The Chingola Subordinate court on 10th January, 2013 convicted two Copper thieves (commonly known as “Jerabos”) Sailota Phiri and Anthony Chibuye, and sentenced them to 4 months simple imprisonment. The convicts, who appeared before Honourable T. K. Mwetela, stood charged with one count of corrupt practices with public officer contrary to section 19(2) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 38 of 2010.
Particulars of the offence were that Phiri and Chibuye on the 15th day of April, 2011 in Chingola District of the Copperbelt Province jointly and whilst acting together did corruptly give KR 907.50 cash to JASPER SIKAZWE, a Police Officer with the Zambia Police Service, as an inducement for the said Jasper Sikazwe to allow Phiri, Chibuye and other persons enter Moolmans Open Pit Mine and steal copper therein, a matter that concerned the Zambia Police Service, a public body.
Meanwhile Kitwe Principal Resident Magistrate Hon. Lamba has found, a Local Court Magistrate Joyce Chikolwa, with a case to answer and accordingly put her on defence. Joyce Chikolwa stands charged with one count of corrupt practices by a Public Officer contrary to section 19(1) and 40 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 38 of 2010.
Particulars of the offence are that Joyce Chikolwa on the 4th day of October 2011 in Kitwe District of the Copperbelt Province being a public officer namely Local Court Magistrate did corruptly solicit for and receive KR 1, 500 cash from ALICE CHISEMBELE as an inducement or reward to review the judgment in the Local Court case between John Chisembele and Catherine Nakamba a matter or transaction that concerned the Local Court, a public body.
This is according to a statement issued by ACC Public Relations manager Timothy Moono