Thursday 29 June 2017

Former Zambian President Cleared of Graft Charges

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda said he feels vindicated after a court acquitted him Monday of corruption charges.

Banda had been accused of abusing his authority and personally benefiting from a $2.5 million oil deal with Nigeria.

He was stripped of his presidential immunity. Attorney Sakwiba Sikoto said the former president knew all along that the case was politically motivated.

He added now that Banda has been acquitted, he will seek full restoration of his presidential immunity.