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Leave Children To Grow And Develop, Don’t Defile Them, Pleads Judge As She Jails 2 Men For Defilement

Ndola ~ Thur, 24 Sept 2020

By ZR Reporter

The Ndola High Court has sentenced a 65-year-old man of Luanshya to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for defilement.

The court has also sentenced a 37-year-old man of Luanshya to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for the similar offence.

In this case, Kafula Sinkala was charged with defilement of a girl under the age of 16 contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Sinkala, defiled an 11-year-old girl of in Luanshya in 2017.

When the matter came up for sentencing, Ndola High Court Judge in-charge Emelia Sunkutu said she was supportive of the charge against the convict and he was properly convicted by the lower Court.

Judge Sunkutu said defilement torments the privacy of a person.

“This is the most unfortunate offence, because it torments the privacy of the person. No one has a right under the sun to defile a child. Children should be left to grow up and develop, and when time comes for them to have sex, they can have it with a legal age and consent. Your conduct was nauseating to say the least. The time you defiled her, you were 62 and the girl was 11, what possessed you? The courts have repeated that children need protection. We give stiff sentences, nothing has deterred offenders,” judge Sunkutu said.

“There is one aggravating factor in this case and that is the age of the girl who was just 11. For that, I find that to give you the minimum sentence will be inappropriate. I will sentence you to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour effective November 17, 2017.”

And judge Sunkutu has also sentenced a 37-year-old man of Luanshya to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for defilement.

In this matter, Dominic Sampa was charged with defilement of a child contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

“The offence of defilement is a heinous offence in soomany fronts. This offence is avoidable. No one puts a gun on you to defile a child. You have the free well. Mr. Sampa, you are not an animal, you need to reason as a human being. I find that you are not entitled to the minimum sentence of the law,” said Justice Sunkutu.

She said what was shocking is that Sampa defiled a girl right in the house where he was being kept.

“Two aggravating factors, the girl was 9 years and you were related to the father, and you were hosted in the house from whom you defiled the child. Surely, someone is hosting you, yet you defile the child. That is morally offensive to society. Let society ensure that children are protected. If not, what hope do we have for Zambia? I will sentence you to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour,” said judge Sunkutu.

4 Comments

  1. Simon Makofi

    I think, when a person is found guilty of defilement.
    Let the coarts tell us the reason why they do this barbaric things to our children.

  2. Bm

    Simon Mskofi you are right. Many do it for reatuals. Witch doctors (wizards) tell them to sleep with the minors to become rich. Unfortunately, things turns the opposite and in the end they find themselves in jail. Sure 65 against 11 and 35 against 9? Mmmmm…..thats being barbaric. That 65 old man no hope of him coming back to society.

  3. moses mumba

    mwatolamo amano lisambililo kuli ifwe fwebashala

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