ACC arrests Lusaka businesswoman

Anti Corruption Commision - ACC
Anti Corruption Commision - ACC

A Lusaka businesswoman has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and charged her with three counts of corruption related offences involving up to K42, 000.

This is in a case involving Ms. Peggy Mwanza, 44 of house number 2070/7417 Chilenje Township, who in the first count, while acting with unknown people between 1st January 2009 and 30th August 2010 made a copy of a national registration card number 257909/74/1, contrary to section 344(b) of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

In the second count, she is being charged with uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

The facts of the matter are that between 1st July, 2010 and 30th August the same year, Ms. Mwanza fraudulently uttered a document namely an NRC number 25909/74/1 and presented it to a legal officer Paul Kachimbi at the Ministry of Lands claiming she was selling plot number LUS 31175 in Woodland near Chalala.

And in third count, Ms. Mwanza is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to section 309 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Details of the count are that between 1st July 2010 and 31st July 2010, Ms. Mwanza with intent to defraud, sold a property number LUS31175 Woodlands to Mr. Elisha Banda at K42,000.00 while pretending to be acting on behalf of a Mr. Appolos when in fact not.

Ms. Mwanza, who failed meet the conditions for her bond, is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.