zambians goof and allow themselves to be taken for a ride by consenting to this open theft within theft?
Source: The African Executive Magazine Dec. 9, 2009.