Police Hunt for Conman George Mwamba
The dismissal of Patrotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba has opened up several opportunities for conmen and other tricksters to intimidate and swindle people out of their hard earned wealth.
Some conmen and other opportunists have sprung up in Lusaka where they are now using the firing of estranged Patrotic Front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba for personal aggradisement.
In Lusaka, the police are investigating a matter in which a known trickster George Mwamba has been intimidating and bullying some foreign investors using the dismissal of Patrotic front (PF) secretary general Wynter Kabimba.
According to police sources and reports lodged against George Mwamba at the Lusaka Central Police Station, some investors of foreign origin have complained that Mwamba had been making telephone calls threatening the foreign businessmen with deportations because Kabimba had been fired by President Michael Sata.
George Mwamba claims to be a relative to former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) and he had been using the name of GBM to make dubious maneuvers against innocent and defenceless people in business.
According to an investigation, George Mwamba claims to be an immigration consultant and his activities for immigration have centred on obtaining tourist and visit visas for Chinese nationals who end up working in Zambia against the entry documents initially obtained.
George Mwamba operates in Olympia Park near the Green Ethiopian Restaurant and of late, he has partnered with Chinese nationals and some traditional leaders in Shantumbu where the clique is involved in illegal mining.
There have been wrangles between the Chinese and other foreign investors in Shantumbu after George Mwamba facilitated the encroachment of other investors’ prospecting areas using local headmen.
Zambia Reports have verified these details and efforts to contact George Mwamba to get his side of the story failed because his mobile phone +260977808175 went unanswered at the time of compiling this report.
Detectives at Lusaka Central Police also tried in vain to summon George Mwamba to Lusaka Police Station using these digits and this was in the presence of this author but the line went unanswered.
According to a trail, this is the same number that George Mwamba has been using to cow foreign investors.
According to one of the telephone conversations that was recorded, George Mwamba was quoted threatening a businessman with unspecified action if the managing director of this unnamed firm did not apologise to him for offending him (George Mwamba).
“You have 48 hours to apologise to me because your friend Wynter Kabimba has been fired. I am a very powerful man in Zambia and my brother is coming back so you will be dealt with accordingly,” reads part of the conversation.