Kitwe Couple Jailed for Assault

The Kitwe Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a couple for alleged assault while their two children have been discharged.

This is in a matter the couple is charged with a count of assault  occasioning bodily harm contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Banjamin  Chabala, 38, and his wife Agness Kaluba, 34, on December 2, 2018 and their two children aged 15 and 16, assaulted Carol Mwango, thereby occasioning bodily harm on her.
When the matter came up for judgment, magistrate Maureen Nkonde sentenced  Chabala to five months simple imprisonment while Kaluba got three  months simple imprisonment .
Magistrate Nkonde stated that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the couple accordingly.
State prosecutor Changa Chumba applied that the two juveniles be discharged for they were not unruly and were school going children.
And in Mitigation, both Chabala and Kaluba pleaded for leniency stating that they were parents who feared that being sent to prison would make their family suffer.
However, magistrate Nkonde stated that the couple followed the victim to her house and sentenced Chabala to five months while Kaluba was jailed three months simple imprisonment.


  1. Jovwu jubby

    It is to bad for the family to be involved in such matters

  2. ACmilan

    And what was the cause of the fight
    You should update us all the details “Imweh Ba @Zambian Reports

  3. george mulota

    what if this couple are bread winners what will happen to the family

  4. francis badeen

    Parents instead of being role models to the young ones are in forefront behaving wildly, its a shame…

  5. Idiocy Detector

    So who is going to look after those ‘school going fighters’ since both father and mother will be conducting family affairs from Kamfinsa? It would have helped if we also knew the reason the whole family can attack one person.

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