Three Zambian school boys found guilty of practicing homosexuality

A Lusaka magistrates” court has sentenced three Kabulonga Boys Secondary School pupils to 12 months imprisonment to be served at a reformatory school for the juveniles after convicting them of engaging in an indecent act.

Five Kabulonga Boys Secondary School pupils between November 2009 and June 2010 were accused of having committed one count of indecent practice between persons of the same sex.

The boys allegedly coerced a fellow 15-year-old pupil to suck their private parts before subjecting him to anal sex. Two were acquitted.
The trio is aged between 16 and 18 years.

Lusaka magistrate Mwaka Mikalile said the offence committed by the three was serious, shameful and unnatural and should be condemned.
She said all the three juveniles and the victim needed counseling.

Ms Mikalile said the juveniles should undergo 12 months intensive counseling at a reformatory and further counseling at the Young Men’s Christian Association.

She said there was need for the juveniles to be taught what was right and what was wrong for them to grow up as law-abiding citizens.

A social welfare officer, Sandra Ndhlovu Muhango had submitted to the court that the juveniles were remorseful of their conduct and asked for lenience from the court.

 

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