A 28-year-old woman of Ndola who allegedly cut off her estranged husband’s two toes for allegedly failing to provide financial and material support to their three children has pleaded not guilty to grievous bodily harm in the Ndola Magistrate’s Court.
In this case, Evelyn Nachalwe is charged with causing grievous bodily harm on Baton Banda, 35. It is alleged that on January 2 this year, in Ndola, at around 20:00 hours, along President’s Avenue, the two met and Nachalwe accused Mr Banda of not supporting their three children under her care since the separation.
After counter-accusations, the woman allegedly reached for her handbag, removed an axe and charged towards Mr Banda and cut off two toes from his left foot. Nachalwe later handed herself to Ndola Central Police Station and minutes later some ‘Good Samaritans’ brought an injured Mr Banda, who reported that he had been wounded by his wife.
When the matter came up yesterday before Ndola chief resident magistrate John Mbuzi, Nachalwe denied the charge. Magistrate Mbuzi also granted her bail in the sum of K5,000 in her own recognisance, with two working sureties in the sum of K50,000 each.
He adjourned the matter to January 22 for commencement of trial. Wife denies chopping hubby’s toes