Lusaka house thief pleads guilty house breaking and theft charges

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criminal records, crime, arrest, court

A TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman of Lusaka has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to two counts of house breaking and theft.
Sylvia Kalumba of House Number 24, Kaunda Square Township in Lusaka admitted to two charges of breaking into two houses and stealing household goods, before Ndola magistrate Misozi Banda.
In the first count, Kalumba on may 17, this year in Ndola is alleged to have entered a house in Ndola belonging to Misozi Mwanza and stolen a chitenge material, two pairs of bed sheets, three pairs of jeans trousers and six shirts valued at K500.
In the second count, the accused on June 9, this year in Ndola, is alleged to have entered a house belonging to Gertrude Mutwale and stolen three curtains, a flash disc, a set of table clothes and four chickens all valued at K1340.
MS Banda adjourned the case to June 25, this year for written facts. The accused is remanded in custody.
In the same court, a 39-year-old man of Ndola has been convicted and fined K150 for damaging a tree in the Zambia Forest and Forestry Cooperation (ZAFFICO) plantation.
Anthony Mulenga of 1445 Pamodzi Township in Ndola was convicted and fined upon his admission of guilt to the offence.
Mulenga on June 8, this year in Ndola damaged a tree valued at K255 in the Misundu ZAFFICO plantation.
In mitigation, the accused pleaded for lenience and told the court that he was married and taking care of his parents and children.


Times of Zambia