General Kanene strikes again

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Police in Lusaka have arrested musician General Kanene and charged him with Indecent assault.

In his latest in a long list of gender-based offenses, Kanene is accused of fondling a woman’s breasts and buttocks without her consent.

In 2014, Kanene whose real name is Clifford Dimba was convicted and handed an 18-year sentence for having sex with a minor. But President Edgar Lungu pardoned him after serving just one year of his sentence and named him his ambassador in the fight against GBV, sparking outrage among local and international activists. However, four days after his release Kanene was back to his old ways, beating up his wife and later assaulting another woman in a pub.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo today said Kanene, 32, committed his latest predatory act in a bar last week and was arrested yesterday.

“We received a report of indecent assault from a 26-year-old female of old Kanyama Compound in Lusaka that she was indecently assaulted by Clifford Dimba popularly known as General Kanene,”  Katongo said in a statement today.

“This was reported to have happened at a bar in Makeni Villa on 16th October, 2018 around 20:00 hours. It is alleged that the suspect repeatedly touched the victims breasts against her will as she was waiting for her food.

“The suspect was arrested yesterday and is detained in Police custody.”

 

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