MUSICIAN Kachanana yesterday narrated to the Lusaka magistrate’s court how she was assaulted by United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president Geoffrey Mwamba’s son, Peter.
Kachanana Simate, 32, told Lusaka magistrate, Jennifer Bwalya that she went to Mwamba’s house to demand payment of a K57,000 debt which he owed her.
Peter, 30, a businessman, is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Ms Simate said she decided to approach Mwamba about the money because she was also being pursued by other people she owed.
She said she was in the company of one of her creditors and a friend when they got to Mwamba’s house in Avondale and that he ushered them into his house.
Ms Simate said tempers rose during the discussion on when Mwamba would pay back the money and that he was infuriated by her statement that ‘even his father did not want anything to do with his debt because he was a problem’.
“I followed Mwamba to his home… He got angry with me when I called him a liar. He asked me if I knew who he was and what he could do to me,” she said.
Ms Simate said tempers flared and that the two engaged in an altercation and that Mwamba advanced towards her during the argument and hit her in the face.
She said she fell to the floor and started bleeding from the mouth and nose.
Ms Simate said she reported the matter to Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police Station where she was given a medical report form, but the case was later transferred to Woodlands Police Station.
Mwamba is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The trial continues.