GAME Stores manager Vincent Palan has been found with a case to answer and put on his defence by a Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for alleged sexual abuse of Mukamuluti Mwila, an employee of the store.
Chief resident magistrate Aridah Chulu put Palan on his defence yesterday after establishing that the prosecution has adduced evidence to warrant him being placed on defence.
Palan is charged with two counts of indecent assault and sexual abuse, contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
“I, therefore, order that the accused person should defend himself,” Mrs Chulu said.
Palan’s lawyer Lubinda Linyama said his client will give evidence on oath and will call either one or two witnesses to support his case.
The matter comes up on October 27 for defence.
Particulars of the first count alleged that Palan unlawfully and indecently assaulted Ms Mwila.
In the second count, it is alleged that Palan sexually harassed Ms Mwila.
The offences were purportedly committed in Lusaka between June 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 Palan, as Game Stores manager at Manda Hill in Lusaka, is accused of practicing sexual harassment on the complainant by making seductive sexual advances, being unsolicited sexual comments, physical contact which caused discomfort against Ms Mwila, a worker at Games Stores Manda Hill.