‘Short-changed’ hubby hammers wife

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MULENGA MUSONDAwrites

@SunZambian

A TEACHER found herself on the receiving end when her husband, a farmer, beat her for not handing over her full salary.

This was because she had acquired a loan without his knowledge and money had been deducted from the monthly salary.

Her 31-year-old husband, Simwami Alupi is appearing before the Choma Fast Track Court for Gender Based Violence charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 248 Chapter 87 of the Penal Code of the Laws Of Zambia.

Allegations are that Alupi assaulted his wife Sililo Mubita and thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.

The battering is alleged to have occurred on December 29, 2020 in Choma when Sililo allegedly failed to handover the full salary to her husband because of the loan repayment.  Her husband was angry, thinking she was hiding the money.

When he was called to take plea before Resident Magistrate Ethel Phiri by Public Prosecutor Mathews Sichilima, Alupi denied the charge. The matter was adjourned to January 12, 2021 for commencement of trial. Alupi was remanded in custody.

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