Teachers’ Union President and Two Others Arrested for Corruption

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the Professional Teachers’ Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) President Vincent Kabimba Mwitumwa and the General Secretary Kangwa Musenga for corrupt practices. Mr. Vincent Kabimba Mwitumwa aged 51 of R33 Railways Compound in Monze District has been jointly charged with Mr. Kangwa Musenga, the General Secretary of PROTUZ, aged 48 of 575 off Gardenia Road in Avondale, Lusaka with one count of Aiding and Abetting Contrary to Section 21(1) of The Penal Code Cap 87 of The Laws of Zambia.

Details are that Vincent Kabimba Mwitumwa and Kangwa Musenga on a date unknown but between 1st January, 2018 and 31st December, 2020 in Lusaka District jointly and whilst acting with others unknown did aid and abet Mrs.Treegain Rhodah Ng’uni Kansembe to obtain pecuniary advantage by false pretenses while in her capacity as Deputy-General Secretary for Finance for PROTUZ, by purporting that she possessed the requisite qualifications when in fact not.Further, Mr. Kangwa Musenga, has been charged with another 1 (one) count of Unlawful Action or Proceedings against a Whistle blower contrary to Section 69(8)(b) and (9) of the Anti- Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Commission has further arrested Mrs. Treegain Rhodah Ng’uni Kansembe, former Deputy- General Secretary for Finance- PROTUZ and charged her with 2 counts of Uttering False Documents Contrary to Section 352 of The Penal Code Cap 87 of The Laws of Zambia and Details are that Mrs. Treegain Rhodah Ng’uni Kansembe on a date unknown but between 1st January, 2000 and 31st December, 2001 in Lusaka District, did knowingly and fraudulently utter a false document namely a Grade 12 Certificate Index No. 0101607 to the Ministry of Education purporting that the same was genuinely issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia when in fact not.Further, Mrs Kansembe has been charged with 2 (two) counts of Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by False Pretences Contrary to Section 309A (1) of The Penal Code Cap 87 of The Laws of Zambia.

Details are that on a date unknown but between 1st January, 2016 and 31st December, 2020 being a person holding office as Deputy-General Secretary for Finance in the Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ), did by false pretences dishonestly obtain salaries and allowances amounting to over K1 million purporting that she possessed the requisite qualifications for secondment to PROTUZ when in fact not. The trio has been released on ACC Bond and will appear in Court soon.

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