ACCUSED: Augustine Mponda

A 15-year-old girl shocked a Francistown court last week when she revealed details of her extensive sex life.

The standard 7 student admitted having consensual sex with a number of older men after one of her lovers appeared in court on a charge of defilement.

In her evidence the Mokaleng Primary School student told the court that she had dropped previous sexual partners after her concerned mother had rebuked her.

The innocent looking and confident young girl was giving evidence in a case in which 23-year-old Augustine Mponda – a Zimbabwean immigrant – was accused of carnal knowledge of a girl under the majority age of 16 years who cannot consent to any sexual act in accordance with the law.

At the opening of Mponda’s trial before Francistown magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba, the girl told the court: “I was on my way to the tuck-shops when I met the accused person. He proposed love to me and I accepted the proposal because it was kind of like love at first sight.”

She said upon accepting his love proposal, Mponda invited her to his sister’s lodgings in the same Block 1 location.

“We proceeded to his sister’s place side by side and discussing our future together. It was wonderful,” she said.

The young girl went on to say: “He treated me like a queen, and it was hard for me to resist his requests. I then undressed myself and he asked me to lie on the floor facing upwards.”

Describing the sexual act in detail she added that her lover had used a condom during the encounter.

She told the court that she visited her ‘boyfriend’ again the following day, and after returning home late her concerned mother had demanded to know where she had been.

Alarmed by her mother’s anger she admitted her affair with Mponda – a development that resulted in her mother reporting the matter to the police leading to his arrest.

In court Mponda denied having sexual intercourse with the young girl but admitted having a ‘love affair’ with her.

The accused, who does not have legal representation, was remanded in custody.

The case continues.

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