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Quick Justice. Four bandits who staged a dramatic robbery in Ndola have been sentenced to five years

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A ‘Zimbabwean business tycoon’ and three other criminals among them a 28-year-old woman have been sentenced to five years imprisonment for theft from a motor vehicle.

The criminals robbed a security guard Francis Kunda from Zambezi Portland Cement.

The security guard was sent by Zambezi Portland Cement managing director Gomeli Litana to withdraw the money.

This is in a matter where Owen Msimanga 48, of house number 161 in Matero, Norman Nguni 47 of house number 1126 Chunga Lusaka, Charles Lunga 45 of unmarked house in Matero, and Ethel Lyambai 28 of house number 1772, Muchinga Road, in Chunga, Lusaka.

The three Zimbabwean Nations and the Zambian woman are charged with theft from motor vehicle.

Particulars of the offence are that the four jointly and whilst acting together did steal K142,082 property of Gomeli Litana.

When the matter came up for plea before Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa, Msimanga who introduced himself as a business executive, Nguni as a business tycoon, Lunga as a vendor and Lyambai as a business lady all pleaded guilty.

The three Zimbabwean Nationals said they stole because they wanted to pay for their children school fees, while Lyambai said she wanted to use it for sustaining the family.

In mitigation, the four asked the court to forgive them because they did not waste the courts time.

But Magistrate Musukwa said cases of theft from motor vehicle were on the rise in Ndola.

“Cases of this nature are so high in the district and a custodial sentence is appropriate. For the first three accused, I sentence you to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour while the fourth accused I sentence you to 5 years simple imprisonment effective today,” Magistrate Musukwa said.

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Woman killed at an over night prayer meeting in Lusaka, police say

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A 45-YEAR OLD woman has been brutally murdered while another left unconscious in a church building by unknown criminals who also stole equipment worth K36,000.
The incident happened on April 15, between 02:30 and 05:00 hours at Omega Fire Ministries located in Chalala area in Lusaka.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale told Mwebantu in a statement police visited the scene and found two women lying in a pool of blood.
“Police in Lusaka received a report from Thokozile Tembo aged 29 of Chalala area in Lusaka in which it was reported that two Church members of Omega Fire Ministries identified as Rebecca Chongo aged 45 residents of Chalala area and Jane Soko aged 35 of Chelstone were attacked by unknown people inside the church building,” Mr Mwale.
He said Ms Chongo was found dead with a stab wound on her left cheek while Ms Soko was found unconscious with cuts on her head and neck.
Mr Mwale said sharp instruments are believed to have been used in the act.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that there was an all-night prayer meeting at a named church which ended on April 15, 2021 around 02:30 hours and the two victims opted to stay in the church building as they did not have means to go to their respective homes in the night.
Mr Mwale said three black LG plasma television sets and one Yamaha mixer all valued at K36, 000 are reported to have been stolen from the church building.
“The body of the deceased was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem while the unconscious woman is receiving treatment at Chilenje Level One hospital. Police have since instituted Investigations into the matter,” Mr Mwale said.

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Police arrest Correctional officer of Mansa for attempted murder

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A 31-YEAR-OLD Correctional officer of Mansa has been arrested for attempted murder.

On April 9, 2021 at 19:30 hours, Frederick Chishimba shot at Pathias Bwale aged 19 whom he suspected of being a thief.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the incident in a statement issued yesterday.

He said the incident occurred at Regional Correctional offices in Mansa, Luapula Province.

Mr Mwale said the victim sustained a bullet wound on his left foot.

“The suspect is in police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mr Mwale said.

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Police charge and arrest Malambo, Sejani, Simooloka and Lilanda with the offence of abduction

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POLICE in Lusaka have formally charged and arrested Fines Malambo, Ackson Sejani, Javern Simooloka and Vincent Lilanda with the offence of Abduction.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the four are still detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.

Last week, police disclosed that they were investigating and looking for Pheluna Hatembo and Milton Hatembo who are alleged to have been abducted.

The two are witnesses in the case United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema is alleged to have fraudulently acquired farm number 1924 in Kalomo.

Mr Mwale further said claims in some sections of the media that the two are being held for their own safety are not true as police is keenly following leads which will assist in the arrest of the duo.

“The assertion that Police knows the whereabouts of Pheluna and Milton Hatembo is not true and should be treated with utmost disregard,” Mr Mwale said.

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Zambia Stats

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