Zambia Air Force Officer Pleads Not Guilty To The Offence Of Forgery

A Zambia Air Force officer has pleaded not guilty to the offence of forgery after he was accused of forging his documents with intent to change his age in order to continue working despite reaching retirement age.
ZAF officer Evaristo Bwalya Musuna aged 59, of house number 35780/1080 Baulinia Avenue Chelston was charged by the Lusaka magistrate court in Lusaka yesterday with an offence of forgery contrary to section 347 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Before magistrate Willie Banda was Musuna who was believed to have on unknown dates but in April 2009 in Lusaka had changed his years with intent to defraud or deceive ZAF attestation paper form 2 purporting to show that he was born on June 2, 1959 when in fact not.
Musuna whom according to the first documentations from the Zambia Air Force showed that he was born in June 2, 1956 denied the charge of forging his age as he insisted that he was born in 1959 and did not understand where the officer got the information.
However this was revealed by Lieutenant colonel Isaac Tembo who noticed that Musuna had over worked exceeding his retirement age and had kept working for the Air Force at the Head Quarters in Lusaka.
Colonel Tembo told court that he noticed the mishap on Musuna’s age when he was going through the documents and compiling names of officers who were supposed to retire as he was mandated to do so six months before they could officially be told to retire.
He said he found two documents in Musunas’ folder which contradicted his age but however went to the order records showing dates when he joined the Air Force and how old he was by that time.
He later told the court that after that he decided to go to a school in chililabombwe where Musuna started his grade one.
While in chililabombwe Tembo visited Konkola Basic School and got hold of a class register which indicated that Musuna was born in 1952 and not 1956 as his National Registration Card indicated.
However the matter was adjourned to April 20, 2012 for continued trial.

Source: Zmbianstar.com

21 Responses to "Zambia Air Force Officer Pleads Not Guilty To The Offence Of Forgery"

  1. GUN   April 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Malume your friends were building houses when you were busy eating well and drinking beer coupled with michopo,now you see.

  2. GUN   April 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Malume your friends were building houses when you were busy eating well and drinking beer coupled with michopo,now you see .

  3. Mbulo blaise   April 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    BA MUSUNA,INCHITO YAWAMA KUMA LAST SURE? JUST JOIN KU SECURITY.U WIL B A BOSS THERE.(THAT IS IF U DNT GO 2 JAIL 4 THT CASE)HARD LUCK MUDALA!

  4. SHARP SHOOTER RETURNS   April 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Iwe chimudala naukota kushilako abaice. Cage the useless old wimp. Greedy will kill you.

  5. ntc   April 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    is this a good reason to take someboby to court? this colonel Tembo is just petty or he has a personal problem with this guy. Lets check the real ages of all footballer then we can condemn this guy. Though crime is crime regardless of how small, but there are more financial irregularities in ZAF that are supposed to have been reported to the police but are just ignored. If a serious audit could be carried out alot of irregularities would be noted and probably half of the Zaf personel would be sent to jail. So the question now is why only this guy?

  6. True bantustans:   April 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    evaristo bwalya musuna. . what tribe?.. bemba!! are sure guys this man is bemba? yes!! well, now can we trust this bembaz with our money? no! then why are still keeping mr ukwa sata coz even him is bemba. bembas are thieves. chao

  7. True bantustans:   April 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    evaristo bwalya musuna. . what tribe is he ?.. bemba!! are you sure guys that this man is bemba? yes!! well, now can we trust this bembaz with our money? no! then why are we still keeping mr ukwa sata in state house? coz even him is bemba. bembas have known to be thieves. chao

  8. shii   April 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    True bantustan chikala chobe

  9. kekeke   April 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Crime is Crime…But I smell a RAT

  10. Baambile banyumfwe   April 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    This colonel had nothing to do really. These are issues you can handle at Human resource level. There is a lot of theft in the Air Force really you have to waste time going through files just to create cases?
    Please find something to do bwana colonel, you must be very lazy chap.

  11. mwisho kaps   April 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Crime yes…. But the matter should have been tabled administratively tha seeing this old man loose his package just like that. Already i can see a prema facie case here. extend such issues in the fied of footbal then, than cheating many.

  12. ntc   April 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    i can still defend this case using technicalities.

  13. Twiumfwako   April 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Since there is no war in Zambia, our soldiers are fighting each other in court over trivial matters. So many Zambians have slashed their ages for various reasons and they are walking freely. Lekeni bamdala baleya. Ala!

  14. mwami bazungu   April 16, 2012 at 6:20 am

    i agree wth ntc yo first point is vry true.Footballerz and alot alot alot of zambians hs clashed their years due 2 difrent cumustnces and reason.

  15. GOOD LIVING GUY   April 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

    BA MUSUNA SURE MWALENWA FYE MU MESS.NOW SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENNED LEKENI NAIFWE TUBOMBEKO.COZ WHAT I KNOW.ALL YOUR INTAKE MATES HAVE RETIRED NISHI YOU JOINED ZAF AT THE AGE OF TEN YEARS.

  16. Kaji.   April 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Nomba ninshi? Ataase!

  17. Umulwani   April 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    True bantustan ulichipuba wabe lyobe!

  18. michopo   April 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    learn to plan for your future

  19. wd   April 17, 2012 at 6:24 am

    The HR officer should have discussed this matter with musuna and agree to go by details originally submitted to zaf and reconcile with particulars appearing subsequent forms over the years. Surely this matter could have been handled administratively. Lesson to all, lets plan for our future and avoid too much pleasure and careless spending.

  20. HOMEBLUST   April 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    GIVE CHANCE 2 UP COMIN ONE DE REASON Y YOUTHS RE MALOFWA LET HM GO ND SUFFER 4 MISJUGDIN HS FUTURE

  21. Yuyi evans sililo   May 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    If pipo ar nt honesty with dr age hw we going 2 get employd us da young starz? T wud v bn beta 4 hm jst leave the force dan wat z hapng 2 hm nw..Anyw da say every step u make hs its consqncez.