Woman batters husband in Serenje for reporting home late


A 22-year-old taxi driver of Serenje is nursing wounds after being battered by his wife for going home late.

Darlington Bwalya is believed to have upset his 20-year-old wife Violet Ngandwe who assaulted him with an empty beer bottle for going home late.

This is according to Central Province police Commissioner David Chileshe, in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Chileshe explained that the wife then took the empty beer bottle and assaulted the husband.

Chileshe said the victim sustained a deep cut on his back and left hand due to the assault.

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“Brief facts were that the victim went home late after knocking off from work. When he reached home the wife asked him as to where he had been of which she got upset and a quarrel ensued,” he said.

Chileshe indicated that police had since launched investigations into the matter and have launched a manhunt to arrest Bwalya’s wife.

He said police had recorded a case of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and unlawful wounding.

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