Zambia: Kemuz Managers Plead Not Guilty

KEMUZ Education Institute headteacher and school manager of Ndola have pleaded not guilty to six counts of theft by servant involving K230 million.

Lotson Chilukusu, 35, a headteacher of Pamodzi Township and Alfred Chirwa, 47, school manager, of Kemuz Teachers' Township appeared before Ndola Magistrate Phumulo Mubita yesterday.

Chilukusu is facing four counts of theft by servant and one count of theft by agent while Chirwa is appearing on one count of theft by servant.

In the first count, Chirwa is alleged to have stolen K9.9 million on February 16, this year from Kemuz Education Institute his employers.

In the second, third fourth and fifth counts, the head teacher is alleged to have stolen K6 million, K30 million, K 34 million and K86 million cash money respectively from his employer between March 1 and 30 this year in Ndola .

Chilukusu in the sixth count is alleged to have stolen K45 million which was meant for fees from students to the Examination Council of Zambia. The money was entrusted with him in March this year.

Mr Mubita adjourned the case to January 3, next year for commencement of trial.

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