Grade ten pupil in Shiwang’andu District nabbed for abortion

Mabumba High day school,
Many children live a long way from school and prefer to rent accommodation nearby. Grade 12 pupil Dorcas, 17, stopped attending the Mabumba High day school, about 20km east of provincial capital Mansa, after becoming pregnant. She said: “We were staying the three of us [girls], then we started sharing the house with three guys and that is how we paired ourselves. We just wanted some form of emotional support; life is really tough out there. So, the whole of last year we were living together with the guys and would have [unprotected] sex almost every night but everything was OK.” ~ Dorcas. Photo Credit - Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

A named  22 Year old school girl in Shiwang’andu District of Muchinga Province has been arrested for alleged abortion.

It is believed that the  grade 10 pupil at Mulanga Day Secondary School did terminate a three months pregnancy on 29 April, 2014 between 10: 00 and 11 : 00 hours in Matumbo village.

ZANIS reports that Muchinga Deputy Police Commissioner, Bonny Kapeso confirmed the arrest in an interview, today.

Mr Kapeso said the suspect was apprehended yesterday and taken to Chinsali District Community Hospital for examination.

He said the suspect is still in police custody and that more examinations will be conducted later today.

Mr Kapeso has warned of stain action against perpetuators of such acts and advised schooling going children not to indulge themselves in illicit behaviours.


  1. Read th current approach/law on abortion in Zambia….she is goin no where..plis educate th law enforcers on these things…unless it was done frm home or by traditionalist,bt even then????!Not supportin but this will most defntly hit a dead end…jst sayin…….