A 49-year-old security guard from Central Statistical Office has been dragged to court for allegedly stealing four fire extinguishers worth over K4,000, from his employer.
In this matter, Teddy Sekwila of Lusaka is charged with one count of theft by servant.
Particulars of the offence allege that between June 5 and 6 this year, Sekwila being employed by Central Statistical Office as security guard, stole four fire extinguishers valued at K4,800, property of the employer.
The matter has been allocated to magistrate Ruth Kapulo and he is expected to take plea today.
Meanwhile, Chief Resident magistrate Lameck Mwale has ordered the State to summon the arresting officer and sureties in the matter in which a 28-year-old Indian is accused of calling a Zambian “black dog”.
In this matter, Patel Shahnawazy, a sales manager at SD Investment, is charged with one count expressing or showing hatred, ridicule or contempt for persons because of race.
Particulars of the offence allege that on April 24, this year, Shahnawazy uttered words verbally expressing or showing hatred, ridicule or contempt to Ian Chilenga wholly and mainly because of his tribe, place or original by saying that “You are a black dog”.
On July 5, this year, magistrate Mwale issued a bench against Shahnawazy for failing to appear in court.
And when the matter came up, Monday, public prosecutor Stuyversant Malambo informed the court that the bench warrant had not been executed, and that the arresting officer was not before court to give an explanation on the execution of the warrant.
At this point, magistrate Mwale ordered the State to summon the arresting officer and Shahnawazy’s sureties and ensure that they appeared in court.
The matter comes up on August 9, this year.