Chiluba, who was released on bail on Monday after surrendering his passport, is due to appear in court on 3 March together with his former intelligence chief Xavier Chungu, currently in detention on similar charges of diversion of public funds.
The Supreme Court has in recent days heard damaging testimony from incarcerated former intelligence chief Xavier Chungu and former finance minister Katele Kalumba.
They have stated under oath that they used tax payers money to bank-roll Mwanawasa's campaign, and to clean up his
personal debts ahead of the polls, in breach of Zambia's electoral laws.
But Mwanawasa's credibility suffered a further blow last week when Xavier Chungu, the former head of intelligence under Chiluba, testified that he personally cleaned up Mwanawasa's "bad debts" before the 2001 election using a special intelligence account held in London.
also alleged that he
up to US $416,000 in cash to help buy votes in the run up to the poll.
In addition to the money he
personally gave Mwanawasa
from state coffers, Chungu
alleged that he
spent an additional US $458,000 to purchase cars and bicycles for Mwanawasa's
campaign, on instructions from Chiluba, who had chosen Mwanawasa
to succeed him as presidential candidate for the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD).
was subpoenaed by lawyers of the three main opposition parties, the United Party for National Development (UPND), the Forum for Democracy and Development
and the Heritage Party who are challenging the result of the 2001 election.