A FORTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman of Kafulafuta has told the Ndola magistrate court how a witchdoctor created a screen to show her the people who stole her employer’s money.
Before Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa was Doris Chola of Mbalasa Farms who was charged with two counts of theft by servant.

In the first count, it is alleged that Chola, on February 3, 2016, being a servant of Grace Mushili, stole K6, 600 cash.
In the second count, it is alleged that Chola, on the same date, stole K15, 000, property of Patrick Katongo.
Based on the evidence presented to the court, Mr Musukwa found Chola with a case to answer and put her on her defence.

Giving her defence, Ms Chola denied stealing the money from her employer and explained to the court that she discovered the money missing from her handbag after hearing footsteps outside her home.
She said after discovering that the money was stolen she went to a witchdoctor who gave her a concoction before he made a screen to show her the people who had allegedly stolen the money.

“He put a cloth on a wall to serve as a screen and we saw my boss’ sister and brother get the money.
“But when we returned they both refused and my boss said there was no way her sister could steal her money,” she said.
When asked by the magistrate if she had closed her defence, Chola said only God would close her defence.
Mr Musukwa adjourned the matter to April 5, 2016, for mention and April 15 for judgment while the accused was remanded in custody.

And a 29-year-old security guard of Mkushi has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour after he pleaded guilty to a charge of arson.
Steven Simwiinga confessed before Kabwe High Court judge Dominic Sichinga that he set ablaze a house belonging to Josephine Mwape using a match stick.

Times of Zambia