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17-year-old boy of Kitwe placed on 12-months probation for impregnating a 12-year-old girl

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A 17-year-old boy of Chimwemwe Township in Kitwe has been placed on 12-months probation after he admitted to having had unlawful sex and impregnating a 12-year-old girl.

The juvenile has been charged with Defilement contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Allegations were that on dates unknown ,but between the months of May 2021 and June 2021,the juvenile had unlawful carnal knowledge of the 12-year-old.

When the matter came up before Kitwe Chief Resident Magistrate Malota Phiri for Plea,the juvenile admitted to having had unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl.

According to facts brought before the court, it was heard that the juvenile had sex with the girl three times on different occasions in the months of May and June last year,in the juveniles parents house when he was home alone.

The incident occured when the girl visited the juvenile boy after befriending each other and later on the girl visited the juvenile ,hence leading to the incident.

The social welfare department pleaded with the court to exercise leniency on the juvenile stating that the stage the juvenile had reached in terms of years,is a phase when they develop differently and become too adventurous hence leading to such events.

The department also reaveled that the two families had already sat and came to agreement that a sum of K50,000 was to be paid as damages and this was to be done in a monthly installment of K5,000.

The department also recommend for the two families to reconcile for there is a child on the way hence the need for both families to co-parent their children.

And magistrate Phiri encouraged the juvenile to engage himself into skillfull activities that will bring in income as it will be his responsibility to look after the baby.

Magistrate Phiri said he was giving him a second chance ,but that he needed to reform and undergo counseling under the department of social welfare.

The juvenile was then placed on 12-months probation.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, June 19th, 2022)

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Never again should any Zambian be subjected to such a traumatic experience, as NCOCC calls on police to thoroughly investigate the abduction of Pamela Chisumpa and the other young ladies

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THE Non-Governmental Gender Organization’s Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has appealed to the security wings to ensure that they investigate the abduction of Pamela and the 12 other young women and bring to book all those involved.

NGOCC executive director Anne Anamela said the episode has exposed the security situation in the country, adding that Police and other security agencies have the responsibility to secure all Zambians.

“NGOCC is pleased to learn that Pamela Chisumpa and12 others that had been abducted have finally been rescued from the captors who have been holding them hostage. As a women’s movement we would like to commend and thank the alert neighbours who acted swiftly to help the young women escape from the captors,” Ms Anamela said.

She however said the women movement is concerned with the physiological and emotional stress that the young women are going through.

Ms Anamela said the victims must undergo medical examinations which should be a combination of medical, psychosocial support and nutritional care.

“We can only imagine the trauma that these young women suffered at the hands of their abductors as evidenced by reports of mistreatment and starvation they were subjected to. It is clear from the circumstances that the young women suffered various forms of abuse by those criminals that held them hostage. We therefore also demand that the young women undergo thorough medical examinations,” she said.

Ms Anamela said the young women will also require support towards legal representation to ensure that justice is meted on their abductors.

She said NGOCC will actively coordinate a holistic response towards care for the young women to assist their physical, psychological and social recovery from the traumatic experience.

“We call upon the nation to support the healing of the young women. At this point what these young women require is love and emotional support,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Zambian Businessman based in South Africa stabbed to death by unknown people

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A 34-year-old Zambian Businessman based in South Africa has been stabbed to death in unexplained circumstances in Pretoria.

Goodson Chomba was a businessman who owned, among other businesses, a driving school in South Africa.

Zambia High Commission First Secretary press based in Pretoria Tamara Nyirenda said Mr Chomba, the now deceased is said to have been stabbed several times by unknown people.

She said he was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Mother to the deceased, Anna Chama, confirmed the matter to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria and investigations have since been instituted after the matter was reported to Police in Port Elizabeth,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Alleged abductors of Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others arrested in Kaoma, Western province, police say

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TWO most wanted suspects in the case in which a mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others were abducted and being held captive in a house in Lusaka’s Chalala area have been arrested.

The suspects Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga both aged 22-years old were apprehended today in the early hours of 02:00 hours in Kaoma of Western Province.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two were apprehended after a tip off from members of the public.

“Two of the suspects wanted in the case where thirteen ladies were held captive in a house in Chalala of Lusaka have been apprehended today the October 4th, 2022 at 02:36 hours in TBZ of Kaoma after a tip-off from members of the public. The two suspects are Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga Bwalya both aged 22 of Chalala area in Lusaka. Police investigations are on-going,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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