THE Lusaka Magistrates Court has heard how a Decotex Paints Limited manager allegedly stole over K56,000 cash, property of her employers.
A witness Ilyas Bobat of plot 172, Twatotela, Road , Emmasdale, tesfied that on November 29, 2014, he asked Makeni depot manager Nomsa Tembo to prepare stocktaking reports from the months of June to November the same year.
Mr Bobat said to his surprise Tembo gave him original delivering invoices which were supposed to be given to clients.
He told the court that after compiling a report for stocktaking he discovered that over K56, 000 from the sales was short.
Mr Bobat said he decided to report the case to the police as Tembo did not give him a satisfactory answer to where the K56,000 could have gone and that as the person in charge of the Makeni depot she was in a better position to know where the money was.
He added that he could not suspect that the money could have been stolen by anyone or any of his employees because Tembo was the one in charge and there was no day she absconded from work.
In cross-examination, Mr Bobat told the court that Tembo would hand over the money from daily sales to a Ms Saboi, one of his employees who was in charge of all depots, and that he had documentation to show that the money was not handed over to Ms Saboi by Tembo.
Tembo, who has denied the charge, is facing one count of theft by servant.