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Son of former Zambian president Banda jailed

ANDREW Banda, the Zambian ex-diplomat and son of former president Rupiah Banda was on Friday sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of corruption.

Andrew Banda, 53, was arrested in 2012 on charges of soliciting a kickback from Italian company Fratelli Locci, which was awarded a contract to build roads.

In passing the sentence, Magistrate Joshua Banda said he had considered mitigation presented by the defence that the accused was a first time offender.

But he said a “custodial sentence” was necessary and “therefore I sentence the accused to 24 months, but both parties are at liberty to appeal.”

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