A 17-YEAR-OLD boy of Lusaka yesterday appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates' Court charged with murder of an eight-year-girl after he defiled her.
The boy appeared before Lusaka magistrate Lameck Ng'ambi but the court told him that he would explain the charge he was facing today.
The juvenile is charged with murder contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that the juvenile on February 6, 2013 killed Naomi Msimuko in Lusaka.
According to the record, the boy willfully and without any coercing force explained and demonstrated at the crime scene how he carried the deceased into an unfinished building and also how he had carnal knowledge of her.
The juvenile also demonstrated how he thereafter suffocated the girl to death.
The boy will appear today for explanation of the charge.
Before the same court, a 35-year-old man of Olympia has pleaded guilty to aiding and abating illegal immigrants but magistrate Ng'ambi recorded a plea of not guilty after the accused explained that he was a taxi driver and was just hired by the illegal immigrants.
It is alleged that Mathews Ndhlovu, a Zambian national on unknown dates but in March 2013 aided two Nigerians to get Zambian National Registration Cards and passports from a Mr Kanangu without lawful authority.
Asked if he understood the charge, Ndhlovu responded in the affirmative and admitted the charge.
The accused told magistrate Ng'ambi that his taxi was booked by the Nigerians to go and collect the NRCs and passports.
Magistrate Ng'ambi then recorded a plea of not guilty and adjourned the matter to April 25, 2013 for trial.
Magistrate Ng'ambi granted Ndhlovu a KR3,000 bail with two working sureties from reputable organisations, adding that the money would be forfeited if he does not appear in court.