A JUVENILE has testified in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court how he was beaten by a gang of juveniles in Lusaka’s Kanyama compound.

He told the court that he identified one juvenile named Madmax (not his real name) who almost slashed his ear with a machete.

In this matter, it is alleged that on August 28, 2021 in Lusaka, three juveniles; two boys and a girl, whilst acting together, unlawfully wounded a 17-year-old boy in Kanyama compound.

Testifying before court, the juvenile said he was seated with his friend when they saw three people going towards them who then started beating him.

“I and my friend were seated at a place called Hope when we saw three people coming towards us and started beating me. One of them hit me with a machete and I fell down unconscious,” he said.

The second witness, also a juvenile, testified that on the material day when she saw her friend, the complainant in the matter, passing by her place, she called him and asked if he could share with her the songs he was listening to via Bluetooth.

“It was around 19:00 hours to 20:00 hours, we sat by the fence as I was getting some songs. [But] as we were chatting, we saw three people coming behind us, one girl and two boys with machetes. They jumped over the small fence, removed the machete and hit my friend on the head,’’ she said.

The witness said they wanted to hit her too but her friend blocked the machete, then they hit him on the hand, and after seeing blood oozing, the trio ran away.

Trial continues.