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Zambian Police Arrest Son of Former President for Corruption

June 01, 2012

Zambian police arrested the son of former President Rupiah Banda on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from an Italian construction company, police spokeswoman Namukolo Kasumpa said.

Andrew Banda has been charged with “corrupt practices and being in possession of property suspected to be the proceeds of a crime,” Kasumpa said today in phone interview from Lusaka, the capital. He was released on bail, she said.

Banda is the oldest son of the former president, who lost am election in September to Michael Sata. Sata promised to crackdown on corruption in the copper-rich southern African nation.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Latham in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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