A 50-YEAR-OLD farmer of Kafue District has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for sexually abusing his 16-year-old grand-daughter whom he later impregnated.
In another matter, the Lusaka High Court has jailed a 28-year-old man of Kafue to 22 years for sexually abusing his nine-year-old sister on two occasions.
Judge Anessie Banda-Bobo jailed Samson Chibuno for taking advantage of the grand-daughter whom he was looking, thereby sexually abusing her.
Chibuno, however, threatened to beat the girl when she disclosed that he was the one behind her pregnancy, arguing that it was unheard of for a grandchild to accuse her grand-father of such a thing.
Ms Justice Banda-Bobo said in her judgment that she was inclined to be merciful but her hands were tied because Chibuno betrayed the trust of the girl and his family.
Chibuno was charged with incest which he committed between June 1 and September 5 last year in Kafue.
The girl had told the court during trial that Chibuno called her in his house on three occasions whenever people had gone to the fields to have sex with her.
She told that court that she fled to her mother’s house when Chibuno attempted to have sex with her for the fourth.
Chibuno in his defence denied the charge but said that the girl had informed the family that she was impregnated by a man whom she didn’t know the name but could identify him if she saw him.
Ms Justice Banda-Bobo jailed Chibuno to 20 years effective from the date of his arrest on September 8, 2014.
Meanwhile, Ms Justice Banda-Bobo has jailed 28-year-old Donald Zulu to 22 years with hard labour for incest.
Zulu also of Kafue had unlawful sex with his nine-year-old step-sister on two occasions.
The girl had testified how Zulu had removed something from his pants that was long like a ‘sausage’ and defiled her.
In jailing her, Ms Justice Banda-Bobo said that it was abnormal for a man to defile his own sister even though they were not from the same mother.
Ms Justice Banda-Bobo said the crime was made worse because Zulu was married and would have gone to the wife if he was under sexual pressure.