(…while another awaits court verdict)

The Choma Magistrates Court has committed one of the two juveniles accused of gang raping a 33 year old woman of Choma’s overspill compound to Katombora Reformatory School.

Byta FM Court beat reports that the two juveniles aged 18 of Zambia Compound in Choma are believed to have attacked their victim on her way back from a drinking place where she had gone to look for her husband in September this year.

Appearing before Principal Resident Magistrate Exnobert Zulu, both juveniles pleaded guilty except one of them had earlier denied, but changed his mind after his friend was committed to reformatory school.

Earlier, the victim testified that she was returning home around 20:00 Hours on 4th September when the two boys knocked her out unconscious, only to find pants on her face with sand and semen on her private parts.

Meanwhile, Social Welfare Probation Officer, Kazembe Zyambo recommended the juvenile who pleaded guilty to be sent to reformatory school.

While noting that their crime was serious, Magistrate Zulu ordered the first juvenile for reformatory school while setting 8th November for facts and possible sentencing of the second juvenile who later pleaded guilty.

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