Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Game Theory, Jun 28, 2009.
Na Mkapa ipo siku yake
Kumpeleka mahakamani hakuna tija, ilitakiwa kumzuia kufanya aliyoyafanya alipokuwa madarakani
Angalao benchi alilokalia Chiluba lina godoro, watoto wa EPA na BOT hawajapata offer kama hii. Mahakama inang'aa kweli kweli
Labda Rupiah Banda atamsamehe. Lakini kama Banda atataka kuweka historia na kuwa fundisho kwa marais wengine wa bara hili lenye utajiri mkubwa wa asili lakini wanawasahau wananchi wao masikini, asimsamehe mwizi huyu, amwachie atumikie kifungo chake chote -- tena kwa kazi ngumu.
Bara hili linatia aibu kwelikweli kwa kulindana wakubwa!!!!!
Duuh, hii inaleta fundisho kubwa la madaraka ni dhamana na io aliye juu basi hubakia juu tu. Lakini amekalia kiti kinachofanana na raisi mstaafu sio mchezo
Hii process haijaanzishwa na Banda, imeanzishwa na marehemu Mwanawasa. Chiluba alikuwa na mshahara wa $ 10,000 kwa mwaka lakini alikuwa anafanya shopping ya siku moja ya $ 500,000 uswizi huko, na watu wana rekodi za transactions zake.Kama wangetaka kuiblock hii wangeiblock mwanzo kwa karata ya "national security". Hawakufanya hivyo.
Now it is too late.
Haya yakitokea Bongo, namatumaini wengi watarudi home.
Mkuu mshahara wake ulikuwa $10000 kwa mwaka au kwa mwezi? I just want to be clear.
Excerpts from that NYT article.
kwa Tanzania ni ngumu sana hii kiytu kutokea, sysytem imekuwa tayari muda wote kuwalinda viongozi wakubwa hata kama wamechemsha
unajua wakati jana tunachangia issue fulani hapa juu ya waziri Mh masha nilisema kuwa nchi hii inatakasiku moja ipate rais mwenye moyo wa mwendawazimu sasa nchi za kiafrika zinataka viongozi wa namna hii ni lazima mambo kama haya yatimie ndipo viongozi wataheshimu mali za ummaa kuanzia ikulu mpaka serikali ya kijiji lakini hatuwezi kufikia maendeleo hata thelusi ya ulaya kama mali ya umma haiheshimiki waangalie walibya maisha waliyonayo na wanaigeria tofauati kote kuna mafuta lakini wanaigeria wanaongoza kwa rushwa washasemwa kwenye mkutano wa jumuiya ya madola wakati wa Obasanjo sasa mzee kule libya Gadafi anaogopwa nini kuheshimika na kama siku akifa utaona libya itakavyokuwa labada apatikane kiongozi shupavu kama yeye pamoja na kukaa madarakani muda mrefu lakini jaama good time na ndio maana husikii wanachi wake wakilalamika mwangalie Mugfabe hii ya chiluba inatisha kuiangaliam lakini acha sherie ichukueb mkondo wake najua kwa tabia za marais wa kiafrika ya kupenda kulindana watajifanya kumwambia Banda ahaa unajua sio vizuri jiangalie na wee ukitioka madarakani mwachie jamaa sasa mkuu unategemea kunasiku afrika itakuwa ulaya mabo simana yaona hata hata hapa leo hii sisi afrika tukikubaliana na watu wa bala la ulaya tuhamie huko sote baada ya mika mitano tu ya kubadilishanma afrika itakuwa ulaya na ulaya tuliyohamia itakuwa afrika na ndio maana kuwan watu vijiweni wanadriki kusema afadhali ningezaliwa mbwa ulaya ningeishi maisha mazuri kuliko africa we toka manchi yetu ya afrika yapate uhuru bado kuna watu hawajui watakula nini kwa siku ni aibu kwetu hii sijui sisi mungu alitunyima nini utajiri katupa fikara zetu bwana na kama baba wa taifa angefufuka leo sijui hizi skendo watu hawa wangekaa wapi. pole kwa ndugu jamaa na marafuiki wa shehe gorogosi na pia profesa Haroub otumani mungu azilizae roho zao mahali pema peponi amen
Masikini mzee "Shortie", he is learning the hardway kuwa cheo ni dhamana ,kitumie vizuri kwa faida ya waliokuweka hapo.
