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Rufunsa incest case in new twist


LINDA SOKO TEMBO Writes

THE story of incest in Rufunsa district where Nelson Kapandula the biological father of Linda who is believed to have three children with her has taken a  new twist with her young brother being named as her cilprit.

The grandfather has however rejected the latest DNA report claiming it could have been doctored to keep the young brother behind bars.

Police have said the DNA results have confirmed that Linda’s young brother, Nelson Kapandula Jr, is the father of the children.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo told the Sun in an interview that the relatives of an imbecile, Linda Kapandula, had reported that she had been defiled and had three children.

Ms Katongo said the police instituted an investigation in the matter and it was discovered that Nelson Kapandula Jr, 27, was the one who had been defiling his intellectually challenged sister, and had three children with her, the youngest being less than a year old.  

“We received a case from Rufunsa district about an imbecile who has been defiled. And our officers instituted investigations. Samples were collected. After forensic examination it was discovered that Nelson Kapandula Jr, aged 27, the son of Nelson Kapandula and brother of Linda, is the one who defiled his sister and made her pregnant three times. So he was picked up and detained in police custody, yet to appear in court,” Ms Katongo said.

Meanwhile, Linda’s grandfather, Francis Nyambo, says the report the police have is not true.

The family suspected that the police wanted to keep the senior Nelson Kapandula out of prison and keep the young man who is innocent in jail for a crime he did not commit.

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Mr Nyambo said at the time Linda’s first-born son was born in 2009 Nelson Kapandula Jr was young and should have been between Grade 4 and 5.

He could not have been the father of the children.

Mr Nyambo said at the time the first DNA samples were taken Nelson Kapandula Jr was not at the village; he had travelled to Lusaka to visit.

Senior Kapandula and his dead son had gone for the test and Mr Kapandula’s results were positive.

He said Nelson Kapandula Jr was not on antiretroviral therapy but his father, mother, Linda and two of her children were on treatment.

“We are wondering if they have found Nelson Jr to be the father of the children. How come Linda and two of her kids are on treatment while Nelson is not? They are just using this young man to cover for the sins of the father, which is not fair. The boy has been in cells for close to three weeks now,” he said.   

Mr Nyambo said, “We want new DNA tests results. They should take samples of senior and junior Kapandula and also test for HIV so that we see who is positive and negative.

“They just want to arrest the wrong person so that they can shield the father. I do not even think the young man is 27 years old.

Another member of the family who refused to be identified said Mr Kapandula senior had somebody in the police service who had a high rank who they suspected to be behind the twist in the story.

He urged the Human Rights Commission to come on board and carry out its own investigations to save the young man from going to jail.

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