A 17-YEAR-OLD boy of Kitwe has narrated before the High Court how a group of boys calling themselves Tokota cheered and laughed as their leader forced him to eat his own faeces.
Testifying in a case where 19 suspected members of the Tokota gang are charged with acts intended to cause grievous harm, kidnapping and unlawful wounding, the victim narrated how they threatened to kill him if he dared to spit the faeces.
He told Kitwe High Court judge Timothy Katanekwa that on April 30, this year, a group of boys forced him to board a Noah bus and took him to a place where they forced him to eat his own faeces.
“I did as they said and when I finished, they asked me to get my faeces and eat them,” he said.
He narrated that after eating the faeces, the gang members asked him to start dancing.
He said as he danced, others sang a song that they asked him to sing along and that the first accused person, whom he knew well prior to the attack-came forward and said he had sold him out.
The boy said his assailants continued hitting him until their named leader stepped aside to answer his phone.
The boy said he then picked up his clothes and ran away to his safety.
He said he found some women praying and asked them to help him call his father.
He said the women helped him out by walking with him up to the bus station in Chimwemwe, where he boarded a bus to go home.
Trial continues on August 20 this year.