Nakonde, March 4, 2015, ZANIS……A 50 –year- old man of Kaombwe village in Nakonde District of Muchinga Province has been sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour on charges of having sex with a goat.
Particulars of the offence were that on 25th March 2014 Charles Simukawi, a peasant farmer did have carnal knowledge of a she goat contrary to section 155 (b) of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
In mitigation, Simukwai said he was an old man and that he had a family to look after.
He pleaded with the Magistrate to be lenient on him and not to send him to prison as his family would remain suffering if he was given a custodial sentence.
In passing Judgement, Magistrate Joshua Sikazwe said he had heard what Simukwai had said in his mitigation but that the subject offence he had committed was a serious one and that there is need to punish Simukwai as morals are a key in any given society.
Magistrate Sikazwe sentenced Simukwai to 3 years imprisonment with hard labour beginning from the date he was arrested.
Simukwai was also informed of his right to appeal if he was not satisfied with the verdict.