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3 Year Prison Sentence For Chinese manager Over theft of K1 Million



A 36-year-old Chinese manager at the Max Beef company was sentenced to three years in prison and hard labor in order to prevent other employees from stealing.

Ruan Chenglan’s punishment was necessary, according to Lusaka Magistrate Judith Chiyayika, because the number of instances of employees stealing from their employers is on the rise.

It was disappointing, according to Magistrate Chiyayika, that the stolen money was never found.

“I have taken note that the offense committed is actually on the increase, there are so many workers that are stealing from their employers.

“Therefore, there is need to deter would be offenders, I also note that nothing was recovered from this case, I will, thereby, sentence you to three years imprisonment with hard labour,” the court ordered.

Ruan already admitted to stealing from a client between January 1, 2022, and February 33 of this year.

According to information presented by public prosecutor Frank Kachingwe, the convict was given access to money between the relevant times after business hours.

Moreover, Ruan was supposed to collect money from clients and send it on, but he never did.

According to testimony given in court, the defendant took various sums of money from customers and the business’ accounts department on various days.

Ruan claimed Jianbin Ye, the company director, had given him the task to collect the money, but this was a lie.

On December 24, 2022, Mr. Jianbin, who had asked Ruan to handle the company’s general operations, departed Zambia for China on a personal mission.

But Mr. Jianbin then learned that K1, 008,457 went missing after returning to Zambia.

When Ruan was asked about the missing money during an interview, she instantly expressed her regret and pledged to pay it back as soon as possible.

The prisoner left on the following day for an unidentified location, but was later found by authorities.

Ruan begged the court not to impose a jail term after the magistrate found him guilty of the allegation because “my family is in China”.

Also, he was terrified of the surroundings of Chimbokaila, also known as Lusaka Central Correctional Prison.

“I cannot manage to stay in Chimbokaila. There are no beds in prison. The condition is uncomfortable. Anyways, this is my life now”.

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President Hichilema to Visit Seseli Mine




Seseli Mine in Chingola

President Hakainde Hichilema is scheduled to visit Seseli Mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt, where a number of illegal miners find themselves trapped in a flooded open-pit mine. The announcement was made by Copper Minister Elisha Matambo during a press briefing in Chingola, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical situation.

Minister Matambo expressed confidence in the measures and interventions implemented by the government, ensuring that the ongoing rescue mission will reach the trapped miners. The President’s visit underscores the gravity of the situation and the government’s hands-on approach in coordinating the rescue efforts.

Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe provided further assurance, stating that safety precautions are rigorously being followed to maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. He emphasized that the government has engaged with families affected by the incident, with twenty-seven families having come forward to claim missing relatives.

Source: aljazeera

In other news – It all ended in tears for Faith Nketsi

News that well-known Mzansi reality TV star and influencer, Faith Nketsi whose full name is Mapholoso Faith Nketsi was finally divorcing her short-term husband Nzuzo Njilo was met with relief from fans of the reality star and businesswoman.

Faith Nketsi

The reason behind the celebration of the divorce was because Faith’s brand took some knocks when her husband’s corrupt business ways were aired on the covers of Mzansi’s biggest. Read more

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PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly




Robert Chabinga

The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

Source: Lusakatimes

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