Chaponda’s case adjourned to April 20

The ruling in the case involving former minister of Agricultural Minister, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda, over his involvement in the procurement of maize from Zambia, has been adjourned to Friday, April 20, 2018.

Defense lawyer, Tamanda Tchokhotho who reserved his reaction on the adjournment, said the adjournment follows a request from the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) who are key investigators in the case.

“I don’t want to comment further on the matter but what I know is that ACB has asked for an adjournment to Friday,” Tchokhotho said.

Chaponda is answering three charges out of the four which include giving false information to ACB, influencing a public officer to misuse his position and possession of foreign currency while Transglobe’s Director Rashid  Tayub, who is the second accused, is answering the charge of persuading a public officer to misuse his position.

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