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Mrs Chiluba jailed for corruption

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    Mambo Jambo JF-Expert Member

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    The wife of Zambia’s former President Frederick Chiluba has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Regina Chiluba was found guilty of receiving stolen state funds to buy three houses and a commercial property while her husband was in office.

    Our correspondent says Mrs. Chiluba - usually a glamorous dresser - was wearing a simple traditional “Chitenge” outfit in court in the capital, Lusaka.
    She continuously mopped her face with a handkerchief during the two-hour judgment. Every available seat in the court was taken up and many more people stood at the back of the room while others blocked the door, our reporter says.

    A shocked silence filled the court when the conviction was read out. “These were serious allegations and were casually explained by the accused, and I now convict you accordingly and sentence you to three-and-half years simple imprisonment,” AFP news agency quotes Magistrate Charles Kafunda as saying.

    Some relatives began to silently weep and had to be helped out; others began to sing Christian songs, our correspondent says. Soon after judgment was passed, a court clerk took Mrs. Chiluba’s fingerprints while the former president joined her in the dock.

    She was then led to a waiting car and driven to the Lusaka Central Prison to begin her sentence. The court ordered that all the properties in question be forfeited to the state.
    Her lawyer has indicated that he will appeal against the sentence in Lusaka’s High Court.

    Mrs. Chiluba was also convicted of receiving a television set that the prosecution proved belonged to the state and for failing to explain how she came to have nearly $100,000 in her personal bank account.

    Her husband, whose immunity from prosecution was lifted in 2003, denies stealing millions of dollars of state funds. Levy Mwanawasa, who launched a high-profile campaign after succeeding Mr. Chiluba in 2001, died last year.

    President Rupiah Banda has promised to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.


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    Jamani haya ni ya kweli au ndo ya FOOLS DAY yanaendelea???? Naona kama ni ndoto!! Rasharasha hii ikianguka Tz sijui kama kuna atakayepona!!! Mara iotiefu mara wamama na maendeleo!!! Yule wa kuhamishia rasilimali hakuwa na enigio ila alitumia njia zote za kifisadi kuhakikisha ameshiba na kusaza!! Kwa wale wa mawaziri je!!! Tutaimba aleluiya, au credo!!!! Chora Solfa ladder hapo na solfa note (do re mi fa so la ti do). Mjukuu wangu wa grade three huwa ananiimbia hizi note kwa madaha, sasa nataka mafisadi wote waanze kutuimbia kwa machozi.
     
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    Mhh mbona siku nyingi zimepita toka afungwe
     
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    Hii ni habari iliyotoka tarehe 3 March 2009

    Lusaka - A court in Zambia Tuesday sentenced former president Fredrick Chiluba's wife, Regina Chiluba, to three-and-a- half years in prison for receiving and obtaining stolen state property while Chiluba was leader. The magistrates' court in Lusaka found her guilty on five of six counts of fraud relating to property and funds she received from Chiluba while he was president from 1991 to 2001, Emmanuel Mwamba, a spokesman for the ex-leader told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

    Chiluba, 75, who appeared as a witness in the case, had accompanied his wife to Lusaka prison after sentencing, Mwamba said.

    Zambia's president from 1991 to 2002, has himself been accused of siphoning off millions of dollars in state funds. His successor, the late Levy Mwanawasa, launched a crackdown on corruption when he came to office.

    A court in London in 2007 found Chiluba guilty of stealing 46 million dollars of public money. His trial in Zambia has been repeatedly interrupted because of his ill health.

    Regina Chiluba, his second wife, was found guilty of receiving three properties in the north-central Copperbelt region and a television set that were acquired using state resources. Mwamba said Regina Chiluba would be appealing the ruling.
     
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    Siku nyingi ni lini..?
     
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    3rd March 2009
     
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    Atakayefuata ni Mrs.Mkapa
     
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    Polepole Afrika wanaamka ..
    Ni nani angeweza kufikiria kuwa siku moja mke wa rais angeweza kufungwa?
    Lakini Chiluba ndiye aliyeyaanza mwenyewe kwa kujaribu kumfungulia mashtaka Rais Mstaafu Keneth Kaunda.
     
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