THE Lusaka Magistrates Court yesterday heard how an 11-year-old girl of Lusaka’s Kanyama compound was defiled by her biological father several times.
Appearing before Magistrate Alice Walusiku was a juvenile from Lusaka’s Kanyama Site and Service who narrated to court how her biological father defiled her several times at a very tender age.
She said on July 26 last year while her stepmother was having a bath, her father called her to the bedroom and asked her to lie on the bed, undressed her and had sex with her.
She added that he asked her to dress up after he heard her mother’s footsteps and gave her money to go and visit her aunty in Matero township.
The girl said after a few minutes her stepmother called her to the kitchen to have lunch.
She added that after having lunch she left to visit her aunty and she found her in the living room and the woman noticed that she had stained the back of her dress.
She said her aunty asked her what the stain was all about and it was then that she disclosed to her what her father had done to her. She told the court that her aunty called her biological mother who lives in Chunga compound and upon hearing the news her mother went to her aunty’s place and they immediately took her to the clinic where she started vomitting and had a running stomach.
Asked whether it was the first time her father had violated her, she said he started defiling her at a very tender age when they were living in South Africa, adding that at one time her friend found her being defiled by her father.
She told court that her father was arrested and charged at Emmasdale police station.
The matter was adjourned to February 23 for cross-examination.