Andrew Banda granted bail but faces re-arrest

Former President Rupiah Banda’s son Andrew has been granted bail pending appeal by the High Court.

Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda granted Andrew Banda a K 10,000 bail with two sureties. At press time Sinda Member of Parliament Levy Ngoma and Muchinga Member of Parliament Howard Kunda were signing bail forms for Andrew.

Andrew Banda was on Friday last week sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for soliciting a two percent commission from Fratelli Locci.

Locci who was initially charged with Andrew was turned into a state witness later during trial. This shows that the idea was not to fight corruption but fix Andrew Banda.

Locci was told that if he wanted to continue receiving roads construction contracts, he had to testify against Andrew.
Meanwhile, reports reaching the Zambian Watchdog indicate that Andrew’s freedom may be short lived as he faces another arrest. A police source has told the Zambian Watchdog that Andrew Banda may be arrested again for allegedly soliciting bribe from Zambezi Portland Cement.

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