CLIFORD Dimba, popularly known as ‘General’ Kanene has filed a notice to abandon his appeal case in the Supreme Court against his 18 years jail sentence for defilement. In his notice of abandonment filed on July 15 this year, Kanene said the Supreme Court should therefore dismiss his appeal as he had no intention of proceeding with the case.
Earlier this year, Dimba, appealed to the Supreme Court against both his conviction and 18-year jail sentence for defilement. Dimba through one of his defence lawyers, Nicholas Chanda appealed against the conviction and sentence saying both Mr Justice Mchenga and Mr Kaoma erred in law and fact when they convicted and later sentenced
Today, President Lungu announced that he had pardoned ‘General’ Kanene, by exercising the powers vested in him by Article 56 of the
constitution of Zambia.