A Lusaka Magistrate court has sentenced a former cashier at the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA ) to five years imprisonment with hard labour for money laundering activities involving over K6 billion.
John Moonga, 38, was convicted after finding him guilty of sixty charges involving theft, fraudulent accounting and forgery.
Facts before the court were that Moonga in his capacity as a cashier at the then Road Transport Commission now Road Transport and Safety Agency forged Government Revenue Deposit Slips indicating that he had deposited government money which came in his possession by virtue of his employment when in fact not
Moonga stole a total of K6.7 billion of government revenue at Road Transport Commission over a period of two years.
He was arrested in 2007 by the Anti-Money laundering Investigations Unit of the Drug Enforcement Commission and charged him with 61 counts of theft, fraud, forgery and money laundering.
Commenting of the punishment Moonga has received, DEC spokeperson John Nywali said DEC is happy with the penalty handed to the convict saying this will send the right signal to would be offenders that money laundering is a serious offence in this country.
Meanwhile, the Commission has arrested a 27 year old businesswoman of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving K45 million.
Tiwonga Mtonga, a resident of Rockfield forged bank documents belonging to another person and withdrew a total of forty five million six hundred thousand kwacha.