The High Court siting in Mansa has sentenced a 49 year old man of Chamalawa Village of Chief Mabumba in Mansa to 15 years with hard labour for manslaughter.
Before High Court Judge Mary Mulanda was Alick Malama who pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter contrary to section 199 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
This was in a matter committed to the High Court for trial by the subordinate court of the first class for the Mansa District.
Facts before the courts where that, the accused did cause the death of his wife Mable Mulumbe who he brutally beat up and fled when he visited her at Mundolo Village on 17 September 2017. It was then than Mulumbe was later taken to her mother’s house in same area by concerned community Members where her wounds were nursed until she died three days later.
In mitigation the accused pleaded with the court to be lenient as he was a first offender and that he did not waste the time of the court in the matter.
But in passing judgment Judge Mulanda said she heard all that the accused said in mitigation but sentenced the accused to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour.