by G9ija

Son of a former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba, has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment by a Magistrates’ court in Zambia over mobile phone theft.

Frederick Chiluba Jr was sentenced over stealing a Samsung S7 edge, valued at $843, in 2017.

Chiluba’s governance in Zambia from 1991 to 2001 was dogged by corruption allegations, leading to his immunity from prosecution being lifted after he left office.

He was arraigned for alleged embezzlement in 2002 but acquitted after a six-year trial.

In 2007, he was convicted of fraud by a London court and ordered to repay $58m (£36m) in misappropriated funds, but the ruling was never enforced in Zambia.