Kapiri guard in court for stealing tents

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— A Food Reserve Agency (FRA) security guard is appearing in a Kapiri Mposhi magistrate’s court for allegedly stealing two shed storage tents altogether valued at K 50,000.

Before Kapiri Mposhi Magistrate, Ackson Mumba, was Cletus Nkandulu, 40, of Riverside area in Kapiri Mposhi District who was facing one count of theft by servant contrary to Section 272 of the Penal Code Chapter 37 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts before court were that Nkandulu, on unknown dates but between August 8 and August 12, 2014, did steal two shed storage tents altogether valued at K50, 000, the property of FRA in Kapiri Mposhi.

Nkandulu has pleaded not guilty prompting magistrate Mumba to adjourn the matter to September 8, 2014 for commencement of trial.

The accused has been granted K 1000 bail with two working sureties.

And a 28-year old house servant of Kapiri Mposhi District is appearing in court for allegedly stealing USD 300 cash and an assortment of clothes worth over K2, 400 from his employer.

Before Kapiri Mposhi Magistrate, Ackson Mumba, was Maureen Nachela, who was facing a charge of theft by servant contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence were that Nachela, while working as a house servant, on unknown dates but between June 10 and August 4, 2014, did steal four-skirts, three pairs of trousers, one window curtain, chitenge material, two shirts and USD 300 cash money the property of Katra Abdi.

Nachela pleaded not guilty to the charge.

She, however, accepted stealing the clothes but denied stealing the USD 300 cash from the complainant.

“I admit stealing the clothes but I did not steal USD 300,” Nachela said.

Magistrate Mumba adjourned the case to September 3, 2014 for judgment. Nachela remains in police custody.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man of Matiliyo Compound in Kapiri Mposhi district has been sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment with hard labour for burglary.


Before the court was Derrick Simukanze, who readily pleaded guilty to burglary, an offence contrary to Section 301 of the Penal code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars before the court were that Simukanze on the August 16, 2014 in Kapiri Mposhi district did break and enter into a dwelling house of Elvis Kanwa with intent to commit a felony therein, namely stealing.

The occupants of the house were awakened to footsteps by the accused who had managed sneaking into the house after breaking the door.

Simukanze readily pleaded guilty to the charged and asked for maximum lenience from the court as he was a first offender.

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