General Kanene gets18-years for defilement

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•CONTROVERSIAL singer Clifford Dimba popularly known as ‘General’ Kanene gets on a prison truck (Kasalanga) after he was found guilty of defilement by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court yesterday. (Insert Above) Kanene before his conviction while his wife (below) carrying their child breaks down. Pictures by CLEVER ZULU
•CONTROVERSIAL singer Clifford Dimba popularly known as ‘General’ Kanene gets on a prison truck (Kasalanga) after he was found guilty of defilement by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court yesterday. (Insert Above) Kanene before his conviction while his wife (below) carrying their child breaks down. Pictures by CLEVER ZULU

The Lusaka High Court has sentenced Musician Clifford Dimba, alias ‘General Kanene’, to 18-years imprisonment with hard labour after being convicted for defiling an underage girl.

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High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga sent Dimba, 26, to jail when the matter came up for sentencing this morning.

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Judge Mchenga in sentencing Kanene noted the increase in cases of child defilement and hopes the sentencing of Kanene will serve as a deterrent to would be perpetrators.

He said he was satisfied with the decision of the Magistrate court which convicted Dimba of the offence.

The minimum sentence for defilement is 15 years imprisonment while the maximum is life imprisonment.

Lusaka magistrate Rodgers Kaoma convicted the musician, after he found him guilty of defiling a named Grade 7 pupil of Kamwala South Township

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