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State closes Rumphi boss’ theft case

By CHARLES MUSONDA 

THE State has closed a case in which Rumphi Enterprises Limited managing director Charity Gondwe is charged with one count of alleged theft.

In this case, Gondwe, 45, of Makeni Bonaventure in Lusaka, is charged with allegedly stealing a cleaning machine belonging to another cleaning company  

Particulars of offence are that Gondwe, whilst acting together with others, stole a Numatic floor polisher machine worth K48, 000, the property of Nemchem International Limited.

The machine was discovered being used at Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) where Rumphi had a cleaning contract.

Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale closed the case after three last prosecution witnesses, including the arresting officer, testified in the matter which started in November 2019.

Mr. Mwale has set next Wednesday February 23, 2021 as the date for ruling on whether or not Gondwe has a case to answer.

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