Ndambo’s property seized

Written by on July 11, 2022


LAW enforcement agencies on Friday reportedly pounced on millionaire businessman James Ndambo’s premises in Choma and Lusaka where they allegedly seized seven motor vehicles.

Among the vehicles confiscated were the Mercedes Benz and BMW that were won by the two finalists of the much-publicised Miss My Home Town pageant which was held in Choma on July 2. 

And Miss My Home Town winner Faith Mukonko during an appearance on Diamond TV confirmed that the vehicles had not yet been handed over to the winners.

She said that there was a lot of documentation that needed to be done before the car could be handed to her.

“There is a lot of documentation that needs to be processed and right now I was just waiting for that to happen before the car can be given to me,” Ms Mukonko said.

And a close associate confirmed that indeed the investigative wings pounced and actually grabbed seven vehicles belonging to Mr Ndambo.

He said that they also pounced on his offices along Great East Road where his two sons operated and managed to get vehicles too.

Meanwhile, sources within the security agencies disclosed that seven vehicles were seized in an operation conducted on Friday but that the top command did not want the matter to be public.

The sources said someone from Mr Ndambo’s circles was making attempts to talk to President Hakainde Hichilema to have the seized properties released and for the matter not to be escalated.

Meanwhile, Southern Province acting commanding officer of police Fabian Mwaba and My Home Town spokesperson Owen Miyanza when contacted for a comment both expressed ignorance on the matter.

Mr Ndambo, who is Chairman of African Union Holdings became a socialite recently for his generous spending and holding of a prestigious Miss My Home Town beauty pageant where the winners walked away with $150, 000 and $50, 000 as well as brand new cars.

However, Police Spokesperson Rae Haamonga said the operation was not conducted by the Joint Investigative Team while efforts to reach Drug Enforcement Commission spokesperson Mathias Kamanga proved futile as his mobile line was engaged.

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