FORMER Zambia Railways Limited managing director Clive Chirwa yesterday walked to freedom after the Lusaka Magistrates Court acquitted him on two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest.
Magistrate Obisster Musukwa however convicted former ZRL director of finance Regina Mwale on two counts of abuse of authority of office.
Magistrate Musukwa said Mrs. Mwale abused her authority when she authorised payment for accommodation for Professor Chirwa at Fallsway Apartments in Lusaka without board approval.
And Magistrate Musukwa said the prosecution failed to prove that Prof Chirwa had directed Mrs. Mwale to pay for his accommodation at Fallways Apartment.
Magistrate Musukwa said the prosecution failed to avail documentary evidence before the court to prove that Prof Chirwa directed Mrs. Mwale to pay for his accommodation.
Meanwhile, Magistrate Musukwa would today deliver sentence in the case were he convicted Mrs Mwale for abuse of authority of office.