LUSAKA WOMAN SUES MASSEUR FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT
A masseur, a person who provides professional massages, has been sued after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female client during a deep-tissue rubbing session.
Kenneth Musonda is accused of touching Mwansa Njelesa’s thighs and private part against her will.
Ms Njelesa has submitted before the Lusaka High Court that Mr Musonda’s alleged actions traumatised her, especially that she had been sexually abused in the past.
“Being a former victim of sexual abuse, she was immediately traumatised by the first defendant’s (Mr Musonda’s) actions which led to her experiencing tonic immobility,” the court document reads.
Ms Njelesani, who is married, has cited Mr Musonda and Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc as first and second defendants.
In the statement of claim, the plaintiff submits that she resides in New Kasama and is Taj Pamodzi Hotel’s client while Mr Musonda is a masseur at the same hotel.
Ms Njelesani agreed to the “pressure request” with an understanding that in a regular massage, no sensitive part of the body will be touched, not knowing that the defendant was allegedly referring to her private part.
To Ms Njelesani’s shock and dismay, and without her consent, Mr Musonda allegedly turned the massage sexual, touching her in a sexual way in the thighs and genital areas, outside the massage zone.