Controversial Zambian musician Clifford Dimba aka General Kanene who was last week pardoned by President Edgar Lungu after he was jailed for having sex with a minor on Sunday savagely beat up one of his three wives after she refused to have sex with him.
Kanene’s third wife identified as Sharon suffered heavy injuries on her face and right eye after she was beaten by General Kanene for refusing to sleep with him.
Close family members narrated the incident in separate interviews that General Kanene took his wife to a named Lodge in Lusaka and demanded that he sleeps with her but she refused because she was having her periods.
This infuriated Kanene who started beating Sharon forcing her to flee the room, a situation that attracted onlookers.
The family this morning tried to persuade Sharon to report the matter to the police but she refused.
Concerned family members have since brought the matter to the attention of President Lungu since the victim is unwilling to lay charges on Kanene.
The family have made their disappointment known to State House that a man President Lungu released from prison recently has beaten up their relative.
They are waiting for President Lungu’s response before taking further action.
President Lungu pardoned General Kanene last week and urged him to be an ambassador in the fight against Child defilement and gender based violence, a move which caused uproar in the women’s movement.