| Terence Findlay with his family|
Terence Findlay on Wednesday
openly revealed his hatred for the late president Levy Mwanawasa and the
Lamba-speaking people in general to Lusaka lawyer Wynter Kabimba.
was after the
trial of former defence minister George Mpombo at Ndola magistrate's court.
Mpombo is alleged to have issued a cheque of K10 million to Findlay on an
insufficiently funded account.
Mpombo yesterday narrated that he learned
of Findlay's outbursts through Kabimba who is part of his defence team,
immediately after the court adjourned about midday.
“I am extremely
flabbergasted and shocked by the scum of the politics Mr Findlay is trying to
exhibit just to get at me for no apparent reason,” Mpombo said. “Yesterday
Wednesday after the court session, I saw Mr Findlay walk down where we were
standing to engage in discussion with one of my lawyers, Mr Wynter Kabimba, and
they had quite a good chat for about 15 minutes or so.
Then as I was
about to see off Mr Kabimba to his vehicle because he was travelling to Lusaka,
he stopped me for some few minutes … he was trying to brief me as his client
since he is my lawyer. That's when he Kabimba told me what Mr Findlay had said.
He said "look Findlay is very, very upset.
"He says these Lamba chaps
with their Levy where trying to put me in jail for 15 years for
defilement, these are bad people. I don't like them.' He said this in
reference to the case that he had in the courts involving defilement charges
that were placed on him."
Mpombo, a Lamba, described Findlay's remarks as
extremely saddening and unfortunate.
“When I heard this, I was really
shocked that he should bring in the late president and any Lamba-speaking person
into his problems,” Mpombo said.
“He thinks that, that time when he was
going through that situation it was the time of the late president Mwanawasa, so
from what my lawyer told me you can conclude that just because president
Mwanawasa was in control at that time the hatred now must spread to every Lamba
speaking person. According to Mr Findlay, the hatred must spread so that all
Lamba speaking people are sucked into his axis of evil. This kind of bitterness
creates corrosive hatred and spiritual debauchery.
But I think that is
unfortunate and I find it extremely uncouth and you can't understand the whole
issue because it doesn't project a healthy picture at all.”
contacted for comment, Findlay could neither deny nor confirm Mpombo's narration
of what occurred on Wednesday after court.
“Ahh… if he is got nothing to
say, let him just keep saying what he wants, I’m not interested. I am not
interested in what he is saying. I am not interested!” said
Mpombo's K10 million debt to Findlay, who is also former MMD
Copperbelt Province chairman, turned sour when he was reported to the police for
allegedly bouncing a cheque in the same amount.
Confirming the incident
to the Zambia
Daily Mail, police spokesperson Bonny Kapeso said the police opened a docket
after Findlay presented his case.
However, the docket was closed after
Findlay withdrew the case.
Kapeso was also quoted by ZNBC as saying that
Mpombo, through his personnel manager, paid the K10 million cash to the
complainant who subsequently instructed the police to close the
But well-placed sources in government revealed that Findlay was
put under pressure by State House to report the matter of the bouncing cheque to
the police as a way of criminalising Mpombo and therefore silence
"...The President was very excited when he heard this because he saw
an opportunity to fix Mr Mpombo as a way of silencing," the source
And recently, Findlay was part of former president Frederick
Chiluba entourage during the latter's last covert campaign tour of the