Accountant jailed five (5) years with hard labour for corruption
THE Lusaka Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a former Zambia Breweries PLC Accountant Geophrey Mulenga Chanda to five (5) years imprisonment with hard labour for corruption.
Principal Resident Magistrate Honourable Greenwell Malumani found Chanda, guilty of 21 counts of fraudulent false accounting and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour.
According to a statement issued by Anti-Corruption Corporate Affairs Officer Christopher Chibanku, Chanda was further found guilty on 69 counts of Theft by Servant and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour and the sentences shall run concurrently.
Chanda aged 36, of house No. 18305/6 Hillview Park, Libala South was in January 2018 arrested by the commission and charged with 21 counts of Fraudulent False Accounting, and another 69 counts of Theft by Servant.
Chibanku said details are that on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2018 and 30th November, 2013 in Lusaka Province, Chanda whilst employed at Zambia Breweries PLC specifically a Trainee Credit Manager, made false entries in the Zambian Breweries PLC client account system and stole in excess of K1, 000, 000.00 from his former employer.
Nephew arrested raping his aunt, police say
A 24-year-old woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by her 31-year-old nephew after she was from bathing.
Copperbelt province police commanding officer, Peacewell Mweemba said the incident happened when the victim 25 went into the bathroom to take a bath while wrapped in a chitenge material.
However, shortly after she came out of the bathroom, Joseph Shula allegedly pounced on her.
“The suspect then covered her mouth with his hand to avoid her shouting and went on to undress the victim and inserted his penis into her private parts,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said the victim sustained a painful vagina and general body pains.
He said Shula was immediately apprehended by members of the family and some neighbours who took him to Mushili
Police Post where the matter was reported.
Mr Mweemba said Shula will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, a man of Chipulukusu is on the run after he allegedly defiled a 15-year-old neighbour.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th June, 2023)
High temperatures and clear skies expected in June and July due to El Nino conditions
MINISTER of Green Economy and Environment Collins Nzovu says the country will continue experiencing high temperatures above normal for both day and night during this month and July.
The Minister however said, episodes of cooler night temperatures may be experienced for a few days over Gwembe, Ndola, Mansa, Mwinilunga, Kasempa, Kabompo, Livingstone and Mbala Districts and surrounding areas.
He said the high temperatures are attributed to the El Nino conditions being observed over the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the warmer Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures.
“Moreover, there has been an increase in the heat trapping Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere globally. These conditions are fuelling the high temperatures being observed,” he said.
Mr Nzovu said the expected high temperatures may drive increase in energy demands for cooling and irrigation.
He said in addition, the increased water losses due to evaporation resulting from the high temperatures may affect water levels in dams and other water bodies.
Mr Nzovu further said the high temperatures may provide favourable conditions for agriculture pests as well as human and animal diseases to thrive
He said his ministry through the Meteorological Department, in collaboration with other stakeholders such as the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will continue providing updates and advisories.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th June, 2023)
‘Abductors’ plead guilty
THE two men accused or abduction have pleaded guilty to five out of the over 50 abduction, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and sexual offenses committed against against 13 young women last October.
A marshall is currently reading the rest of the charges to James Bwalya and Mathews Sikaonga who are appearing before Lusaka High Court Judge Charles Kafunda.
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(Mwebantu, Monday, 5th June, 2023)