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Former Muvi TV security guard confesses to stealing from previous jobs

One of the four suspects who were recently detained for breaking into the studios of MUVI Television and stealing a variety of equipment worth thousands of kwacha has admitted guilt.

A magistrate was told by Kambani Kapila, 42, a former security guard at the same location, how he entered the building through the main entrance that was left open.

I entered MUVI television using the gate which I found open. They don’t lock the main door,” Kapila said confidently when taking plea before magistrate Trevor Kasanda.

Kapila and three other people are accused of breaking into a building with the purpose to commit a felony in this case.


Four individuals were detained by Lusaka police last month in connection with a theft and break-in at the MUVI Television Station.


Kapila and three other people were detained after investigations, and they appeared in court yesterday.

The other accused are Kabamba Mwape, Kelvin Kambila, and Shownlous Mwanza, who range in age from 20 to 40.

It is alleged that between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 on December 16 and 17 of last year, the quartet broke into and entered the MUVI Television building with the aim to steal.

Five 22-inch Concord TVs, three Apple Mac laptops, one HP desktop computer, one CPU monitor, a keyboard, and one point-of-sale machine—all for a combined K111,650—were also taken.

Kapila admitted the charge once the charges were read out, while the other defendants all pled not guilty.

As of January 12, 2023, the court will read written facts and sentence Kapila, who first denied the charge.

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