By Kasebamashila Kaseba
FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) “MONEY LAUNDERING/TERRORIST FINANCING TRENDS REPORT 2018” is consistent or in pattern with report 2017; Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) or TIZ’s Bribe Payers’ Index, Office of The Auditor General’s report and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sittings.
FIC or ‘MFWITI’ report has been consistent in about three reports in naming politics (PEP) and law (bar and bench) as the main culprits of money laundering and terrorist financing.
EL is both a lawyer and a politician.
In 2010, LAZ debarred EL for stealing money from a client and in 2014 he got accused of stealing the PF party election from Miles Sampa before he got accused of stealing the 2015 presidential by-election from HH and again 2016.
He has a pattern or trend or record of suspicious law practice and politics that is reflected in the FIC or ‘Mfwiti’ report.
In 2018, after the FIC report established a pattern of politicians and lawyers involvement or collusion in money laundering and terrorist financing, LAZ conceded whereas PF denied, The Supreme Court charged, tried, convicted and sentenced to prison anti-corruption whistleblowers, Bishop John Mambo, Editor Derrick Sinjela and Activist Gregory Chifire for accusing the court of corruption.
The accused bench charged, tried and sentenced its accusers of corruption via contempt of court in perhaps one of the most suspicious or corrupt court judgments on pattern.
In 2018, EL received the unpublished Lisimba Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence (LCIVPEV) for 2006 to 2016, thus affirming his belief in patterns and resolve to curb political violence or terrorism.
The LCIVPEV needlessly or suspiciously went around the country to hear testimonies of a voting pattern or four elections already filed at Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and Zambia Police.
Or how does one pattern voting and violence of 2006 election, 10 years later, in 2016?
Otherwise, with the established money laundering and terrorist financing, there is no need for another FIC report or argue about Sinjela and others being vindicated in accusing the court of corruption.
The court, like PF, instead of pleading not guilty and lenient, got arrogant and dismissive.
One day, the FIC report codes like “PEP” just as veiled court witnesses and journalists’ anonymous sources shall be known, arrested and tried.