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SOME of the goats handed over to Afri Farmers’ Cooperative in Kapete village, Chongwe.

Varsity don accused of stealing goats


CITY University of Science and Technology director Muyenga Atanga and five others have been taken to court for allegedly stealing goats worth over K200,000 from a farm in Chisamba. This is in a case Atanga and others are charged with stock theft, an offence attracting up to seven years imprisonment. Other defendants are Ian Munsanje, 26, a farm supervisor, Silven Mukonka, 20, a farm shepherd, and Thomas Sikapizye, 29, a livestock technician.The rest are Jedrick Mwiinde, 26, a manager, and Joseph Siamana, whose occupation is yet to be known. It is alleged that on August 15 last year, Munsanje, Mukonka, Atanga, Mwiinde, Siamana, Sikapazye, while acting with others, stole 2,006 goats all valued at K277,500 belonging to Mubanga Kanyanta. Yesterday, the accused appeared before Lusaka resident magistrate Allan Ngobola. But after the matter was called for plea, the magistrate observed that Atanga’s particulars were not on the indictment despite the accused being present.
The prosecution team then applied for the case to be adjourned to allow it to make amendments to the document. “We apply that the case be adjourned to have a fresh copy of the indictment to include particulars of Professor Atanga,” a State prosecutor submitted. Magistrate Ngobola adjourned the case to Thursday. Meanwhile, a businessman and an information and technology expert have CLICK TO READ MORE