Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Brother and sister in court for incest


File:No worries-a couple relaxing at the Mindolo dam in Kitwe
File:No worries-a couple relaxing at the Mindolo dam in Kitwe

A woman of Makululu Township in Kabwe District yesterday narrated to Kabwe Principal Resident Magistrate John Mbuzi how she rented out a room to a brother and sister who lived as husband and wife.This is in case where Maureen Musonda and Aaron Musonda of Makululu compound are facing two counts of incest, in count one incest by male contrary to Section 159(1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Aaron Musonda on dates unknown but between December, 2013 and February 27, 2014 in Kabwe knowing Maureen Musonda was his sister had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.In count two statement of offence incest by female contrary to section 159(1) of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Maureen on dates unknown but between December 1, 2013 and February 27, 2014 in Kabwe knowing Aaron to be her brother permitted him to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

Testifying before Magistrate Mbuzi Nellie Musonda a widow aged 51 years and formal landlord of the two said on February 5,2014 Aaron Musonda approached her and asked to rent one of her rooms.Ms Musonda told court that he offered Aaron a room but before she did she told him that she only rents out her rooms to married people to which he responded that he had a wife who would join him soon.

She told count that a day later Aaron and Maureen moved in together and shared the room and were also seen taking a bath together and lived as husband and wife.

Another witness in the matter Umbrella Musonda 59 years a peasant farmer in Mkushi District and father of the two accused told court that he has fifteen children and that Maureen and Aaron where both his children.

Musonda said he had fathered both the accused but in cross examination he admitted that the two did not grow up together and had different mothers though he insisted that he had introduced the two as brother and sister.

Meanwhile another witness Margret Ngoma a police inspector at Kasanda Malombe police post in the Victim support Unit told court that on February 28, 2014 he took over the case of incest that was reported by Charles Musonda uncle to the two accused.Ms Ngoma said after interviewing Maureen she denied having had unlawful carnal knowledge with her brother after which a statement was recorded from her.

She told court that after interviewing Maureen she proceeded to interview Aaron who admitted to having had carnal knowledge of his sister as he did not know they were brother and sister at the time.

When asked by the Magistrate Mbuzi whether or not he had willingly or had been forced to admit that he had unlawful carnal knowledge of Maureen his sister Aaron said he was forced by the police officers to admit the charge or risk been tortured.

Magistrate Mbuzi has since set October 9, 2014 for the proceedings of a trail within a trial where witnesses would be brought to establish whether or not Aaron admitted to having carnal knowledge of his sister or not.


  1. Too many Musondas in this article. This case is purely circumstantial. What’s the evidence that there was incest. Certainly, taking a shower with a sibling is not incest. How many siblings take showers together? Many…Remember taking a shower mu bafa with little sis

    • They share a father so they are half-brother / half-sister. Step sibling is a step parent’s child – in other words a child born from the step parent with another person.

  2. Bembas again????I predicted before I read the story which region and tribe the culprits can come from.eee I knew it.Next its a mother & a son.last time it was a father and a daughter,all from one tribe & region.yaaaaa awe mwe.

  3. @Nubian Princess sums it up: let them go for DNA testing before the case goes any further. Some men think the children they have raised are theirs when in fact not. I recall late Greg Lungu acting in a play once that had similar connotations. It ended tragically before the two could be told they were actually not siblings.

  4. Who found them having sex ? if taking a shower with a sister or a brother is incest , then a lot of well to do people have committed incest . they take their families to swimming pools and bath naked. No one arrest them . and they do it .openly

  5. Any student of psychology will tell you that this is more common than people would like to admit. Sons given up at birth have been known to fall in love with their birth mothers upon being re-united in adulthood. Zambian parents tend to be naive and think that you can bring together boys and girls under one roof who never grew up together and expect them not to get up to no good – in this case they are also half siblings.

  6. LOL!!

    Why don’t they just leave this two to be,….?!

    Okay,… they hadn’t stayed together for a long time, isn’t it,…? That’s why they ended up shagging then.

    Infact, certain things like shagging cousins should have been normal by now,…. Akale they even used to marry them….

  7. There is a debate going on in Germany whether or not to legalise incest!
    Indeed it is not uncommon.
    Personally I think it is disgusting and must be discouragrd at all cost.
    Fancy shagging your brother or sister? thats just YUCK!!

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