Kitwe maid pleads guilty to stealing babies


AN 18-YEAR-OLD maid who allegedly stole two children from her employer’s neighbour in Kitwe has pleaded guilty before the magistrate’s court.

Linda Siyamung’ombe, of no fixed abode but in Kabwe, yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing two children when she appeared for plea before senior resident magistrate Daniel Musonda.


When asked why she stole the children, Siyamung’ombe said she wanted to keep them as her own.
In mitigation, she asked for forgiveness from the parents of the children and the court so that she could go back to school in Kabwe and become a better citizen.


In the first count, on June 14, 2015, Siyamung’ombe is alleged to have stolen James Simfukwe, aged six months, with intent to deprive Kennedy Simfukwe of Kitwe of his child.
In the second count, the accused is charged with stealing another child, Bezina Simfukwe, aged six years, with intent to deprive the same man.