Football Officials Andrew, Reuben, Madalitso & Jairous Arrested for Money Laundering

Football Officials Andrew, Reuben, Madalitso & Jairous Arrested for Money Laundering


The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has made significant arrests in connection with money laundering offenses, involving two Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) officials and two other individuals. The arrested individuals are:

  • Andrew Kamanga, FAZ President, aged 57
  • Reuben Kamanga, FAZ General Secretary, aged 52
  • Madalitso Kamanga, aged 53
  • Jairous Siame, aged 44

These individuals face multiple charges, including obtaining money by false pretense, obtaining pecuniary advantage by false pretense, and conspiracy to defraud.

The investigation revealed that the suspects, acting together, obtained K341,902.00 from the Zambian government under false pretenses. The funds were purportedly allocated as allowances for Madalitso Kamanga and Jairous Siame to attend the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). However, further inquiry found that neither individual held official positions within FAZ.

The fraudulent activity occurred between January 1st and February 15th, 2024, coinciding with the dates of the AFCON held in Ivory Coast.

The suspects are currently finalizing bond processes and will appear in court soon.

The DEC emphasizes its commitment to combating money laundering offenses, underscoring the importance of upholding the law and preserving the integrity of financial systems. The Commission will continue its efforts to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in such illicit activities, ensuring accountability and justice.

Issued by: Sydney Katongo Assistant Public Relations Officer Drug Enforcement Commission

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