Election case dismissed
LUSAKA: A Zambian court has acquitted a former minister and four others on charges of having stolen materials related to last year’s disputed general elections.
Obvious Mwaliteta, a former provincial minister who resigned and joined the main opposition United Party for National Development before the poll, and his co-accused were discharged after the judge ruled that no weapons or materials had been found on them to prove that they had committed the offence.
The opposition welcomed the judgment. Xinhua