A PASTOR of a named church in Mansa district has been committed to the High Court for sentencing for the offence of rape.
Before Mansa magistrate, Sibaleya Chikuba, was Julius Kabaso, 40, of Kaole village in Chief Chimese’s chiefdom, charged with rape contrary to Section 132 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia as amended by Act number 2 of 2011.
Particulars of the offence are that on October 17, 2014 in Mansa district, Pastor Kabaso had carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl of Medium Density area without her consent.
The girl testified in court that she had an epileptic attack on that material day and was taken to the pastor for prayers in New Mufurila.
She narrated to the court that Pastor Kabaso instructed an intercessor named Dorcas to apply her private parts with anointing oil before he prayed for her.
She said the pastor then told her to sleep on the mattress where he forced himself on her.
Magistrate Chikuba found the pastor with a case to answer and has since convicted him for the offence of rape and committed him to the High Court for sentencing.