A nurse aged 30, at a medical center in Kitwe the third-largest city in terms of infrastructure development and second-largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia has told a magistrate’s court how her senior workmate allegedly raped her from behind while on duty.
The victim narrated before the court, presided over by Magistrate Chongo Musonda that her workmate grabbed her hand and twisted it before raping her from behind.
According to the nurse who testified against the suspect, identified as Mr. Fwanlanger who is charged with rape, when she reported for her night duty shift she found Mr. Fwanlaga who told her he wanted to study for a while because he has a paper to write the following day.
She told the court that there was no power and inventor but Fwanlanga insisted he would only study for an hour thus she waited for Mr. Fwalanga at the lounge.
The court was told that at around 6 pm to 7 pm the nurse decided to go outside and look for the security man to go and buy her food outside. Upon reaching the security gate the security man was not at his post. The nurse came back to Mr. Fwanlanga asking for the whereabouts of the security man. Mr. Fwalanga then took his phone to call the security man which he later gave the phone to the nurse for the nurse to speak with the security man.
The security man told the nurse on the phone that he is outside going to buy food. The nurse then told the security man to buy her some food and when he returns he will repay his money. The security guy then told the nurse on the phone that he does not have any money on him so as she ended the call and handing the phone back to Mr. Fwalanga, Mr. Fwanlanga twisted her hand initiated the process of rape.
“He later pulled down my trousers before I could realize it, he had penetrated me. I kept shouting ordering him to stop what he wanted to do to me. I cried and went out, packed all my belongings. I was powerless as the whole ordeal happened suddenly. Fwalanga then came to the room where I was and apologized and asked me what I wanted to eat. I went outside started moving around the clinic while crying wondering whether I should go home or call someone, “
The sister in charge had been informed that I was not feeling well as I had abdominal pains and asked if I could be given painkillers, but I didn’t respond nicely. She asked me to move away from the people I was with.
I told her about what Mr. Fwalanga had done to me and later she came. I informed her what happened then she called the owner of the medical center who came and that’s how the matter was then reported to the police,” she concluded