Ex-president acquitted

LUSAKA - Former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba, pictured, was yesterday acquitted on all charges of corruption.

LUSAKA - Former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba, pictured, was yesterday acquitted on all charges of corruption.

Chiluba's co-accused, two business executives, were found guilty of theft and possession of state funds and were each imprisoned for three years.

The former trade unionist, hailed as a democrat after helping to dismantle former president Kenneth Kaunda's socialist rule that lasted 27 years, was charged with stealing about R4million of public funds. - Reuters

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