A GRADE 12 school boy who readily admitted impregnating a grade 9 girl opted to pay compensation after completing school and promised to marry the girl.
Bernard Nyirenda,21, of old Chawama compound was testifying in a case in which Lyson Zulu,56, of the same compound sued him for impregnating his 18-year-old daughter.
Zulu told Senior court Magistrate Mubukwanu Matakala sitting at Chawama Local Court that in september 2014 he discovered that his daughter was pregnant and named Nyirenda for being responsible for her pregnancy.
He explained that later families sat down to resolve the matter and Nyirenda admitted responsibility and paid K400 as admission of guilty.
He charged him K6000 because his daughter was at school and Nyirenda’s parents promised to be paying K250 per month effect from October 30,2014 but only paid for four months. Zulu said that when he asked Nyirenda about the balance he told him that he cannot be paying while he is feeding his daughter who stays with him.
In defence, Nyirenda said that when he proposed love Zulu’s daughter he promised to marry her after completing school.
“Up to now I don’t deny responsibility and I will marry her when we complete school,” he said In submission, Zulu said that he wanted Nyirenda to pay him the balance but Nyirenda said he could only pay him afterr finishing school after which he would marry his daughter.
Passing judgment Magistrate Matakala said that Nyirenda did not waste court’s time as he readily admitted the offence.
He ordered Nyirenda to continue paying Zulu K250 per month until he finishes the balance.