The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) says it will not appeal against the acquittal over former Republican President Rupiah Banda.
ACC Public Relations Manager, Timothy Moono says this follows advice from the National Prosecution Authority.
The former President was in June 2015, acquitted of the charge of abuse of authority of office in an oil deal involving a Nigerian company.
It is alleged that between May 1, 2008 and September 24, 2011, Mr. Banda abused the authority of his office by allegedly procuring a Nigerian government-to-government oil contract in the name of the Republic of Zambia but did not benefit the Zambian people.
But in his Judgement, Principal Magistrate Joshua Banda adopted the submission by the defence of no case to answer, a verdict the ACC sought to appeal against.
And Mr. Moono says the ACC has closed the case involving Mpundu Trust, a real estate company owned by Former First Lady, Thandiwe Banda.
He has attributed the closure of the court case to difficulties in obtaining information from international boundaries.
Mr. Moono disclosed this during the Commission’s 2015 End of year Media briefing in Lusaka today.
He also announced that ACC has commenced new corruption investigations at the Football Association of Zambia -FAZ-.
Mr. Moono said the commission has also concluded investigations into a case involving FAZ president, Kalusha Bwalya and that it is now making follow-ups with international bodies on the matter.
Meanwhile Mr. Moono said the commission has described the year 2015 as a good year in the fight against corruption but noted that more needs to be done in 2016.