The Magistrate Court in Samfya has committed a 39 year old man to the High Court for sentencing for incest.
Before Magistrate Fabian Likulunga was Mishack Kapata of Lupili area in Chief Kasomabangweulu’s chiefdom who was found guilty of incest contrary to section 159 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
ZANIS reports that Kapata on October, 12 2017 was arrested by Samfya police officers for having carnal knowledge of her 14 year old biological daughter.
Facts before the court were that between April and October 2017 Kapata had sex with his daughter on two occasions and impregnated her in the process.
Kapata threatened to chess her daughter out of the house if she revealed to anyone what had transpired between them but however, the girl reported the matter to Samfya Police station and her father was arrested.
In Mitigation Kapata pleaded for lenience saying, he has learnt his lesson and promised court never to repeat what he did.
Meanwhile Magistrate Likulunga has transferred Kapata’s records to the High Court in Mansa for sentencing saying the offence is beyond the Magistrate court’s jurisdictions to sentence.