Court fails to pass judgement on Mansa man who raped own sister

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The Mansa Magistrate Court has committed to the High Court for sentencing a 23-year-old man of Chimalawe Village in Mansa.

This is in a matter Bright Chungu is charged with a count of incest contrary to section 159(1) Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia as amended by Act Number 15 of 2005.

It is alleged that Chungu, November 15, 2018, knowing and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of his 13-year-old young sister of the same abode.

Other details are that on that same day, Chungu grabbed her young sister and dragged her to the bush where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her and threatened to kill her if she disclosed the ordeal to anyone.

It was heard that the girl later told her mother what had happened and reported Chungu to the members of the Community Crime Prevention Unit (CCPU).

When the matter came up for judgement, Senior Resident Magistrate Dominic Makalicha said the prosecution had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.

Magistrate Makalicha later said he had no jurisdiction to sentence the convict, and committed him to the High Court for sentencing in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code.


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