CAPITAL Buses (Flash) operations manager Arnold Zulu and Adrian Mazuba yesterday denied practicing sexual acts with a fellow man against the order of nature before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court.
Meanwhile, the court entered an equivocal plea following Zulu’s explanation as it did not amount to the offence that he is accused of committing.
In this matter Zulu, 38 a Flash manager of Millennium Bus Station and Mazuba, 21 unemployed of Kanyama Site and Service are charged with indecent practices between males.
It is alleged that Zulu and Mazuba on August 22, 2019 committed an act of gross indecency. The incident allegedly occurred between 14:00 hours and 17:00 hours in Zulu’s house.
During plea before chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale, Zulu admitted the charge while Mazuba pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Mwale asked Zulu about the indecent act he committed which prompted the police to apprehend him. Zulu explained that police found Mazuba on his bed as he was showing him his manhood.
“The police found Mazuba on my bed showing me his penis after he had it circumcised. He was showing me because he came to ask for money from me,” the operations manager explained.
The court further queried about the relationship he shared with Mazuba. Zulu said Mazuba was his friend whom he came to know after his grandfather was knocked down by a vehicle.
Following the explanation magistrate Mwale entered a plea of not guilty because his explanation was defensive and did not tally with the charge slapped on him.
The two accused applied for bail pending trial and were granted in the sum of K25,000 each to be paid in their own recognizance with two working sureties bound in the like sum.
According to reports, Zulu and Mazuba were arrested after workmates found them in a sexual act at Zulu’s residence within the bus station.
Police acting spokesperson Danny Mwale said the duo was arrested after a tip-off from members of public. He said police officers went to the scene and found the two sodomizing each other.
Mazuba was later subjected for medical examination.
The matter comes up on October 30 for trial.