LUSAKA (AFP) - Embattled ex-Zambian president Rupiah Banda was rearrested Monday and slapped with fresh graft charges linked to the acquisition of nine trucks for his 2011 re-election campaign, investigators said.
“The former president, Rupiah Banda has today been formally charged and arrested in connection with nine light trucks which he received from a construction company that was constructing a stadium,” said Namukolo Kasumpa, a spokeswoman for the Government Joint Investigations Team. The 76-year-old who ruled Zambia from 2008 to 2011 was stripped of his presidential immunity last month and now faces a string of corruption related charges.