Beauty Katebe Phiri, the NGO leader who poured praises on president Edgar Lungu when he freed a convicted child defiler Clifford Dimba from jail has now condemned Kanene for battering his wife.
Katebe is the chairperson of the once respected Women’s Lobby Group. When all NGOS and right thinking citizens questioned Lungu’s motive and wisdom for freeing Kanee, Katebe said Kanene had reformed and said she would work with her. But now that Kanene has done what he knows best, which is abusing women, Katebe says Kanene deceived the correctional officer. What correctional officer? Kanene did not even serve enough time to qualify for parole but was freed because he sang a song praising Lungu.
ZAMBIA NATIONAL WOMEN’S LOBBY DISAPPOINTED BY GENERAL KANENE’S BEHAVIOUR.
For Immediate Release
The Zambia National Women’s Lobby is disappointed with Clifford Dimba for violently attacking his wife three days after being released from prison.
It has become apparent that Mr. Dimba deceived the correctional service into believing that he had reformed and was ready to contribute to society as a law abiding citizen when in fact not.
Mr. Dimba’s actions clearly show his lack of respect for women which should be condemned in the strongest terms. Mr Dimba has proved to all Zambians that he was not worthy of the prerogative of mercy extended to him by His Excellence President Edgar Lungu as he has not reformed.
We therefore urge Mr. Dimba’s wife to report the matter to police and allow the law to take its course.
We however remain optimistic that citizens who have been incarcerated can reform and therefore should be given an opportunity to prove themselves.
BEAUTY KATEBE (MS)
ZAMBIA NATIONAL WOMEN’S LOBBY BOARD CHAIRPERSON