Zambia – Frederick Chiluba Jr, son of former President Frederick Chiluba, has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a mobile phone.
Last year, Frederick was convicted of stealing a Samsung S7 edge, valued at $843 (£626).
The court heard that Chiluba Jr stole the device from a woman, Brenda Chisha, on 2 September 2017 and traded it for drugs in a notorious slum in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.
On Wednesday, Lusaka magistrate Nthandose Chabala said she handed Chiluba Jr a custodial sentence as a deterrence to him and other would-be offenders.
She said she was satisfied that there was enough evidence connecting him to the theft of the phone, and the prosecution had proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt.