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Magistrate Court Sentences Housewife to Prison for Stabbing Husband

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In a case that unfolded at the Kapiri Mposhi Magistrate Court, a 37-year-old housewife, Sabina Mulenga, has been handed a two-year prison sentence with hard labour for stabbing her husband, George Ngoma, with a knife.

Magistrate Mwila Malupande presided over the case, where Mulenga, a resident of Matilyo compound in Kapiri Mposhi, faced one count of unlawful wounding. The incident occurred on December 17, 2023, around 23:30 hours.

Mulenga admitted to the charge of unlawful wounding during the court proceedings.

The prosecution presented facts stating that Mulenga, on the fateful day around 20:00 hours, returned home intoxicated. When Ngoma inquired about her whereabouts, she responded with insults. Despite Ngoma’s attempts to ignore the situation, Mulenga continued the verbal assault.

Later that night, around 23:30 hours, Ngoma confronted Mulenga, leading to a heated exchange. In the course of the argument, Mulenga produced a knife and stabbed Ngoma on the left side of his chest. Neighbours intervened and rushed Ngoma to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital, apprehending Mulenga and turning her over to the police.

Due to the severity of Ngoma’s stab wound, he was transferred to Kabwe General Hospital for specialized medical treatment, ultimately being discharged after three days.

In her mitigation, Mulenga appealed for leniency, citing her child with Ngoma and four children from a previous marriage who would suffer if she received a custodial sentence.

However, Magistrate Malupande, in her judgment, noted Mulenga’s violent tendencies, highlighting that the outcome could have been fatal had it not been for the timely intervention of neighbours and medical treatment. To serve as a deterrent, the court imposed a 24-month prison sentence with hard labour on Mulenga.

The verdict emphasizes the seriousness with which the court addresses cases of domestic violence and unlawful acts, aiming to deter individuals from resorting to violence in conflict situations.

8 COMMENTS

    • @ Kaizar Zulu: HH went to UNZA when I did. Although I do not remember him, those who do say he was quiet and honest fellow. You can look in his cupboard and you will find his no skeletons. We can look in you cupboard, and apart from your own mother, other sexual conquests will include various Lebanese men with whom you looted our country together, and white Catholic priests. Lets not talk about Johnathan Mutawire, who has probably given that 14-year old Swazi virgin he got from Mswati, several chidren, HIV, gonorrhoea and any manner of STD such unclean and nasty people carry with them and convey to others remorselessly….

  1. @ Kaizar Zulu: HH went to UNZA when I did. Although I do not remember him, those who do say he was a quiet, and honest, fellow. You can look in his cupboard and you will find his no skeletons. We can look in your cupboard, where apart from your own mother, other sexual conquests will include various Lebanese men with whom you looted our country with, and white Catholic priests, who repeatedly ate you in youth, and whom you now mutually eat each other with. Lets not talk about Johnathan Mutawire, who has probably given that 11-year old Swazi virgin he got from Swaziland, several chidren, HIV, gonorrhoea and any manner of STD such unclean and nasty people carry with them and convey to others remorselessly….

  2. @ Kaizar Zulu: HH went to UNZA when I did. Although I do not remember him, those who do say he was a quiet, and honest, fellow. You can look in his cupboard and you will find his no skeletons. We can look in your cupboard, where apart from your own mother, other we will find include sexual conquests with various Lebanese men whom you looted our country with, and white Catholic priests, who repeatedly ate you in your youth; and whom you now mutually eat each other with. Lets not talk about Johnathan Mutawire, who has probably given that 11-year old virgin he got from Swaziland, several children, HIV, gonorrhoea and any manner of STD such unclean and nasty people carry with them and convey to others remorselessly….

  3. Despite her coming in with loads of responsibilities, she still went as far as stabbing the husband that provided. Alcohol is the main cause.

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