A THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-old nurse of a medical centre in Kitwe has told a magistrate’s court how her senior workmate allegedly r.aped her from behind while on duty.
She narrated before Magistrate Chongo Musonda that her workmate grabbed her hand and twisted it before r@ping her from behind.
The nurse testified against Mathews Fwalanga 50 of Kalulushi who is charged with r@pe.
Fwalanga is imagined to have had s.e.x with the victim without her consent on November 27, last year.
When the matter came up for commencement of trial, the nurse said when she reported for work for her night duty shift, she found Fwalanga who informed her that he wanted to spend an hour studying as he was preparing for his examinations the subsequent day.
She told the court that she informed Fwalanga that there was no power and therefore the inventor which was available wouldn’t sustain lights, but that he insisted he would only study for an hour.
She said Fwalanga was allowed to review after he insisted and he proceeded to at least one of the rooms while she waited for him at the lounge.
The court heard that between 18:00 and 19:00 hours, the nurse decided to travel outside to seem for the safety guard who she only identified as Jasper in order that she could send him to shop for her some food.
She didn’t find Jasper outside and she or he went back to Mr Fwalanga to ask if he had his telephone number in order that she could call him.
She said Fwalanga offered her his phone to call Jasper who didn’t devour the decision , but she later proceeded to seem for him again but couldn’t find him.
The court further heard that she went back to her earlier spot and sat, shortly Fwalanga informed her that he was also hungry and tried to call the Jasper again and this point he picked up the phone and said he was in town.
She asked Jasper if he could get her some food which she could reimburse the cash , but he responded that he had no money.
The nurse said she visited hand back the hand-set to Fwalanga but he stood up, grabbed her hand and twisted it before having s.e.x together with her from the rear .
“He later he pulled down my trousers before I could know it , he had penetrated me. I kept shouting ordering him to prevent what he wanted to try to to to me. I cried and went out, packed all my belongings. i used to be powerless because the whole ordeal happened suddenly, “she said.
She said while within the ward, she sent him a message asking if she could head home as she couldn’t continue working but that Fwalanga asked what explanation she could give especially that she was on duty.
“Fwalanga then came to the space where i used to be and apologized and asked me what I wanted to eat. I went outside started traveling the clinic while crying wondering whether I should head home or call someone, “she said.
The court heard that later caretaker at the clinic only identified as Felix found her and asked why she was crying but couldn’t tell him and claimed she had abdominal pains and every one she wanted was to travel home.
“After Felix went inside the hospital, later Mr Fwalanga came with the phone and informed me that the sister-in-charge wanted to talk to me.
“The sister responsible had been informed that i used to be not feeling well as I had abdominal pains and asked if I might be given painkillers, but I didn’t respond nicely. She asked me to maneuver faraway from the people i used to be with.
“I told her Mr Fwalanga had done something bad to me and later she came. I informed her what happened then she called the owner of the medical centre who came and that’s how the matter was then reported to the police,” she said.
Credit: The Sun Newspaper