ZANIS COPY – Grandmother sues daughter and husband for negligence

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Grandmother sues  daughter and husband for negligence

Chinsali, February 7, 2013, ZANIS — a grandmother in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province has sued her  daughter and son –in- law in the Chinsali magistrate court for negligence.

And a 26- year- old bricklayer in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province  has been fined KR3000 or in default serve an 18- months imprisonment with hard labour for theft.

This is in a matter involving a 52- year- old Dyness Bwalya who has sued Elizabeth Kampamba and Ernest Chimfwembe, all of Cheswa Village in Chief Nkula’s’ area in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province.

Particulars of the offence were that on unknown date but between September 1 and December, 2012, Kampamba and Chimfwembe jointly and while acting together did fail to provide necessities to their children contrary to section 169(A) of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Bwalya told the court that on different occasions she observed that her grandchildren were not properly taken care of by the parents who she approached but never changed their attitudes towards their own children.

Ms. Bwalya narrated that on two occasions, she involved a civic leader to talk to the couple.

The duo pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against them and the matter has been adjourned to February 19, 2013 for continuation of trail.

And a  26- year- old bricklayer in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province  has been fined KR3000 or in default serve an 18- months imprisonment with hard labour for theft.

Appearing before magistrate Chanda for judgment yesterday Daison Bwalya who was charged with one count of theft contrary to section 272 cap 87 of the laws of Zambia

Bwalya pleaded guilty to the charge. as grandmother has sued her daughter and son –in- law in the Chinsali magistrate court for negligence.

Facts presented before the court were that on a date unknown but in January this year, Bwalya jointly and whilst acting together with others did steal three (3) metal bars valued at KR 255 the property of Gift Chishala at the New Town square

In passing judgment, Magistrate Chanda said the court had found Bwalya guilty as charged and convicted him accordingly.

Magistrate Chanda said stealing will never be an alternative to earning that which one wants in life.

 He said the best Bwalya could have done was to ask the complaint if he could be allowed to get the items in question on credit.

The magistrate further said what the court had established that the accused person had intentions to deprive the owner of the metal bars permanently.

Magistrate Chanda said the courts will not tolerate stealing and that people must strive to live a decent and a problem- free life.

 In mitigation Bwalya pleaded with court to exercise maximum leniency on him adding that he was suffering from tuberculosis (T B).

Magistrate Chanda said the court has head what Bwalya had said in his mitigation but that the offence committed was serious and therefore, needed to be taught a lesson in order to deter other would-be offenders would- be offenders.

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