September 28, 2017 / comments : 0
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Alex Chilufya has said authorities in Petauke have arrested a pastor identified as Masautso Mwanza, 32, of the Baptist Church for defiling a minor who is also his niece.
In a statement to Pan African Radio news this week, Chilufya revealed that Mercy Zulu, 14, is now pregnant by his uncle Pastor Masautso Mwanza.
Chilufya noted that this occurred in June 2017 on an unknown date in Petauke and the suspect is currently in police custody to help them with investigations.
"We have arrested a pastor identified as Masautso Mwanza, 32, of Baptist Church for defiling a minor who is also his niece of the same abode in Petauke," Chilufya said
Meanwhile, Commissioner Chilufya said a 10-year-old girl Falace Njobvu drowned and died in Lunkuswe River in Mbenjere area near Eastern Girls Secondary School in Chipata district.
Chilufya stated that the incident happened on 22 September, 2017 at 10:30 hours at Lunkuswe river in Mbenjere. The matter was reported to the police by her father Thomas Njobvu of Chaola farms in Chief Chikuwe.
Police said the body was retrieved by Fire Brigade and inspected by the police, affirming that the deceased's body had no injuries.
In a related development, Dalitso Phiri aged 7 also drowned in Lutembwe Stream whilst swimming together with his friends and the body was retrieved with no foul play suspected.
Chilufya said the incident was reported by his grandfather Patrick Zimba, 47, of Chipumba village, Chief Jumbe in Mambwe district who is a peasant farmer.(Zambian Post) INTERNATIONAL
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