ZAMBIA: LUANSHYA WOMAN JAILED TWO YEARS FOR UNDRESSING AND ASSAULTING ANOTHER WOMAN

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A 38 YEAR OLD housewife of Mpatamatu township has been sentenced to two years simple imprisonment by the Luanshya magistrates’ court for stripping naked and assaulting another woman who she suspected to have been flirting with her husband.
Appearing before Ms Chitundu Kalungu, in Luanshya last Wednesday, was Grace Kunda, 38, of house number 178/27, who was charged with assault.

Kunda is also facing charges of indecent assault.

Particulars of the offense were that Kunda, on April, 2016, in Luanshya did assault Gertrude Besa.

She pleaded guilty to the charge.

Ms Kalunga noted that it was sad that housewives had resolved to fight other women over husbands even when women were merely exchanging greetings with their husbands.

“Women should never fight over a man. A woman’s battle with her husband should be in her home and not on the streets. That is what a dignified and cultured woman does.”

“However, I have considered the fact that you are a first offender who readily pleaded guilty to the charge without wasting the court’s time. And I have also considered the rest of your mitigation. That being the case, I sentence you to two year simple imprisonment with effect from the date you were arrested,” Ms Kalungu said.

She granted Kunda leave to appeal to the High court within 14 days.

Kunda pleaded with the court to exercise leniency on her as she was remorseful for her actions.

Facts before court were that on the material day,Ms Besa was going to Mpatamatu when she met Kunda’s husband with whom she exchanged greetings.

Not knowing that Kunda was watching from afar,she saw her come and ask why Besa had been flirting with her husband.Kunda then shouted to say ‘prostitute and before long,all she saw was a crowd that came and undressed her whilst beating her using kicks and fists.

The court heard that Kunda then pulled her genitals causing her vagina to pain and that Besa also sustained general body pains.
Besa then reported the matter to the police and an arrest was made on Kunda,the facts read in part.

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