Sesheke Court Clerk arrested for corruption

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The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Court Clerk at Sesheke Magistrates Court for corrupt practices involving KR 350.


Muwana Nangonde was arrested on April 4th this year and charged with corrupt practices by Public Officer contrary to Section 19 (1) as read with Section 41 of the ACC Act Number 3 of 2012.


This is contained in a statement availed to ZANIS by ACC Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.


 Details of the offence are that between January 21st and April 4th this year, Nangonde allegedly solicited for and received KR 350 cash gratification from a Danny Ntambwa as an inducement to forward a case record in which Ntambwa applied for an appeal to the High Court in a matter where he was involved with two others.


Muwana has since been released on bail and will appear in court on April 15th this year.


Meanwhile the Lusaka Magistrates Court has convicted a 26 year old man for impersonation contrary to section 378 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.


Lusaka Magistrate Judith Chinyayika found John Phiri who is unemployed guilty of impersonating a Public Officer and sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour effective March 5th 2013.


Details of the offence are that Phiri on January 24th, 2012 in Lusaka district with intent to defraud or deceive falsely presented himself to Gertrude Musonda as a person employed by the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO).


In meting out the sentence, Magistrate Chinyayika noted that although Phiri was a first offender, the case he committed is a serious one adding that ZESCO has been losing huge sums of money through such deceitful conduct.


Phiri was arrested by the ACC on January 24th 2012 following a report made to the commission against him.


 This is according to a statement made available to ZANIS by ACC Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.