Nevers Mumba, a former Vice President of Zambia, has been spared jail after being found guilty of abuse of Authority of Office.
The two offences are said to have been committed when he served as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Canada.
Dr Mumba was convicted by Ndola High Court Deputy Registrar, Joshua Banda, sitting as Lusaka Magistrate.
In this matter the convict was charged with willful failure to comply with applicable procedure relating to management of public funds.
It was alleged that Dr. Mumba failed to follow procedures regarding the engagement of a contractor to do repair works at the Zambian High commissioners’ residence in Canada.
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 Mumba once acted as Republican President and that he is pastoring a Church.