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A Lusaka magistrate rejects a couple’s request for reconciliation




LUSAKA A lady who had her husband chop off her ear during an argument asked the magistrate Amy Masoja to drop the assault charge against her.

Because of the severity of the injuries suffered by Albertina Chibwe, who requested that the case be dismissed, Magistrate Masoja was unable to accede to her request.

As the victim attempted to withdraw the case, magistrate Masoja remarked, “From here, it will be murder.

In this instance, Brighton Kabinga is accused of assault causing actual bodily harm on one count.

On November 28, 2022, Kabinga is accused of assaulting Albertina Chibwe and causing actual bodily harm to her.

When the case was heard on Friday, the defendant entered a plea of guilty to the allegation while his wife addressed the court while standing in the audience and saying that she had pardoned her husband.

Ms. Chibwe requested that the case be dropped so that the couple may focus on raising their kids.

“I have forgiven him. He is my husband and we have two children together,” she said.

“The medical report and pictures are showing that you[accused] cut off her ear, that’s why today she has come with that hairstyle.

“Children are not the reason you are here, it is better to raise those children in a healthy family than in such a toxic family,” magistrate Masoja said.

The magistrate is worried that “once this matter is withdrawn, the next thing we will hear is a murder[case]”.

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President Hichilema to Visit Seseli Mine




Seseli Mine in Chingola

President Hakainde Hichilema is scheduled to visit Seseli Mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt, where a number of illegal miners find themselves trapped in a flooded open-pit mine. The announcement was made by Copper Minister Elisha Matambo during a press briefing in Chingola, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical situation.

Minister Matambo expressed confidence in the measures and interventions implemented by the government, ensuring that the ongoing rescue mission will reach the trapped miners. The President’s visit underscores the gravity of the situation and the government’s hands-on approach in coordinating the rescue efforts.

Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe provided further assurance, stating that safety precautions are rigorously being followed to maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. He emphasized that the government has engaged with families affected by the incident, with twenty-seven families having come forward to claim missing relatives.

Source: aljazeera

In other news – It all ended in tears for Faith Nketsi

News that well-known Mzansi reality TV star and influencer, Faith Nketsi whose full name is Mapholoso Faith Nketsi was finally divorcing her short-term husband Nzuzo Njilo was met with relief from fans of the reality star and businesswoman.

Faith Nketsi

The reason behind the celebration of the divorce was because Faith’s brand took some knocks when her husband’s corrupt business ways were aired on the covers of Mzansi’s biggest. Read more

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PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly




Robert Chabinga

The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

Source: Lusakatimes

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