Former Minister Jailed For Corruption

Zambia’s former Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Emerine Kabanshi, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

A Magistrate’s Court in the capital, Lusaka, found her guilty after her Ministry misspent $4.3m (£3m) meant for poor families.

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In 2018, President Edgar Lungu fired Ms. Kabanshi as well as suspended 80 officials from the ministry of general education after an estimated $1.6m of donor funds was allegedly embezzled.

The scandals prompted the UK, Finland, Ireland and Sweden to suspend funding to the southern African country.

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Ms. Kabanshi was facing two charges of willful failure to comply with the law.

She is expected to appeal against the judgment.

Source: BBC

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