Zambia Ex-Leader’s Wife Cleared of Corruption Charges
The wife of Zambia’s former President Frederick Chiluba was today acquitted of five counts of receiving stolen property and money from her husband, the Lusaka-based high court ruled.
The court found no evidence to make a case, Emmanuel Mwamba, Chiluba’s spokesman, said by phone from Lusaka, the capital.
A lower court found Regina Chiluba guilty in February last year of illegally receiving $87,000 and three residential properties from her husband. Frederick Chiluba was acquitted of corruption charges in August 2009.
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