Former Zambia President's son seized over graft claimsBy MICHAEL CHAWE in Lusaka | Friday, April 27 2012 at 19:34
Zambia corruption investigators late Friday picked up former President Rupiah Banda’s son Andrew for graft related offences.
Mr Andrew Banda, who it was not yet clear where he was coming from, was arrested upon disembarking from an Ethiopian Airways flight at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
“Nothing happened, we just had a brief…he is coming back tomorrow at 09:00 hours at the former task force on corruption,'' spokesperson Charity Chanda said.
“We are calling him for investigations; I will give you the details tomorrow, just know he is in the country to help with investigations, the rest of the details I will give them to you tomorrow [Saturday].”
It was not clear what charges Andrew could be slapped with.
President Michael Sata, upon ascending to power, launched an anti-graft drive which the opposition claim was targeting them.
The government has already linked another Banda’s son, Henry, to a sale of a state telecomm and oil deals he was allegedly involved in during his father’s three-year reign.
Henry, currently in South Africa, says the allegations were politically motivated.
Opposition say President Sata’s government fight against corruption was a witch-hunt aimed at weakening his opponents.
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