“One day I felt enough was enough. I stopped feeling like a victim, living on the streets made me strong. I told myself I was going to fight and make my life worthy,” Priscilla shared.

On first attempt to get justice, police officers could not believe her story.

“At the police station, officers chased me because of the way I was looking. They thought I was mentally disturbed because I looked very dirty,” Priscilla says.

A police officer who was just reporting for work met her outside the office, and somehow took interest in listening to her story.

And later that day, her father was arrested and charged with incest.

News of her father’s arrest spread far and wide. She recalls seeing a story in the Zambia Daily Mail the following day.

“When I saw him in handcuffs, I felt so powerful,” she shared.

Sadly, her father was not remorseful about what he had done to her. At court, he would look into Priscilla’s eyes and warn her that he would kill her.

Priscilla says her family was very upset with her for arraigning her father in court. No one supported her, neither offered to testify in court because they thought she had betrayed her father.

Priscilla’s last blow was the time when she lost the case in court.

50-year-old nurse sadly details how she gave birth to 4 children with her dad added bitterly saying…

“My own mother betrayed me in court. She told the court that I was not my father’s biological daughter and the incest charge was dismissed. I know that my mother was lying to protect my father. I suspect she was compelled to lie by my father’s other wives,” she said.

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Priscilla had no choice but to return to the streets. However, this time around she was getting material support from the two magistrates who had presided over her court case.

The named magistrates started helping her with food and shelter.

50-year-old nurse sadly said one day, the magistrates invited Priscilla for a meeting where she met a man who was to help her with rehabilitative counselling and financial assistance.

After that, she ventured into cross-border business. It was during her business trip to Zimbabwe that she met her husband, Reto Schaufelberger, who she wed in 1999.

Reto says he did not care about his wife’s past when he met her. What mattered to him was the life they were going to start together.

“I used to run a restaurant in Zimbabwe, so I met her there. From there, we got married and settled in Zambia.

Trust me, when I first met her and made intentions, she really wanted to tell me about her past, but I did not want to know. I just wanted to start afresh with her,” Reto says about his wife of 21 years.

The Schaufelbergers relocated to Switzerland after their wedding and lived there for 13 years.

“My children are still shunned, they are like taboo,” Priscilla said.

In 2006 Priscilla felt compelled to help children from troubled homes, therefore she opened Priscilla Schaufelberger Home of Abused Foundation (PSHAF) in Lusaka. At that time she was still in Switzerland.

She only returned to Zambia with her husband, Reto, in 2013 after President Michael Sata persuaded them to do so on one of his official visits to London.

50-year-old nurse sadly in the book Stolen Childhood, Priscilla shares chilling details of how she became an adult slave of late father.


Source: Ghsplash.com

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