MUTINTA MULAYE writes
THE Boma Local Court in Lusaka has ordered a Congolese national to compensate a woman of Chamba Valley with K7, 000 for damaging her daughter’s virginity and whom he has impregnated twice.
Winfreda Kalunga, 37 sued Peter Peto, 27 for impregnating her daughter twice and has not shown commitment to pay damage.
Kalunga told senior local magistrate Silvia Kabunda that Peto was her son in law.
“He impregnated my daughter in 2016. She was in grade 8 at school and he got her and impregnated her again,
“We called him and sat as a family to discuss the way forward. We charged him K12, 000 for damage and dowry of which he paid K1, 000,” she said.
She told the court that her daughter had not gone back to school since then and she wanted Peto to pay her the balance of they charged him.
In defence Peto however denied being charged for damage as he was only asked to pay dowry..
“When her daughter got pregnant, they wanted to charge me for damage but I refused and told them I wanted to marry her. So they agreed and only charged me K6, 000 which was for dowry and we did a down payment of a K1, 000,” he said.
Peto said he was given the girl to keep but due to some financial difficulties he had, Kalunga gave them somewhere to stay.
Later the girl’s mother chased him but maintained the girl was still his wife because had paid dowry.
The court still found Peto wanting and ordered him to pay K7, 000 for virginity damage.