Hichilema arrests Edgar Lungu’s side chick, Faith Musonda again

The  Zambia Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Edgar Lungu ‘s side chick, Faith Musonda again, for being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime in Lusaka’s Kingsland City.

The property with house number C51D4B was acquired at the value of US$185,000 (about K3 million).

This is spite of an arrangement that was entered into with Faith when she handed over another mansion and cash earlier this year, after a tip off.

In a statement, Saturday, ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe stated that Musonda who was released on Bond, had been charged with being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

“The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged Margaret Chisela Musonda alias Faith Musonda with being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to the Laws of Zambia.Margaret Chisela Musonda has been charged with being in possession of a property namely a house, number C5,1,D4-B in Lusaka’s Kingsland City, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 sub section 1 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010.

“Details are that on dates unknown but between 1st August 2020 and 30th June, 2021 in Lusaka jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown, Ms. Musonda did acquire a house, number C5,1,D4-B in Kingsland City in Lusaka at a value of US$185,000,” she stated.

“The Commission wishes to clarify that the settlement between the State and Ms. Musonda which was signed in October this year not to prosecute her was only restricted to the K65 million, US$57,900 and a house which were surrendered to the State pursuant to Section 80 of the Anti-Corruption Act number 3 of 2012. The settlement was restricted to the true disclosure of the above funds and property and did not give her a blanket immunity from being investigated and prosecuted for any other offences she may have committed.

“We wish to state that Commission continued with its investigations, and discovered that Ms. Margaret Chisela Musonda owns other properties suspected to be proceeds of crime. As a result, she was detained on 15th December 2021 and arrested on 16th December 2021 in accordance with the Laws of Zambia. Ms. Musonda was released on Bond and will appear in court soon.”