Two Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) workers, a driver and Cash in Transit Officer, have pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft involving K5 billion (KR5 million)
Charles Tembo aged 50, Mushota Robert Mwansa 47, both bankers at Civic Centre ZANACO Branch, Anderson Chengo 26, a driver and Michael Ngulube 45, a Cash in Transit officer, are suspected to have diverted the cash in question when they were supposed to deliver it to the ZANACO head office.
Tembo and Mwansa are charged with theft by servant contrary to section 272 and 278 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that on unknown dates but between December 28 and 29 last year, the duo, being persons employed by ZANACO as bankers did steal K2.5 billion (KR2.5 million) property of the said employer.
In the second count, Chengo and Ngulube are charged with an offence of theft by servant contrary to section272 and 278 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Chengo and Ngulube being persons employed by ZANACO as driver and Cash in Transit officer respectively, did steal K2.5 billion (KR2.5 million) property of the said employer.
The four, who appeared before Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda, are scheduled to appear again in March on 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th for commencement of trial and subsequent trials.
The police bond for the quartet has been extended.