Teacher nabbed for defiling niece


POLICE in Kabwe have arrested a 44-year-old teacher who is alleged to have defiled his 15-year-old niece.
The suspect of Chipako Primary School, whose names have been withheld, is alleged to have defiled the girl who is in Grade 9 at the same school.
Central Province  Police chief Standwell Lungu, who confirmed this yesterday, said the incident happened around 01:00 hours on Tuesday at the teacher’s home.
Mr Lungu said the suspect was caught in the act by his wife.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the accused had had carnal knowledge of the girl on several occasions.
Recently, a farmer of Solwezi was sentenced to life imprisonment for sexually abusing his 15-year- old biological daughter for two years and subsequently impregnating her.
Kitwe High Court Judge Judy Mulongoti sent to jail Ilunga Kapimbi, 39, of Mujimanzovu Village for sexually abusing his daughter between January 2010 and May 2012.
Kapimbi was charged with incest, convicted by the lower court and the matter was referred to the High Court for sentencing.
In sentencing Kapimbi, Ms Justice Mulongoti, sitting in Solwezi, said she was satisfied that the convict had sexual intercourse with his daughter and that there was overwhelming evidence that he impregnated her. The girl later suffered a miscarriage.
On Monday this week, Ms Justice Mulongoti lamented that the rising cases of defilement in Zambia were disheartening.
She said girls were no longer safe under the care of their stepfathers.
She said this when she sentenced a 42-year-old peasant farmer of Solwezi to 35 years in prison with hard labour for defiling his 11-year-old step-daughter.
Ms Justice Mulongoti sent to jail Frank Kalumba of Lamba area in Solwezi after finding him guilty of the offence.
Zambia is currently commemorating the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) under the theme ‘One Zambia One Nation Against GBV’.


SOURCE: Times of Zambia


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