General Kanene detained for touching victims’ breasts against her will

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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

Police in Lusaka have detained musician Clifford Dimba popularly known as general Kanene for alleged indecent Assault.

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Police spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development said Kanene 32 is alleged to have repeatedly touched the victims’ breasts against her will as she was waiting for her food.

Mrs. Katongo said the victim is a 26 year old female of old Kanyama Compound in Lusaka and the incident is reported to have happened at a bar in Makeni Villa on 16th October, 2018 around 20:00 hours.

She said the suspect was arrested yesterday and is detained in Police custody.

President Edgar Lungu in July 2015 pardoned Kanene, who was convicted in 2014 for defiling a 14 year old girl and sentenced to serve 18 years.

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He was pardoned after serving one year and was appointed as ambassador in the fight against gender-based violence in Zambia by the Head of State.

However, a week after his release from prison and despite his new role as an ambassador against gender violence, Kanene was charged with assaulting his wife.

Photographs of the woman’s swollen face and fractured hand were published in the media and her efforts to have him sent back to jail proved futile as he was released by Police at Kabwata Police Station in Lusaka.

In October, Dimba was again arrested and charged for assaulting another woman in a pub and was released on bail.

Lusaka Times

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