Vice-President Inonge Wina says she is disturbed by the continued child sexual abuse cases reported countrywide.
Commenting on a case where a 59-year-old man of Zimba township was arrested for allegedly defiling his two grand daughters aged nine and seven years, Vice-President Wina stated that the cruel sexual cases affected humanity especially women and children who fell pray to rape and other forms of sexual abuse.
In a statement signed by Office of the Vice-President Permanent Secretary for administration Stephen Mwansa, the Vice-President stated that sexual abuse cases were depriving the country of the human resource needed for development at various levels.
She emphasized the need for respect for human rights irrespective of gender or sex and further implored communities and law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators were put in jail.
The Vice-President also referred to another incident in Petauke district of Eastern province where a 32-year-old pastor was arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old niece.
Vice-President Wina further recalled another report of a woman of Chama village in Muchinga province who was allegedly gang-raped, tied to a tree and murdered.