CARITAS Chipata has appealed to people in leadership to desist from using their positions to abuse innocent people. Commenting on reports that police have launched a manhunt for PF Bwanunkha ward councillor Paul Zulu for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl, governance unit programmes coordinator John Mthaziko Zulu told Feel Free FM that it was shocking that a civic leader could stoop so low to defile an innocent young girl.
He said the allegations could not be far from the truth because the councilor had decided to run away. Zulu called on the police not relent in their investigations until the culprit is brought to book. He described the act as pure seeds of bad leadership. Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala said the defilement case involving councillor Zulu was reported to Msupadzi police post.
“I would like to confirm that Msupadzi police post received a report of defilement on 10th October 2018 at about 09:00 hours. The 14-year-old girl of Jungujane village chief Maguya was defiled by the suspect, Paul Zulu, a councillor of a particular ward in Chadiza district,” said Sakala. “This occurred on 9th October 2018 at around 23:00 hours at the named village. The suspect has since runaway and police have launched a manhunt for the same suspect. The victim was given a medical report
form which has since been submitted to the police.”