A 32-year-old Indian woman has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly working as a pharmacist at Fairview Hospital without an immigration permit.

In this matter, Lathwell Isha of Kabulonga is charged with one count of engaging in paid employment without permit.

Particulars of the offence allege that on June 12, this year in Lusaka, Isha engaged in paid employment at Medical International Limited (Fairview Hospital) pharmacy section, where she was paid some money in exchange for her services without any immigration permit or lawful authority.

And when the matter came up before magistrate Mwaka Mikalile, Monday, Isha denied the charge and was granted K5,000 cash bail with two working sureties.

The matter comes up on July 8, 2019 for trial.

In another matter, four people of Kaunda Square Stage One, among them a house wife and a bottle picker, have been dragged to court for murder.

In this matter, Progress Mali, a 31-year-old business man; Simon Mkandawire, a 25-year-old bottle picker; Valentino Phiri, a 37-year-old builder and Namakau Wamunyinya, a 40-year-old house wife are charged with Murder contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that on April 13, 2019 in Lusaka, the four whilst acting together, murdered Lubinda Ginod.

The matter has been allocated to magistrate Sheila Mweene for explanation of the charge.

Meanwhile, 11 juveniles and a 20-year-old man of Lusaka have been dragged to court for aggravated robbery involving items worth over K1,000.

In this matter, Discent Kabuba, a 20-year-old unemployed man and 11 juveniles among them pupils, are facing five counts of aggravated robbery.

In the first count, it is alleged that on May 21 this year, the 12 stole two Itel Phones and popcorns worth K401, property of Steria Banda.

In the second count, the 12, on the same dates, allegedly stole 66 bunches of flowers worth K360, property of Stanley Mulenga.

In the third count, it is alleged that the accused on the same date stole assorted drinks, eggs and cigarettes worth K93, property of Florence Champ.

In the fourth count, the 12, on the same dates, stole assorted drinks, eggs, and mineral water worth K190, property of Idess Mumba.

And in the last count, it is alleged that on the same date, the suspects stole assorted drinks worth K150 from Agrees Muyamba.

It is alleged that before or after the accused stole the said items, they used force to obtain the goods.

The suspects will be appearing before magistrate Felix Kaoma for mention, awaiting instructions from the DPP to refer the matter to the High Court.