MULENGA MUSONDA writes
A FORTY NINE year old unemployed man has been dragged to the Choma Magistrates Court to exculpate himself on allegations of burglary involving over K25,000 of household properties.
This is in a case in which Alex Masiye is charged with burglary and theft contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Masiye on January 4, 2020 broke into Newa Ngwiza’s house and stole therein three blankets, shoes, a television set, home theatre ,clothes, pots among other household goods all valued at K25,951.
When Masiye appeared for plea before Resident Magistrate Ethel Phiri, he strongly denied the accusations made against him compelling the Court to record a plea of not guilty.
Court: Have you heard the charge read against you?
Court: How do you plea
Masiye: I plead not guilty
Magistrate Phiri then granted the accused K20,000 cash bail with two employees working in the Government as sureties to be bound in the like sum but in their own recognizance.
The matter was then adjourned to 16th January 2020 for trial while the accused remained in custody until bail requirements were met.