THE Lusaka High Court has set April 9 for hearing a case in which Zambia Association of Musicians president Njoya Tembo’s wife Brenda appealed the five-year jail term slapped on her for assaulting her 13-year-old niece.
Lusaka senior resident magistrate Greenwell Malumani on January 30 convicted Brenda of assault on a child after the prosecutions proved that she savagely attacked her niece who is a double orphan and severely beat her up with a cooking stick for using a pressing iron which she was not allowed to use.
The incident happened on October 26, 2016.
The appeal will be determined by judge Mwila Chitabo.
In her grounds of appeal, Brenda argued that magistrate Malumani misdirected himself in law and fact when he found that the injuries which her niece sustained were a result of being beaten with a cooking stick when the alleged weapon was not produced in court.