Nevers Mumba Escapes Jail Time
MMD Leader Nevers Mumba has been found guilty of abuse of Authority of Office.
The charges brought against him are said to have stemmed from offences during his time as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Canada.
In the matter he was accused of wilful failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to management of public funds. It is alleged that he failed to follow the correct procedure when engaging contractors to repair the residence.
Speaking when he delivered his judgement, Magistrate Banda said he has found Dr. Mumba guilty because he knew the procedure by virtue of his position.
The Magistrate however granted an absolute discharge to the convict because the omission he made was not grave.
Magistrate Banda said he has considered the fact that Dr. Mumba once acted as Republican President and that he is pastoring a Church.