Trafigura: Corruption in Zambia

Trafigura´s business in Zambia has attracted additional corruption allegations. In August 2012, Trafigura allegedly bribed Wynter Kabimba, director of Midland Energy Zambia and the country´s justice minister, to secure a $500 million fuel contract. In December 2012, Zambia´s Anti-Corruption Commission asked Kabimba to respond to allegations that he collected the bribe money in Lebanon on behalf of Midland Energy Zambia. The hearing was suspended due to protests by Kabimba supporters. Zambia´s president, Michael Sata, ultimately ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission to halt their investigation.

Simon Goodley and Mark Hollingsworth (2012): “Zambian minister under investigation over Trafigura contract”, The Guardian, 3 December.

Peter Adamu (2013): “Zambia. Kabimba`s Fingers in Oil Scandal Evident”, Zambia Reports.

Lusaka Times (2013): “Government backs its Trafigura Oil deal”.