This is in a case in which Jacqueline Nanyinza, 27, and her friend Catherine Mpamba, 28, of Chipulukusu township were charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and indecent assault on a female.
Nanyinza and Mpamba, who are both hairdressers, are alleged to have jointly and willfully assaulted and indecently assaulted the female juvenile after they discovered that she was allegedly having an affair with the former’s husband.
The two women are also alleged to have inserted a metal bar into the victim’s private parts while scorning her.
When the matter came up yesterday before Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa, in her defence, Ms Nanyinza said she slapped the 17 year old girl after she denied having a relationship with her husband.
She however denied allegations that she inserted a metal rod in the girl’s private parts.
Her friend, Mpamba, also denied allegations that Ms Nanyinza inserted a metal rod in her private parts.
She however admitted that Ms Nanyinza slapped the girl.
During trial, the 17-year-old girl told court that no one inserted a metal bar in her private parts.
The matter came up for judgment before Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa.
Magistrate Musukwa said the state had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt in count one of assault while it failed to prove the case of indecent assault.
Magistrate Musukwa then convicted them accordingly.