Chief Kazembe has yesterday appeared in Lundazi Magistrate court for plea charged with defilement of a girl under the age of 16 years contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Appearing before Resident Magistrate Edward Chisanga was Chief Kazembe whose birth names are Vincent Banda who was represented by Kampamba Kombe from Andrew and partners.
Particulars of the offence are that Banda on dates unknown but between October 1st and 31st, 2018 unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a minor under the age of 16 years.
Before plea, magistrate Chisanga took time to explain to the accused how he can defend himself stating that he can only defend himself if the child is 16 years and above, and the accused has since pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Meanwhile, trial continues after the court ordered that the first witness of the four who is a victim aged 14 testifies in chambers before it continues in the open court.