Guard In Court!

Lusaka chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale has found a security guard accused of stealing K20,000 and other valuables from judge Sunday Nkonde’s residence with a case and placed him on defence.

This is in a case in which Afelo Banda, a guard at Limbo Properties Investment (which offers security services) is charged with burglary and theft.

It is alleged that on July 18, 2019 in Lusaka, Banda allegedly broke and entered judge Nkonde’s house and stole K20,000, an HP laptop worth K8,000 belonging to the Judiciary and three wrist watches valued at US$2,700.

Magistrate Mwale said after carefully perusing through the evidence by the State, it was his impression that a prima facie case has been established against Banda to sufficiently warrant the court to place him on his defence.

Banda is expected to open his defence on January 29, 2020.

He indicated that he will give sworn evidence and call two witnesses to aid his case.

Earlier, Airtel Mobile Commerce head of compliance Muzingwaose Kikufele Ngulube testified how several transactions were recorded between July 15, 2019 and July 20, 2019 on two Airtel account numbers belonging to Banda.

Ngulube narrated that a police officer from Longacres Police Post visited Airtel offices at the Airtel money section.

He said the officer requested for Airtel money transaction statements concerning two account numbers for the month of July 2019 relating to Banda.

Ngulube said the findings on the accounts were that they were transactions which showed that some money was deposited while some money was transferred to another account and some withdrawn.

He said two reports were generated and the amounts were different with the smallest being K90 and the biggest K8,000.

Ngulube said on account no. 0974176706 which belonged to Banda, it showed transactions made between July 15, 2019 to July 20, 2019 with the first being a transfer of K20 to account no. 0977600262.

He said it also showed a deposit on July 19 last year of K8,200 and K1,100 and two other transactions on July 20, 2019 where K3,000 each was withdrawn.

Ngulube said the second account no 0975449330 which also belonged to Banda showed that between July 15, 2019, there was cash out of K200 and on July 20, 2019, a cash out of K250 was recorded and further cash outs and four deposits of K7,000, K1,000, K100 and K90.

©Zambia Reports 2020.


  1. Bashikulu Em2a

    Afelo Banda,another eastern kabwalala!Shamwali umangiwa!My friend,there is no short-cut in life.Enjoy your stay in jail.

  2. Bill

    Amangiwe chabe Banda,we are tired of nonsense.

  3. Angoni

    Ati Bashikulu Em2a stop being tribal thieves are everywhere including southern province were you come from. Please let the law take its cause.

  4. Angoni

    Ba boss ba kwa Banda is at fault he also must be questioned . How can he keep that kind of money in his home. We want to have money in circulation but some is keeping the money out of circulation. That man may be he was paying a poor guard less than 1000 kwacha this is the results. Please arrest Pamela Gondwe who has run away with cash you have failed to recovery. That Banda was being mocked while at his home had nothing. Look at that case critically with consonance.

  5. Mano M'mafupa

    Mmmmm that’s bad maybe he was paid just a change now seeing that amount ungasiye Shaka?

  6. Razor

    This banda was brave even stealing from a judge’s house shuwa?

  7. Dr Fonicks

    Why are my cousina mostly bakabwalala ? Banda, wakakwa cousin. Where were you sourcing those amounts. I feel pity for your actions. Judge, please, make it snappy so that he can help in the weeding and fertilizing of the staple food. Munasheko ubupupu mwe bambuya

  8. Jungle unchained

    Catch me if you can!! Banda needs to embrace a smooth criminal like you….teach him some Technics then he is good to go.

  9. Munzanga

    #K8000.00 belonged to the judiciary. In the first place may I know if it is allowed to keep institution money at home. Why didn’t that judge deposit the government money in the bank?

  10. bande

    azelu anchokela ku maba!

  11. Chibz

    Money laundering

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