Maize Thief Handed 5 Years

The Ndola Magistrate Court yesterday sentenced a 40 year old man of Ndola to five (5) years in imprisonment with hard labour for theft of 18, 170 by 50 kilogram bags of FRA maize valued at one billion, two hundred and seventy one million, nine hundred thousand kwacha (K 1, 271, 900 000).

Government Joint Investigative Team Acting Public Relations Officer Christopher Chibanku tells QFM that Particulars of the offence are that between 1st January, 2011 and 31st December, 2011, Steven Chirwa was engaged by his brother Micheal Chirwa, aged 50 the owner of Sara’s Corner in Masala Township to steal the said FRA maize.

Mr Chibanku says upon being arrested and charged, Steven Chirwa pleaded guilty to the charge of Theft by Agent Contrary to Section 280(b) of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

He says other family members who include Michael Chirwa , his wife Sarah Chirwa aged 39, and his sons Themba Chirwa aged 24, and Sifelani Chirwa aged 22 denied the charge of Theft by Agent Contrary to Section 280(b) of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia and Trial continues.

9 Responses to "Maize Thief Handed 5 Years"

  1. Boma ni boma   July 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm


  2. umu zedian   July 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    ifyakulya ubushiku……..fitulikila kumalushi.

  3. alien   July 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    and liato is busy
    wanking outside prison

  4. RELOADED   July 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

    nkhani yalula nkhani yazanda.

  5. tinki   July 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    foolish man,at 40, he doesnt how to steal without getting caught.! he should have asked liato for ideas of how to hide the maize,bury it at the grave yard perharps..

  6. Kaesha   July 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Its just fate. Sorry Mr Chirwa you were caught but come to think of it the maize he stole is even less than the maize been destroyed by termites in some reserves. He did a good job by selling it to hungry people than it been wasted. Quick thinkers and solution finders. Government use then to find market for the bumper harvest than arresting them. But vabena ni vabene.

  7. umuntu   July 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Our stupid people, you have built prisoners for the poor. It saddens me when I look at the situation in this world, rich people are favored and poor people have no one to talk on their behalf.

  8. jon B   July 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    the wages of sin is death but the gift of god is internal life through Jesus christ our lord,but the wages of stealing from government is jail period.

  9. Tripoli   July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Liato is still walking freely