"...anafanya shopping ya siku moja ya $ 500,000 uswizi"? Duuu, inatisha. Kama ndo hivyo anastahili adhabu.
Mkuu, naomba chanzo, by the way.
Nadhani kuna utata kwenye news, source ni hiyo link iliyo kwenye post ya kwanza, lakini haiko clear kama ilikuwa ni spending ya siku moja ama ni ya muda mrefu, kilicho wazi ni kwamba ni hela aliyo-spend kwenye duka moja tu.
Lakini ukiendelea kusoma news hiyo inaonyesha kwamba malipo hayakufanyika kwa siku moja, maana kuna nyakati mwenye duka alikuwa anapokea malipo ya cash ambazo zilipelekwa kwenye masanduku. Kwa hiyo assumption yangu ni kwamba hiyo ni shopping ya muda mrefu lakini ilifanyika kwenye duka moja tu.
Well, sioni utata kwenye taarifa ya NY Times. Wamesema "duka moja." Habari ya kutumia nusu milioni "siku moja" ndio hiyo nikamuomba huyu ndugu Blueray atuambie amepata wapi.
Maelezo zaidi haya hapa na link yake pia.Meanwhile hii shopping sio ya siku moja bali
its over time katika duka alilokua analipenda.Labda alikua anapata 'discount'
Ex-Zambian Leader's High Life Awaits a Verdict
By Celia W Dugger
Published: June 21, 2009
LUSAKA, Zambia - As the gleaming black Mercedes-Benz pulled up to the courthouse, an aide rushed to the passenger door, bowed deeply and then ceremoniously opened it. A foot, finely shod in a dove-gray shoe, appeared, followed by the rest of the man, Fredrick Chiluba
Mr. Chiluba owned more than 100 pairs of size 6 shoes, many affixed with his initials in brass. He is just a little over five feet tall, and each pair has heels close to two inches high.
For a decade, he was president of Zambia. Now, more than seven years after he left office, a court is deciding whether he stole from his impoverished people. A verdict is to be announced July 20.
As common thieves and drug peddlers milled about, Mr. Chiluba strode through the corridors to his hearing, shaking hands, smiling magnanimously, throwing an arm around a co-defendant to chuckle over a private joke.
Amid men in dingy shirts and worn trousers, he was impeccably dressed in a double-breasted charcoal suit, with a red silk handkerchief peeking from his breast pocket and a gold, diamond-studded watch glinting at his wrist.
But once he was in the dock, his jovial demeanor evaporated. In the thin, sickly light that filtered in from narrow windows one recent morning, Mr. Chiluba replied somberly when the magistrate asked why his lawyers had failed to present a written summation on time.
"I wasn't aware, your honor, until today that the submissions are not made," he said.
Mr. Chiluba is a rarity in Africa, a Big Man brought low by corruption charges. He says he has done nothing illegal, but his many critics say his fall was brought on by the usual sins of the powerful - greed, vanity and pride - and a major tactical blunder: he underestimated the man he handpicked in 2001 to succeed him as president, the plodding, diligent lawyer Levy Mwanawasa .
Mr. Mwanawasa died last year after an illness. But his pursuit of Mr. Chiluba outlived him.
"Chiluba called himself the political engineer and he believed Mwanawasa would be his puppet," said Mark Chona, who was appointed by Mr. Mwanawasa to lead a task force to investigate abuses of the Chiluba era. "But he misread Mwanawasa. For us, it was divine providence."
Even as Mr. Chiluba awaited judgment, his wife, Regina, was convicted on corruption charges in March and sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
Mr. Chiluba faced a London civil court judgment in 2007 in a case brought by Zambia's attorney general. He is still contesting the payment of damages.
In that case, Justice Peter Smith of the High Court ruled that the former president owed Zambia $57 million for, among other things, expenditures from a secret intelligence agency bank account in London that was "set up primarily to steal government money."
