Man found guilty of raping stepdaughter


A 42-year-old resident of Mafuta Compound in the Zambezi Region was found guilty of the rape of his wife's 10-year-old daughter by the Katima Mulilo Regional Court on Friday.

Wilson Mubika Mushaukwa, convicted of rape under the Combating of the Rape Act, has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.

Katima Mulilo Principal Magistrate, Malilo Mwilima, found that the rape left permanent scars not only for the victim but for the whole family.

Erwin Frans guilty of murder


35-year-old Erwin Frans, charged with the murder of his 23-year-old girlfriend, Mwaaka Kopelo, in February 2021, was found guilty by the Katima Mulilo Circuit High Court.

Frans faced six counts related to the murder, which was perpetrated at the Makaravan West location.

Judge President Petrus Damaseb found Frans guilty of murder, as well as one count of attempted murder and negligent handling of a firearm, when he shot in the direction of one of the witnesses to his initial crime.