A 28 years old woman of Chadiza jailed for wounding her husband with an axe

A 28 years old woman of Chadiza district has been sentenced to 2 and half years imprisonment with hard labour for unlawful wounding.
Facts before court were that Zonobia Phiri of Chilenga in Chief Mlolo’s area, on August 3rd, 2015, hacked her husband Raphael Banda with an axe 3 times on his head, living him unconscious.
Banda was only rescued by his relatives who rushed him to Chadiza District Hospital, where he was treated for the wounds he sustained.
In mitigation Phiri pleaded with the court to exercise lenience on her stating that she has two children and was looking after her aged mother who she said would suffer if she is sent to prison.
However, in passing judgment, Magistrate Fabian Likulunga said the offence Phiri committed was a serious one, adding that her aim was to kill the husband.
Phiri’s two and half years jail sentence took effect on Monday.

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