"He should be ashamed," Sir Peter wrote.
The judge concluded that though Mr. Chiluba had a salary of only about $10,000 a year during his decade in office, he spent more than $500,000 in a single shop, Boutique Basile, in Geneva.
"The president (unlike the emperor) needs to be clothed," Sir Peter archly noted in his judgment.
The shop owner, Antonio Basile, testified last year that payment for the clothes sometimes arrived in suitcases stuffed with cash.
The goods are now stored in battered metal trunks by Zambia's anticorruption task force. There are piles of designer suits, monogrammed dress shirts and elegant ties, silk pajamas and dressing gowns.
But most remarkable are the more than 100 pairs of size 6 shoes, many affixed with Mr. Chiluba's initials in brass. He is just a little over five feet tall, and each pair has heels close to two inches high. They are a riot of color and texture: jade-green lizard skin and burgundy suede, cream-color ostrich and lustrous red silk.
As his second term drew to a close, Mr. Chiluba claimed that a popular clamor had arisen for him to stay in office. A third term would have required amending the Constitution. But by then, Mr. Chiluba, a former trade union leader elected as a reformer, led a government renowned for corruption. Civic groups and churches organized to stop him, and succeeded.
Not long after he withdrew from political life, The Post, an independent newspaper, quoted a member of Parliament as saying that Mr. Chiluba was a thief. The state pressed charges of criminal libel against The Post's editor and the politician.
The legal maneuver backfired. Mutembo Nchito, the brash young lawyer representing The Post pro bono, effectively put Mr. Chiluba's integrity on trial. He won access to records of the intelligence agency bank account in London, and discovered evidence of generous payments to Mr. Chiluba's children, the boutique and even the chief justice of the Zambian Supreme Court, among others.
"You never expect to find a smoking gun," he said in wonderment.
But before Mr. Nchito could introduce the bank records into evidence, he needed President Mwanawasa's permission.
Mr. Mwanawasa, who could have cited national security to hush up the scandal, instead gave Mr. Nchito permission to use the records, led an effort to strip Mr. Chiluba of immunity and named Mr. Chona to head the task force on corruption. Mr. Nchito was hired to prosecute criminal charges against Mr. Chiluba, who was accused of stealing about $500,000.
The task force, now headed by Maxwell Nkole, has won convictions against Ms. Chiluba and former military commanders, among others.
Mr. Mwanawasa not only pushed the prosecution of a leader from his own party but also, in the final months of his life, sharply criticized President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe for his violent repression of the opposition there. Despite his staid manner, Mr. Mwanawasa proved himself a maverick, challenging the patronage politics and tolerance for authoritarian rule that have marred many postcolonial African nations, historians and analysts say.
Mr. Chiluba, in unsworn testimony earlier this year, expressed outrage at what he saw as Mr. Mwanawasa's rank betrayal.
"The presidency in Africa is not cheap," Mr. Chiluba said, according to a transcript. "People die to secure the presidency. But here was Mr. Mwanawasa, who received it on a silver platter from my hands. He stabbed me in the back badly. I still bleed."
In his testimony, Mr. Chiluba denied that he had ever stolen public money. Instead, he said that he had spent money donated in political campaigns by corporate interests and other "well-wishers." The identity of these contributors was secret because of what Mr. Chiluba called "the golden rule of anonymity." The donors, he said, were made aware that "the party's president has personal needs."
After the recent hearing, Mr. Chiluba walked quickly to his Mercedes, waving off questions with a flick of his hand.
Back in the courtroom, Moffat Kabamba, a skinny 21-year-old in windbreaker and sneakers, was the next defendant in the dock. He was charged with stealing a cellphone and a bicycle. He mournfully confided that he had decided to confess because he was guilty.
nadhani hili la mshahara wa $ 10,000 kwa mwaka lina walakini..pengine kulikuwa na makosa ya kiuchapishaji kwenye chanzo tunachokitumia...haiingii akilini!
Mr. Chiluba owned more than 100 pairs of size 6 shoes, many affixed with his initials in brass. He is just a little over five feet tall, and each pair has heels close to two inches high