38-year-old Mafunda man defiles minor, 7

By staff Reporter

A 7-year-old of chief Mwenechifungwe in Mafinga district has been reportedly defiled by her 38-year-old brother-in-law,  Kesa Simwanza.

Confirming the development to NewsdayZambia.com this morning, Muchinga Police Commissioner Joel Njase said the case was reported at Mafinga Police Station yesterday  at 17:45 hours by the father to the minor,  Richard Simwaba of Chipakama Village.

“ The brief facts are such that the suspect  was  married to the elder sister to the victim and she habitually visits the house of the said suspect knowing very well that he was his brother-in-law. Then on this material day, both parents to the victim went out and she  remained home with her fellow minors female Liness Simwanza  aged 7 years and Milster Simwanza aged 6 years both daughters to the suspect who happen to be her nieces,” said Njase.

“The two minors nieces to the victim invited  her to their parent’s home so that they can stay with their mother, elder sister to the victim whom they thought was at home not knowing that she had gone to the market. When they reached home, they only found their father (suspect),who instructed his daughters to go to the bush and collect fire wood since their mother had gone to the market”.

“He told the victim to stay in the kitchen and ensure that the fire does not go out. When his daughters left, he ceased the opportunity to forcefully and unlawfully carnally know the victim. He later cautioned her not to disclose what happened to anyone,” said Njase.

He explained that when she went home, her mother female Muzile Kafunda aged 35 and father had come back.

Njase said when her mother was bathing her, she observed bruises on the victim’s genitals and after inquiring from her what had happened, she disclosed that  Simwanza had canal knowledge of her and she sustained painful genitals.

“Acting on this report, a medical report form Zambia police FORM 32 was issued to the victim. At 18:00hours,the Officers made a follow up and managed to apprehend the suspect who has since been placed in police custody and the docket of case has been  opened and arrest made, and the suspect is expected to appear in court soon,” said Njase.