Former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba

Two house maids of Mtendere Township in Lusaka have admitted to stealing seven blouses belonging to the former first lady, Christine Kaseba Sata, in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court.

In this matter, it is alleged that on July 20, 2018, Stella Michelo, 45, Eusibia Malambo, 27 and Zachariah Mulama, 24, all from Mtendere Township, in Lusaka, being employed by Christine Kaseba Sata as house maids and garden boy respectively, jointly and whilst acting together did steal seven blouses, one dress and one pack of Heineken altogether valued at K5,000.00.

When the matter came up for plea before Magistrate Nsunge Chanda, Tuesday, the two maids, Stella Michelo and Eusibia Malambo admitted to stealing the blouses.

And the Lusaka Magistrates Court has entered a plea of not guilty for a 24-year-old garden boy, Zachariah Mulama, also of Mtendere Township after he told the court that he did not know that the alcohol given to him by one of the maids was stolen.

“I got three tops. I don’t know what came in my mind [because] she (the owner) did not owe me any money,” Michelo admitted.

And Malambo said she only stole four blouses.

She said she, together with Michelo, stole the said blouses while packing the clothes.

And Malama, the garden boy, said he was just called and given the alcohol.

He said he didn’t know that the alcohol was stolen.

The court, however, entered a plea of guilty for the first and second accused, and a plea of not guilty for the third accused.

The matter has since been adjourned to August 9, 2018, for sentencing and explanation of facts.

The two maids remain remanded in custody, but bail for the garden boy has been extended.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. What’s Ba Kili Kaseba still doing in Zambia, she is ambassador to somewhere.
    If she is receiving salary for doing nothing?
    I don’t like theives, full-stop.

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    • Perhaps busy drinking beer, Heineken for that matter. the poor maid just stole one pack and the powerful former first lady has the audacity to go to the police and court and shamelessly say my maid has stolen my beer. Try translating that in Bemba or Nyanja and then think about the fact that it is coming from the mouth of once a mother of a nation..no wonder Zambia ranks highly in the world in terms of beer drinking women

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    • I don’t know whether to laugh or cry because this right here is preposterous. All she had to do was fire the help. Why waste the states resources over utumashati twa cheaper and a case of Heineken. What kind of nonsense is this?It’s not like the maids conducted an armed robbery!

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  2. Wapapisha iNdola mwemwanashi iwe nshikulumbule insina nalakwebakofye abantu bonse balishiba ati iwe walifwilwa shicindike twapapata. walasangwa no bwalwa ………………………………………..

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  3. Washing dirty underwear in public!
    Ba Kasebanya, you could have resolved this wisely by simply firing these petty Tonga thieves!

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    • You chaps are so ignorant. A former first lady is still under state house and any issue at her residence is a police matter she has no say in it. Only the state can drop the charges on the two petty thieves. It’s not like you Kabwata home where you chaps have all the say. She can’t even change a bulb by herself the state machinery has to be involved. She still has an aide de camp.

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  4. Something not correct here. Tongas stealing from a Lala/Bemba?. This is against what is traditionally accepted and known in Zambia.

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  5. Forgive them mama Kaseba it will do you no good sending these poor souls to the Zambian concentration camps where they will either away. For the love of God just drop the charges.

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  6. @Chitapankwa…You have made my day…..

    Ba Kaseba naimwe! Really?? Ku court for browses (ama Nika, in other words) and alcohol. Come on mwebafyashi. These are things you resolve behind closed doors.

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  7. Another public holiday come 6th September 2018
    we the people of eastern province request that 6th September 2018 be declared a public holiday so that we turn in numbers to vote in the Kasenengwa by-elections.This is the only way victor is assured. We should not let the opposition grab this seat. lets honor Victoria even in death by ensuring that the seat is returned to the PF
    God bless ECL
    Long live ECL!!!

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    • I found a 5litre container of kachasu under her bed and she does not empty her chamberpot this boss is dirty

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    • That is rich of Kaseba! She herself bought those blouses from stolen unbudgeted allowances to the office of first lady that never existed….it’s a thief catching another thief for stealing knickers and most importantly 4 cans of beer which she cant do without as one of the Zambian drunkard women.

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  8. @9.1 Please change your blog name, Zambia IS A CHRISTIAN NATION, u are a disgrace and danger to society the court needs to arrest u instead of these poor souls. what do u call urself again ? or u are insulting urself where u came from to see this world to even type on a keyboard. U MUST BE A SOUTHERNER

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  9. I see generally standards are very low. We seem to be classifying theft and trying to create a culprit out of the victim. Yashani??

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  10. Can you imagine this story is even on BBC. Will Zambia ever make headlines for doing good. This action by maids and Garden boy could be a sign that the former first lady does not take good care of her domestic workers. She could have just given them those things easily like the way ECL has given her a Job.

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  11. Let’s not find fault in Kaseba… She has the Rights either to drop the charges against the maids or pursue them.
    We all have different methods of solving issues… I guess the same Case can be sorted out diplomatically behind closed doors without even blowing the whistle publicly but don’t force Kaseba to follow suit in that direction when she has another way of handling the case.

    One may think to FORGIVE…just like JESUS CHRIST who forgave a woman caught redhanded committing adultery, what if it’s difficult for the other to do so.
    Let Kaseba do what she thinks is right especially in this matter without any interference.

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  12. Being the former first lady, i know she has so many clothes. Can she follow seven brouses for real? She should have just warned them, of course stealing of bad.

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