GUILTY : Court convicts Sport Deputy Minister Stephen Masumba

Steven Masumba-SPORTS Deputy Minister -
Steven Masumba-SPORTS Deputy Minister -
A Lusaka Magistrate court has convicted Sport Deputy Minister Stephen Masumba for obtaining pecuniary advantage by false pretences.

This is in a case in which Masumba had used an erroneously issued National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA) accounting technician diploma to get a job at the Lusaka Business and Technical College as an accounting officer.

Delivering judgment this morning, Magistrate Wilson Muma ruled that he did not find any truth in Mr Masumba’s evidence.

He said it was clear that Mr Masumba used the qualifications he erroneously obtained to find a job.

Magistrate Muma has since ordered that Mr Masumba be remanded in custody awaiting sentencing on Wednesday.

Facts of the matter are that Masumba on dates unknown but between December 2005 and August 2008 in Lusaka dishonestly obtained employment for himself as an accounts clerk at Lusaka Business and Technical College by falsely pretending that he held the qualification of accounting technician when in fact not.