PROPHET John Simfukwe, who allegedly swindled a widow out of K260, 000, has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court on one count of theft by agent, contrary to Section 280 (b) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that on unknown dates but between August 16, 2016 and August 17, 2018, Simfukwe stole K260, 000 cash which was entrusted to him by Mr Mildred Chikato to buy a house on her behalf.
His case was allocated to Magistrate Felix Kaoma but he could not take plea as Mr. Kaoma was not around. He is expected to take plea thist week.
According to Ms. Chikato, Prophet Simfukwe duped her that he was going to buy a house for her from her deceased’s husbands benefits but disappeared for more than two years after collecting the money.
In an interview last week, Ms. Chikato said after she was paid her late husband’s benefits, the Prophet asked her to tell him her plan for the money. “He then said he could buy a house on my behalf and he found one which was going at K200, 000.