The Anti-Corruption Commission in Livingstone has arrested Livingstone UPND Member of Parliament Mathews Jere for abuse of authority of office.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono said Jere aged 45, of house number 231 Highlands, Livingstone, has been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to Section 21 (l)(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2013 and 31st October, 2014, Mathews Jere, whilst he was serving as a Councilor for Mwalibona Ward in the Livingstone City Council, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by allocating plots of land to himself on property number LIV/4051.
The UPND Lawmaker has since been released on bond and will appear in court on 25th March, 2019.