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Vol 42 No 21

Published 26th October 2001


Zambia

Payback time

The President's cheque is stolen and the election heats up

The arrest of three men last week on charges of stealing President Frederick Chiluba's salary over the past 16 months is instructive. Apparently Chiluba hadn't noticed that 82 million kwacha (US$21,500) had been diverted from his bank account. Fraudsters had opened an account in his name and switched the funds there.

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