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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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Tasila Lungu drags Chitambala Mwewa of SML TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel

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CHAWAMA PF member of parliament Tasila Lungu Mwansa has dragged Chitambala Mwewa of Simon Mwewa Lane TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel.

This follows a complaint filed in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court by Tasila, who is former president Edgar Lungu’s daughter.

Tasila wants Mwewa to be prosecuted for libel and cyber bullying.

In count one, Tasila alleges that Mwewa on September 15, 2021 published on his Facebook page a story entitled, “THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER” in which he stated that: “Tasila Lungu is being investigated for suspicious purchase of a named bank together with all the assets worth 300 million. Everyone from Eagle one to the average councillor was stealing in a BIG way during the Patriotic Front’s iron rule. The sheer number of multiple cases involving government officials in the PF administration might derail Double H7’s goal of placing our country on a better footing. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Patriotic Front was a criminal organisation and they are in no moral position to provide checks and balances. I propose that the party be deregistered.

In count two, Mwewa is charged with cyber bullying contrary to section 71 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act No. 2 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that Mwewa on September 15 this year, published defamatory matter on his Facebook page.

She stated that the words were published for purposes of launching an attack on her using the cyber space without any lawful authority or reasonable cause to do so.

Tasila stated that the words are untrue, are defamatory matter and intended to bring her name into hatred, ridicule and contempt, suggesting that she had engaged in illegal activities when the same was not true.

She stated that the words were understood to mean that she is a criminal.

“I verily believe that by reason thereof, an offence has been committed by the accused justifying the institution of proceedings by way of a complaint before this honourable court,” she said.

Tasila added that Mwewa has no justification to utter by word of mouth defamatory matter to the nation and the world at large against her.

According to an warrant of arrest, magistrate Chrispin Hampungani ordered that Mwewa be apprehended and produced in court tomorrow, October 8, 2021.

Meanwhile, Mwewa was today apprehended by chief inspector in charge of court operations George Konde at around 10:00 hours from his premises.

Mwewa will be detained in police custody until tomorrow when he will be presented before magistrate Hampungani.

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One dead and 39 sick in wedding food poisoning tragedy, says Sylvia Masebo

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ONE person has died and several others rushed to the hospital after drinking Munkoyo at a wedding ceremony in Nampundwe.

Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo says government is investigating suspected food poisoning among people who drunk Munkoyo at a wedding ceremony in Nampundwe.
Mrs Masebo said five persons are admitted to the University Teaching Hospital and two at Nampundwe healthcare facility.
She said another 32 were treated in our Out-Patients Department at Nampundwe healthcare facility.
“Sadly one  person died in transit to UTH,”she said.

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Maid, Kambwili appears in court for adduction of two children of Asian origin

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A 28-year-old Lusaka maid and a 39-year-old man who abducted two children of Asian origin have pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ Court.

Hellen Banda is jointly charged with businessman Chilumina Kambwili on two counts of abduction and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

Banda and Kambwili are alleged to have abducted Sundrshan Patel and Njlakshi Patel, the unmarried girls under the age of 16 out of care and protection of their parent, Kumar D. Patel having lawful care against their will.

The offence was committed on September 13, 2021.

The two accused also stole a motor vehicle, a Toyota Allion registration number BAG 5479, valued at K110,000, the property of Patel.

They appeared before chief resident magistrate Dominic Makalichi and pleaded guilty.

Banda admitted that she took the children who are not her relatives.

She said she used to work at their parent’s house.

Banda had a tough time responding to a question on where she took the children but after being pressed for an answer, she said she took them to Kabanana compound in Lusaka where she stays.

She explained that she was fired from work for being absent and so she decided to take the children to her place.

And Kambwili admitted taking the children from their parents home without authority from the parents

He said the parents were not paying him his salary and so he took the children.

Asked whether he knew that it was an offence, he responded in affirmative.

The matter was adjourned to September 28 for facts and sentencing.

According to a police statement,

the abducted children were found in Lusaka’s Kabanana Compound in a rented house believed to have been occupied on Monday, 13th September, 2021, the day the children were reported missing.

More information will be availed at an appropriate time,” stated police spokesperson Esther Katongo.

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