37-year-old Zambian woman, Given Chilufya, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for attempting to cut off her husband’s penis while he was asleep earlier this month
The court heard that 43-year-old, Jimmy Ngulube, from Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia, woke up at midnight on August 4 with a sharp pain in his groin and saw his wife standing over him with a bloody knife, threatening to kill him.
Before they went to bed, Chilufya had accused her husband of cheating on her and this led to a blazing row. She had then woken up in the night and decided to take her revenge.
Ngulube called his brother who took him to the hospital where doctors managed to repair the worst of the damage in his penis.
Local police were also notified and Chilufya was taken into custody.
Kapiri Mposhi Resident Magistrate Arnold Kasongamulilo, on Friday August 26, sentenced Chilufya to three years behind bars for unlawfully wounding her husband.
Chilufya begged the court for leniency, but the magistrate maintained that by attacking and wounding her husband as she did, she had shown clear intent to kill him.