The Supreme Court has confirmed that Daily Nation proprietor
Richard Sakala is a corrupt thief.
Richard Sakala had appealed to the Supreme Court that his
conviction on corruption charges which he already served two
years was illegal.
However midway the appeal Sakala abandoned it but the court
went ahead to confirm that Sakala is corrupt.
He was being represented by Dickson Jere of Mvunga and Company.
A panel of three Supreme Court judges – Gregory Phiri, Jones
Chinyama and Rhodah Kaoma -dismissed the appeal after Sakala
decided to abandon the appeal.
In this case, Sakala, who is Daily Nation newspaper proprietor,
claimed that his conviction which he served over a decade ago
He was convicted of abuse of authority where he paid bills of
his friends using public funds.
The court also convicted him of theft of motor vehicles.
One of his lawyers, Dickson Jere, said Sakala still felt
strongly on how the matter was handled in the lower court,
especially that he was not represented.
“Some of the issues were not raised because he was appearing in
At this point, judge Kaoma said the concerns raised were
baseless because the appeal was abandoned.
Judge Phiri then dismissed the appeal on the ground that the
appeal had been abandoned.