A Baptist church pastor Masautso Mwanza, 32, has been arrested for incest in Eastern Province

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Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya with other defence and security personnel during prayers and fasting day held at David Kaunda Stadium in Chipata
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya with other defence
and security personnel during prayers and fasting day held at David
Kaunda Stadium in Chipata
Eastern Province Commissioner of Police Alex Chilufya has said police in in Petauke have arrested a pastor identified as Masautso Mwanza, 32, of Baptist Church for defiling a minor who is also his niece of the same abode.

In a statement to Pan African Radio news this morning, Mr. Chilufya revealed that Mercy Zulu, 14, is now pregnant for his uncle Pastor Masautso Mwanza.

Mr. Chilufya notes that this occurred in June 2017 on unknown date in Petauke and the suspect is currently in Police custody to help the police with investigations.

“We have arrested a pastor identified as Masautso Mwanza, 32, of Baptist Church for defiling a minor who is also his niece of the same abode in Petauke” Mr. Chilufya said

And Commissioner Chilufya says a 10 year old girl Falace Njobvu drowned and died in Lunkuswe River in Mbenjere area near Eastern Girls Secondary school in Chipata District.

Mr. Chilufya states that the incidence happened on 22nd September, 2017 at 10:30 hours at Lunkuswe River in Mbenjere and the matter was reported to the police by her father Thomas Njobvu of Chaola Farms in Chief Chikuwe.

Mr. Chilufya notes that the body was retrieved by Fire Brigade and inspected by the police, affirming that the decease’s body had no injuries.

In a related development, Dalitso Phiri aged 7 also drowned in Lutembwe Stream whilst swimming together with his friends and the body was retrieved with no foul play suspected.

Mr. Chilufya states that the incident was reported by his grandfather Patrick Zimba, 47, of Chipumba village, Chief Jumbe in Mambwe District who is a peasant farmer.

“Dalitso Phiri aged 7 drowned in Lutembwe Stream whilst swimming together with his friends and the body was retrieved with no foul play suspected” Mr. Chilufya said

13 COMMENTS

  1. Why are pastors and priests the worst sex offenders these days? I truly hope this pastor will himself get abused in jail.

    There are way too many false prophets and pastors these days. These are the times the Bible warned us about – the end is getting nearer. These prophets are even selling water, and charging the poor in exchange for prayers.

    God save Zambia.

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  2. Condolences to the families of the deceased.
    About the young victim of incest, it’s so sad that her uncle who is also a community/ church leader molested this poor girl. I wish the report could at least have withheld her identity while investigations are in the process. She is a minor and therefore needs safeguarding against ridicule from the public. Do we have safeguarding protocols in Zambia ? Is social services doing anything to help this minor who may possibly in the future suffer with mental health issues?

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  3. so we will hear fellow pastors claiming that he is only human..meanwhile congregants were almost worshipping the pastor before the exposure. Now many such pastors still at the pulpit…if the girl didn’t fall pregnant. the pastor could still have preached last Sunday…that’s why some of us don’t have any appetite to go sit and listen to defilers, womanisers, wife beaters, conmen in the name of pastors

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  4. Because they don’t pray enough and
    are not there to serve God. They are there to become rich.Satan control them

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  5. Where I live they don’t name victims who are underage… they withhold their names to protect them.

    The entire country is full hypocrites what do you expect… @ ‘Christian nation’, my a$s… God will unleash his fury on the many hypocrites running around mocking God.

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    • You are very right. Even in Zambia the children are protected similarly by serious and qualified journalists. You don’t reveal the identity of a raped minor. Someone needs to sue these quack journalists

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  6. Attachment of values to people will result in having respect for them.Where values are absent,abuse is inevitable.When you are given a responsibility,the best is to attach values to it.Incest,fornication,adultery are attributes of people who are devoid of values.Life revolves around respecting vulnerable but viable individuals.If you are in a position of authority,people expect you to have respect for others.Incest bleeds hate and despise for the rest of a victim’s life.A man who has no respect for his children,creates a monster in his children.Values are the cornerstone of every family and societies.A national which is deprived of values,is a dead nation.You cannot sleep with your own daughter and expect society to be lenient on you.A cursed man will see no value in his daughters.

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  7. I agree totally with 5 and 6 …too much evil being committed in the name of Christianity and ” the men of God , prophets “. Christianity has lost its true meaning, it’s now another way of getting rich quicker, a business and just like any regular job. Some church leaders have interpreted the bible to suit their own selfish needs and they think it’s ok to abuse their positions.

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  8. Very stoopid reporting. Can’t you see you’ve identified a minor by identifying who defiled her. Do some journalism courses before starting news media

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    • In these villages there people who become grandparents at 30,you begin to wonder at age they became parents themselves. Yikes!

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  9. I personally dislike seeing pictures of police in formation with defence personnel. A cop is a civilian by definition. Why do we allow cops to be in formation with defence officers? That is against military protocol. Cops are a civilian security arm of the executive, please can the defence minister Hon Chama do something to correct this common error as soon these cops will start thinking they are soldiers.

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