Petauke’s ‘katundu’ case adjourns

By Staff Reporter

 

The Petauke magistrates court on Thursday adjourned to November 28 a case where Rodger Mwanza, in a video that had gone viral, was playing with an unconscious woman’s private parts.

Mwanza is facing three counts of indecent assault, production of obscene material and circulation of obscene material.

The case is coming up for ruling on a case or no case to answer after seven prosecution witnesses testified on the matter.

Facts before the court were that in count one Mwanza, 32 of Petauke turn off, on August 25 this year indecently assaulted a known lady who was unconscious, contrarily to the law.

And in count two, Mwanza is accused of making or producing an obscene video with intent to corrupt public morals,  while in count three he is accused of circulating an obscene video with intent to corrupt public morals.

When the matter came up before resident magistrate Ackson Mumba, seven witnesses testified.

The witnesses were also cross examined by three defence lawyers namely Fred Jere, Lenny Banda and Lawrence Chanda from Fed Jere and Company in Lusaka.

Witnesses that testified included the victim, Elizabeth Lungu who told the court that she was unaware of being touched on her private part and being filmed naked while asleep.