Money and some laptops have been stolen from the Zambian mission in Botswana in a suspicious manner, police are still investigating the matter and no arrests have been made.
According to a local newspaper Mmegi, the staffers were greeted by the sight of ruffled assests and quickly realized that laptops and cash amounting to 7,000 Pulas was missing.
The paper quotes a source as saying that in spite of the ‘theft’ there were no signs of a break in as all doors were found intact. The premises, guarded by security is suspected to have been broken into last weekend.
Six offices were broken into and two HP laptops and 7,000 Pulas stolen on Sunday, according to the adjacent Central Police Station commander, Superintendent Jason Tau. Police received the report on Monday morning.
Sources at the ministry of Foreign affairs in Lusaka said no formal report has been made to the Zambian government by the embassy officials. The source also suspects that the alleged break in could be the beginning of asset stripping of Zambian missions in view of the pending change of government due to the uncertainty surrounding ailing dictator Michael Sata’s health.