Rupiah Banda Trial: Witness Says Mwanawasa Initiated Oil Deal

[Zambia Reports]On the fourth day of hearings in the trial of former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda, a witness testified before Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda that according to discussions in various staff meetings at the Zambia High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, the initial steps for Zambia to obtain oil from Nigeria had already been done under late president Levy Mwanawasa.