Nevers’ office abuse case put off

THE Lusaka Magistrates Court yesterday adjourned a case in which MMD president Nevers Mumba is alleged to have abused the authority of his office while he served as high commissioner to Canada.

The case was adjourned due to the absence of the trial magistrate.

The matter was scheduled for continuation of trial before Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda.

Mumba is accused of failing to comply with procedures in receiving and disbursing CAD$122, 229.85, and illegally awarding a contract for electrical works (CAD$9,000) to Restcon Construction Services and carpeting at the High Commissioner’s residence to Argos Carpet Limited at a cost of (CAD$19,850).

Mumba is also alleged to have awarded a contract for the construction of a deck at the Zambian High Commissioner’s residence valued at CAD$5,248 to Stanmark Construction. The matter comes up on March 28 and 29, 2016 respectively.