Six former Livingstone City Council councilors in Southern Province have been convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment with hard labour but suspended for six months for corrupt practices.
The Livingstone Subordinate Court has convicted Milford Mambo, Fred Sikazwe, Ziwa Malilo Ziwa, Patrick Makala, Rueben Kakwasha and Stanely Ngoma.
The six were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in March 2018 on a charge of abuse of Authority of Office contrary to section 21 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act number 3 of 2012.
After trial, the six were however, found guilty of willful failure to declare interest contrary to section 28 of the same Act.
Kalomo Resident Magistrate Likando Matakala sitting at Livingstone Subordinate Court found the former Councillors guilty of willful failure to declare interest during the process of land allocation at Livingstone City Council.
The sentence of the convicted former councillors is with effect from March 25 this year.
The other 12 co accused who include Fennix Liandisha, Frank Kalindima, Steven Simasintu, Friday Chilufya Nkonde, Aggrey Mulako Njekwa, Saxon Simachembele, Mathew Jere, Liswani Likando, Kabukabu Sikwebele, Choolwe Maunga Lipenga, Dr Ben Chiyesu and Kingsley Muchindu Siyasinyanga were acquitted.
This is according to a media statement issued by ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe.
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