Lundazi, April 29, 2019, ZANIS --- Chief Kazembe of the Chewa speaking people of Lumezi district in Eastern Province has today appeared in Lundazi Magistrate court for plea, charged with defilement of a girl under the age of 16 years contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Edward Chisanga was chief Kazembe whose birth name is Vincent Banda.

Particulars of the offence is that Banda on dates unknown but between October 1st and 31st, 2018, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a minor under the age of 16 years.

Before plea, magistrate Chisanga took time to explain to the accused how  to proceed with the case and was advised  that  he could  only defend himself if the child was  16 years and above.

And Magistrate Chisanga ordered that the first witness of the four is the victim aged 14 and that she will testify in chambers.

Chief Kazembe pleaded not guilty to the charge and is represented by Kampamba Kombe from Andrew and partners.