A 36-YEAR-OLD man of Chirundu’s Kapulurila village has pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting a woman he was proposing love to.
Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man of Chirundu has appeared in the Siavonga Magistrates’ Court for stealing his girlfriend’s cell phones. Appearing before magistrate Deodatus Chisala was Melvin Siantobolo, a farmer, who was charged with one count of assault contrary to the Laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Siantobolo on September 1, assaulted Rona Simbowa, occasioning her actual bodily harm. Siantobolo admitted the charge. “Yes, your honour, I slapped Simbowa on her cheek and she sustained a minor injury. This happened when I was proposing love to her.
Actually she was the one who started it because she slapped me on the cheek first, then I slapped her as well. I thought we were playing but she took it seriously. I think she didn’t like me,” he said. The magistrate recorded a plea of guilty and adjourned the matter to tomorrow for written facts. The accused was remanded in custody. Meanwhile, Gift Sakala, an unemployed resident of Gabon compound, was charged with one count of burglary and theft contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Sakala on the night of August 27, entered into his girlfriend Esther Phiri’s house and stole her two cellphones and a purse with K850 in it. Sakala admitted stealing the phones but not the money.
“Yes, it’s true I stole the cellphones from my girlfriend when she was having sex with another man. This happened when I went to her place to see her. When I reached her house, I knocked on the door twice but she could not answer until I forced the door open and got inside. While inside, I heard some funny noise, then I knew she was having sex with another man. During that time, I stole the phones she left in the sitting room and later I caught her red-handed with a man bonking her in the bedroom,” he told the court. The court, however, recorded a plea of not guilty and set September 21 for commencement of trial. Sakala remains in custody at Chirundu police station.