The Anti-Corruption Commission has appealed to the High Court against the sentence handed down to former Zambian High Commissioner to Canada Nevers Mumba.
The appeal follows the conviction of Dr. Mumba by the Magistrates Court on the two counts of abuse of authority of office and handed down an absolute discharge.
Dr. Mumba was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission and charged with one count of failure to follow procedure contrary to the laws of Zambia and was acquitted on this count.
The Commission has contended that the Magistrate Court erred at law when it made an order of absolutely discharging Dr. Mumba for misdemeanors when the law has provided for a punishment.
The Commission says the Court’s decision was contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Further, the Commission has submitted that section 38 provides a punishment for a misdemeanor which is either imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fine or both.
This is contained in statement made available to ZNBC News by Anti-Corruption Commission Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono.
On September 12, 2018, Ndola High Court Registrar Joshua Banda who sat as Lusaka Magistrate discharged Dr. MUMBA after finding him guilty on two offences of abuse of authority of office contrary to the laws of Zambia.