Ketele, Chungu, Kabwe and Chibanda lose application to have old case re-opened

The Lusaka High Court has dismissed an application by former directors of the defunct Access Financial Services Limited (AFSL), directors Aaron Chungu and Faustin Kabwe to have their five year jail term appeal re-opened.
The four were slapped with a five-year jail term by a Lusaka magistrate’s court on corruption charges.
In this case Chungu and Kabwe who are jointly charged with former Finance Minister Katele Kalumba, his Permanent Secretary, Stella Chibanda had applied to have their appeal case re-opened before delivering judgment.
High Court Judges Nigel Mutuna and Jane Kabuka in delivering their ruling today on whether the applicant’s appeal should be re-opened before passing judgment on grounds that they had established fresh evidence said the court was not convinced with the arguments advanced.