Judgment in Tayali rape case on today

Judgment in Tayali rape case on today

A Lusaka magistrate is this morning expected to deliver judgment in the case in which        Zambian Voice Director Chilufya Tayali is charged with rape.

Tayali

Tayali

Chilufya Tayali is appearing before Lusaka Magistrate William Banda.

Tayali is charged with raping a certain Ruth Zulu Lesa.

To secure a conviction the prosecution must have proved that (i) Tayali had sexual intercourse with Ruth Zulu Lesa (ii) that the act was unlawful (iii) It was without her consent or if with her consent it was obtained by force, threats ,intimidation, fear of bodily harm or means of false representations to the nature of the act or if married by impersonating the husband to Ruth.

If convicted Tayali faces minimum 15 years in custodial imprisonment.

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