A 42-year-old Monze businessman is appearing in the Choma Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impregnating his biological daughter and later supplying a poisonous chemical to have the pregnancy terminated.

This is in a matter where Ricky Kaanga Munkonze is facing two counts of Incest contrary to section 159(1) as amended by Act No.15 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia while in Count 2 he is charged with supplying Drugs or instruments to procure an abortion contrary to section 153 of Chapter 87 of the Penal Code.

Particulars of the offence in Count One are that on dates unknown but between 10th August 2018 and 11th September 2018 in Monze District, the accused person had carnal knowledge of a female knowing her to be his biological daughter.

In Count Two, it is alleged that on October 2, 2018 in Choma, Munkonze willfully and unlawfully supplied a Noxious substance to his daughter in order to procure an abortion.

When the matter came up for mention before Resident Magistrate Richard Chikalanga, the accused person was notified that the Court had not yet received instructions from the Office of Director of Public Prosecution and hence he would continue appearing before Court until instructions were issued.

The matter has since been adjourned to June 3, 2019 for another mention while the accused person remains on police bond.