The Kasama High Court upheld the conviction of a villager who was caught having sex with a goat breaking.
The man from Mbala ended up breaking one of horns for the female goat in the process of defiling the domestic animal.
Bruce Silavwe 20, from Nsokolo village in Mbala was before High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa. He was charged with two counts of unnatural offence and injuring an animal.
The court heard that on March 4, 2012 around 22:00 hours, Silavwe was found having carnal knowledge of the goat and attempted to run away after he was approached by members of the village.
The villagers managed to apprehended Silavwe took him to the police together with goat.
Silavwe and the goat were later taken to a veterinary officer who examined the goat and issued a report.
The incident report tendered before court by Mbala veterinary assistant Lameck Lungu said he was called to do an inspection on a goat suspected to have been involved in a sexual act with a person.
“My findings were that the goat had one broken horn, was bleeding and on close inspection suspected semen was oozing out.
“The animal in question was not on heat during the act meaning that the animal was forcefully penetrated. The black goat, looked traumatised prompting me to administer antibiotics and wound remedy on its head,” Mr Lungu said.
Silavwe in mitigation said he was a first offender: “I do not know what came into my mind to act the way I did. I am not married anyway, but I plead for leniency and I promise not to repeat what I did. It is true I had carnal knowledge of the goat and no one forced me to have sex with the goat.”
Deputy chief state advocate Patrick Mutale said Silvawe’s plea of guilty was unequivocal a fact which his legal aid counsel Japhet Zulu consented.
Mr Justice Katanekwa said the trial court was on firm ground and upheld the conviction reserving sentencing to today.
The minimum sentence for unnatural offence is 15 years in prison.
And the same court sentenced a 30-year-old peasant farmer of Mpika to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for raping an 80-year-old paralysed woman.
Particulars of the offence were that Frederick Katondobala of Chakopo village on February 20, 2012 had raped Theresa Bwalya.
In her testimony Ms Bwalya said Katondobola was known to her but she did not allow him to do what he did because she was an old paralysed woman.
Mr Justice Katanekwa upheld the conviction of the lower court because he was satisfied the court stood on firm ground.