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Hone student denies rape, sodomy charges

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone
A 23-YEAR-OLD student of Evelyn Hone College has told the Livingstone Magistrate’s Court that he neither raped nor sodomised a woman of Livingstone.
Muhammad Mustafa, a Somali of unknown address but who resides in Highlands, Livingstone, is charged with rape and sodomy.
It is alleged that Mustafa, on April 30 this year in Livingstone, had carnal knowledge of the named woman without her consent.
And in the second count, it is alleged that Mustafa, on the same date, had carnal knowledge of the same woman against the order of nature.
When the matter came up for plea, Mustafa  denied the charges.
“I have understood the charges and am denying the charges,” he said.
And Livingstone resident magistrate Chinkashi Chilingala said he would record a plea of not guilty.
Mr Chilingala told Mustafa to be serious because the court is not a playground.
Mr Chilingala adjourned the case to June 4 this year for commencement of trial.
The matter was due to come up for plea last Friday, but was adjourned because Mustafa was reported to be out of town.

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