Trial has began in the Mansa Magistrate’s Court in a case in which a 34 year old Senior Cook from Musonda Girls Technical Secondary School is alleged to have defiled a 15 year old School girl of the same school.
Appearing before Mansa Senior Resident Magistrate, Dominic Makalicha was Derrick Nsonga of Chibala Village of Chief Mutipula’s Chiefdom in Chipili district allegedly facing the charge of defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Facts before the Court are that Nsonga on October 9, 2018 between 18:00 and 19:00 hours is alleged to have had forcefully carnal knowledge with a girl below the age of 15 years without her consent.
ZANIS reports that during trial, one of the witnesses who is a 15 year old pupil at Musonda Girls Secondary School, testified that on that fateful day, Nsonga had called the victim who is a grade 10 pupil to his office which is located in the kitchen.
Senior Magistrate Makalicha heard that when the minor returned to her friends who were in the entertainment room studying, she began crying and narrated the ordeal to them.
Another witness, Sister Martha Chanda who is Musonda Girls Technical Secondary School Matron also testified that around 19:00 hours while, she was at the Convent praying, she received girls who reported that one of their friends was abused by Nsonga.
Sister Martha told the court that the matter was then reported to Police in Mansa and the minor was taken for medical examination at Mansa General Hospital.
Nsonga through his Legal Aid Lawyer, Oscar Mudenda applied for bail pending continuation of trial.
And Senior Resident Magistrate Makalicha granted Nsonga a K2000 bail with two reliable working sureties to pay K5000 in their own recognises, meanwhile, the matter was adjourned to Friday November 2, 2018 for continuation of trial.