A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling three minors.
Nkhatabay First Grade Magistrtate’s court convicted the man identified as Dunken Nyirenda who is said to have defiled the three minors, two aged 6 and the other one aged 7 in 2019.
Before the ruling, the state pleaded with the Magistrate’s court to have the case referred to the high court for further hearing and sentencing considering its seriousness.
However, passing the sentence, first grade magistrate Robert Makaika told the court Friday it was necessary to pass the sentence at the Magistrate’s court as any judgement made is submitted to the high court for further analysis.
Meanwhile, State prosecutor Jonathan Mumba says they are not satisfied with the judgement and they will appeal.