The case of murdered MultiChoice Zambia employee Precious Mangesana has continued with a surgeon at Fairview Hospital who operated on the injured two-year-old daughter of the deceased narrating how he operated on the child in athe aftermath of eth shooting.
Mangesana was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend Nshinka Kaputu aged 34 after a dispute in Meanwood.
Kaputu is facing two counts of murder and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was arrested in October last year for allegedly shooting his girlfriend Precious and injuring their daughter.
When the matter came up for continued trial Jabulani Munalula, a general surgeon, told the court that on October 6, 2017, he was assigned to attend to a two-year-old patient who had a bleeding wound in the neck.
He said the child had a wound on the lower right side of her neck.
The told the court that the guardians that brought the child to the hospital did not give him the history but only mention that the baby had been caught up a fight between her parents.
Dr Munalula said that he proceeded to operate on the child and found a bullet at the base of the wound.
“We found a foreign body at the base of the wound. This was unexpected because there was no mention of any projectiles by the family members,” Dr Munalula said.
Dr Munalula testified upon removing the bullet, he proposed that CT scan be conducted on the child of which did not reveal further injuries.
The child who was discharged two days later.
Trial continues tomorrow.