The Choma Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a Zambia Sugar employee to four years imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving K10,000.

Willard Mwiinga, a 40-year-old Maintenance Superintendent at Zambia Sugar Company PLC of House number 4 Mukuyu Staff Area was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2014 for corrupt practices.

According to a statement issued by ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono today, details were that on dates unknown but between 1st January and 26th April 2014, in Mazabuka District of Southern Province of the Republic of Zambia, Willard Mwiinga being an employee of Zambia Sugar Company did corruptly solicit for K40,000 and actually received K10,000 cash gratification, from, a Director of Lazpine Engineering Company, as an inducement or reward for having facilitated the award of contract to maintain rollers to Lazpine Engineering Contractor at Zambia Sugar Company PLC.

Magistrate Exonorbit Zulu passed judgement over this matter.