Former Zambia Railways Finance Director jailed 18 months

Judge Mallet; Hammer
Judge Mallet; Hammer

Former Zambia Railways Director of Finance Regina Mwale has been jailed for 18 months for abuse of authority of office.

Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Obister Musukwa sent Ms. Mwale to jail this morning after her mitigation through Defence lawyer Mulilo Kabesha.

Magistrate Musukwa passed the verdict of 18 months imprisonment on Ms. Mwale on each of the two counts of abuse of authority of office.

Magistrate Musukwa however stated that the two sentences will run concurrently.

Ms. MWALE was charged with abuse of authority of office by authorizing the payment of over 72 thousand kwacha to Falls Ways Apartments for accommodation of former Zambia Railways Chief Executive Officer Professor Clive Chirwa.

Professor Chirwa was however, acquitted yesterday by Magistrate Musukwa.

Magistrate Musukwa observed that the prosecution failed to prove a case against Professor Chirwa beyond reasonable doubt.