Ex-MD faces K150, 000 false pretence charge

FORMER managing director of the defunct Zambia Airways, Captain Geoffrey Mulundika, is expected to appear in the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court charged with obtaining K150, 000 by false pretences 20 years ago.

Mulundika is jointly charged with a former Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) supervisor Joseph Mundubi with four counts of obtaining money by false pretences with intent to defraud the bank.

Mulundika and Mundubi are in count one facing a charge of forgery.

They are alleged to have on dates unknown but between February 1 and March, 1996, jointly and while acting together with others unknown with intent to defraud and deceive, did forge a document namely an entry for K150, 000 to the account of Mulundika by debiting the account of the then Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, purporting to be genuine when, in fact, not.

They are in count two facing a charge of uttering false documents.

Mulundika and Mundubi on the same dates in 1996 jointly, and while acting together with others unknown, knowingly and fraudulently uttered a forged document namely an entry for K 150, 000 to the branch manager of Zambia National Commercial Bank, Lusaka Business Centre.

Mundubi is in count three facing a charge of theft by public servant.

He is alleged to have on the same dates in 1996 jointly and while acting together with others unknown and being a public servant at Zambia National Commercial Bank did steal K71, 000 property of the Government  of Zambia which came into his possession by virtue of his employment .

The two are expected to appear before Magistrate Nchimunya Simabubi for their plea.


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