A Lusaka magistrate Court has convicted former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba together with six of his co-accused on corruption charges.
Lusaka High Court deputy director of court operations Edward Musona sitting as magistrate convicted Dr Kalumba together with his co-accused today when he delivered judgment in the long running corruption trial.
Those convicted together with the MMD national secretary are former finance permanent secretary Stella Chibanda, former finance chief economist Bede Mphande, former finance director of budget Boniface Nonde, former secretary to the treasury Professor Benjamin Mweene, former Access Financial Services Limited (AFSL) directors Faustin Kabwe and Aaron Chungu.
The corruption charges relate to the payments made to US security companies Systems Innovation and Wilbain Incorporation involving US$20 million during the time he served as Finance minister in former president Fredrick Chiluba’s Government.
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