THE Lusaka Magistrates Court yesterday failed to pass judgment in a case in which Game Stores manager Vincent Palan allegedly sexually abused an employee.
The case was adjourned because the defence did not submit their submissions on time. Palan had closed his defence earlier after he gave evidence on oath with his two witnesses before Chief Resident Magistrate Aridah Chulu.
He was put on defence by Magistrate Chulu after it was established that the prosecution had adduced enough evidence to warrant him being placed on defence.
Palan is charged with two counts of indecent assault and sexual abuse contrary to the Penal Code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence were that in the first count, it was alleged that Palan unlawfully and in decently assaulted Ms Mwila, who was an employee at Game Stores under his supervision.
And in count two it is alleged that Palan actually did sexually harass Ms Mwila.
And the offenses were purportedly committed between June 1 and July 31 as Game Stores manager was accused of practicing sexual harassment on Ms Mwila by making seductive sexual advances which caused discomfort to the complainant.
The magistrates court set judgment for February 25, 2016.