The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Livingstone UPND member of parliament Mathews Jere for abuse of authority of office.
ACC spokesperson Timothy Moono revealed in a statement that Jere, between 1st August, 2013 and 31st October, 2014, whilst serving as a councilor, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, illegally allocated plots to himself and his friends.
“Honourable Mathews 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 authority of his office by allocating plots of land to themselves on property number LIV/4051 a matter or transaction concerning the Livingstone City Council, a public body,” stated Moono.
And Moono stated that Jere had since been released on bond and would appear in court on March 25, 2019.