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Male teacher found guilty of sexually abusing nephew on his chilanga mulilo day



A male teacher who was arrested on his wedding day for sexually abusing a 10-year-old nephews has been found guilty of committing the unnatural offence.

The accused, a teacher at Nakonde Secondary School, has since been committed to the Lusaka High Court for sentencing where a judge will impose not less than 10 years jail term.

Lusaka Magistrate  Crispin Hampungani found the named teacher guilty after finding that the prosecution proved the case against him beyond reasonable doubt.

“The evidence has left me with no doubt in my mind that there was commission of the offence and the offence was committed by the accused.

“I, therefore, find the accused person guilty as charged for the unnatural offences against the order of nature. I convict him accordingly,”  magistrate Hampungani said.

Facts are that on the material day, the accused was having chilanga mulilo in readiness for his wedding which was scheduled for April 25, 2023.

The accused, who was also in the company of the victim’s father and another friend, drunk whiskey and other beverages before going to the victim’s father’s house where they continued to drink.

They later retired to bed but after midnight, the accused walked and paced about claiming that he was looking for a bag.

At some point, he entered the girl’s bedroom.

The following morning, the victim later informed his parents that the accused sexually abused him at night by touching and fingering him in the back and making him touch his penis.

The court heard that a medical report showed that the child had a 1centimentre and 2mm deep cut on his anus.

The child also explained to a counsellor that the accused penetrated him.

The accused was later arrested on his wedding day, some two days after the act, which he denied committing and that he never touched the victim but only hugged him on arrival at the house that day.

But in his judgement, the magistrate found the accused guilty after analysing the corroborative evidence in the case.

“The victim said the accused inserted fingers in his anus and something hard was felt and that the accused did bad manners to him.

“But when asked as to whether there was anal penetration, the victim answered in the negative,” magistrate Hampungani said.

“This could have been due to the naivety of being a child of feeling shy to say things as they are”.

He also found as a fact, that the accused told the victim to face the window as he was molesting him.

“The evidence of the victim was corroborative, he said that the accused inserted his fingers between his bums, he felt something hard enter his bums.

“The medical report shows a cut from his anus and he told the same story to the counsellor at the hospital and he also said the same in court,” magistrate Hampungani said.

Evidence shows that the child was sexually assaulted, violated, abused and carnally known against the order of nature.

The court dimissed the accused’s defence of not remembering anything owing to his drunken state.

“The accused claimed he never remembered what happened that night as he slept around 22:00 but he said he remembered waking up looking for his bag the same night,” magistrate Hampungani said.

The court ruled that it had been proved beyond reasonable doubt that it is the now accused who had carnal knowledge of victim against the order of nature.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 27th October, 2023)


Ndola teacher dragged to court for alleged rape on pupil



A Ndola teacher has been dragged to court for allegedly sexually abusing a grade 11 pupil at a school he teaches.

David Kunda aged 31 is alleged to have lured the victim to his office where he sexually abused her.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on September 28th, this year at around 21:00 hours at the school premises.

When the matter came up for before Ndola magistrate Brian Simachela, Kunda denied the accusations.

It is alleged that on the material date, the victim had gone to accused’s office to call her parents.

It was heard that after the call, when the pupil wanted to walk out from the office, Kunda allegedly locked the door and raped her.

The victim then reported the incident to other teachers the following day.

However, after denying the allegations, the matter was adjourned to December 14th for commencement of trial.

Before it’s adjournment, advocate representing the accused , Kenneth Tembo applied for bail pending trial.

Magistrate Simachela granted bail of K25,000 in accused’s own recognisance and ordered that he also bring two working surieties from well known institutions.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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LAZ strongly condemns brutal attack on Its member at High Court



THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has condemned the thuggery and barbaric behavior that unfolded at the High Court yesterday, where a lawyer, Linus Eyaa, was physically attacked by aggrieved members of the public.

In a statement LAZ president Lungisani Zulu said the Association has established that Mr Eyaa was merely discharging his role as a Legal Practitioner in line with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 30 of the Laws of Zambia, when he met the unfortunate fate, from an opposing group in the case involving Money Grow Cooperative.

He reminded members of the public of the critical role lawyers play in the development of society, in line with every lawyer’s statutory mandate.

Mr Zulu said acts of physical violence against members of the legal profession are inimical to the advancement of the public interest, which lawyers advance.

He said lawyers have always stood and continue to stand on the side of society, even offering pro bono services to indigents.

“That the unfortunate incident happened in the precincts of the High Court, which are considered as a “holy ground of justice” makes the incident more distressing and any efforts by any citizens to take the law into their own hands deserves condemnation in the strongest terms, by all well-meaning citizens,” he said.

Mr Zulu has since commended police for its quick action in saving the lawyer.

“We are happy to also learn that six suspects of the violence have since been arrested by Kabwata. Police and now await subsequent court appearance to answer for their irresponsible actions,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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Justice for girl killed by 10 dogs starts



A FARM director whose 10 vicious dogs mauled a 13-year-old girl to death has been charged with manslaughter and appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court.

Last month, Shim Yaming’s dogs attacked and killed Sharon Banda, 13, who is the daughter of the accused’s person’s farm worker who lives within the ranch.

The incident happened around 05:00 hours when the victim went outside to use the toilet only to be attacked by the vicious beasts belonging to Shi of New Kasama.

Police visited the scene and discovered the dead body of the girl lying on the ground with multiple dog bites all over the body.
The victim’s father Allan Banda, 43, a poultry man at the farm, told police that his daughter was bitten and died on the spot as she sustained deep cuts all over her body.
Shi, 40, was later detained and slapped with the offence of reckless and negligent act and police later terminated some of the dogs which attacked the girl.

Yesterday, the accused appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court charged with manslaughter.

Allegations are that on November 8 this year, Shi did cause the death of Sharon.
The case was allocated to magistrate Mwandu Sakala.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is supposed to issue a committal later so that the accused in the matter is taken to the High Court for trial since the offence he is facing can only be tried in a higher court.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

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