13 year old girl appears in court for stealing a bag from Shoprite

Lusaka High Court

A THIRTEEN- year- old girl has appeared in a Kitwe magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a school bag from Shoprite checkers.
The girl, was charged with theft after she allegedly stole a school bag valued at K 64.99 property of Shoprite checkers on November 19, this year.
According to the record, the girl went into Shoprite around 18:40 hours, picked the bag but was intercepted at the exit point by a security guard who noticed that she did not pay for it.
The juvenile offender appeared before magistrate Ruth Kapulo, where she pleaded guilty and said she wanted to use the bag for school requirements.
When asked if she understood the charge, the girl admitted the charge and informed the court that she had no claim of right to the bag because she did not pay for it.
She said she knew that her action was an offence but that she was in a confused state.
The court matter was adjourned to December 2, this year for a social welfare report.