Three appear in Mazabuka for illegal abortion
Mazabuka, July 9th, 2013, ZANIS — Three Mazabuka Residents charged with an offence of aborting a pregnancy this morning appeared in the Mazabuka Magistrates court to answer charges leveled against them.
The trio, Godfrey Sitali, 51, a Clinical Officer at Johnson Medical Clinic, Kelvin Mphande, a mathematics teacher at Habuce Private School and Busiku Moomba a pupil at the same private school appeared before Mazabuka Resident Magistrate Greenwell Malumani
However, Sitali, Mphande and Moomba, the 16 year old who is alleged to have aborted Mphande’s pregnancy all denied the charges when they appeared in court for plea.
Particulars read out in court indicated that Moomba who is charged with abortion by pregnant woman Contrary to Sub Section 1 Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia as amended by Act No. 15 of 2005 on unknown dates but between 27th and 28th of June 2013 with intent to procure her own miscarriage unlawfully administered to herself some poisonous drug.
Sitali and Mpande are in the second count jointly charged with an offence of supplying drugs or instruments to procure an abortion Contrary to Section 153 Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
The trio that was earlier released on police bond following their arrest pleaded not guilty to the offence and trial has been set for July 30th, 2013.
Last week, Police in Mazabuka arrested Sitali 51, proprietor of Johnson Medical Clinic situated along the Mazabuka – Livingstone road in order to help with investigations into an abortion case involving a 16 year old Habuce Private School pupil that was allegedly impregnated by her own school Teacher Kelvin Mphande.