My Debt is Not a Crime – Taima

Rejected former Solwezi East member of parliament Richard Taima has admitted owing a government agency, the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC), huge sums of money but denies the debt influenced his decision to quit the opposition Movement for Multi-Party Democracy for the ruling Patriotic Front leading to a by-election in North Western Province.

Taima after being threatened with litigation over the loan he obtained quit the MMD to join PF but was shocked not to be adopted to contest the July 25 by-election his defection prompted.

The ruling PF has adopted Peter Ilunga, the 2011 losing candidate on their ticket, who had petitioned and won the case at High Court although Taima appealed to the Supreme Court but strangely believes the decision of the higher court may not go his away.