Katele Kalumba and others granted bail pending their appeal hearing in the Supreme Court

THE Lusaka High Court has granted bail to former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba and his co-accused persons pending their appeal hearing in the Supreme Court.
This is in a matter in which the four had appealed against their five-year jail sentence slapped by the subordinate court but the high court had upheld the sentence saying their activities were marred with corruption.
Kalumba is jointly charged with former directors of the defunct Access Financial Services Limited (AFSL) Faustin Kabwe, Aaron Chungu and former Finance Permanent Secretary Stella Chibanda for corrupt activities during former President Frederick Chiluba’s regime.
High Court judge Evans Hamaundu granted the appellants bail and said their bail conditions should be attached with the same conditions they were given by the subordinate court.