BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
Police are echoing the call for men and boys to respect women and girls.
This follows the latest case in which a 39-year-old man is being charged for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, whom police say the accused is related to.
The incident reportedly took place in the Western province on April 29 this year.
Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau, in his weekly press conference yesterday, condemned the incident, calling on men to respect their counter gender of all ages.
He said men should respect women and girls as such incident will affect the victims for the rest of their lives and it is against the law of this country.
He also calls on parents to always look after their children to avoid being sexually harassed by some selfish minded men in the communities.
Mangau said regarding the rape allegation, from reports obtained by police, the suspect was drunk at the time of the incident.
Mangau said police were alerted about the incident and the suspect was arrested and charged with one count of rape contrary to section 136F (1) (a) & (b) of the Penal Code Cap 26 as amended by the Penal Code (Amendment) (Sexual Offences) Act, 2016.
He also said that investigation is ongoing regarding the incident.