The Ndola High Court has convicted a 23 year old woman for manslaughter after she pleaded guilty of causing the death of her boyfriend by hitting him with a black label beer bottle in a bar.
In this matter, Tamara Tembo 23, was initially charged with murder but the state made an application to substitute it with manslaughter.
Particulars are that on March 16, 2021 in Ndola, Tembo murdered Luo Chirwa 33 after hitting him with the said bottle.
When the matter came up, State Advocate Innocent Kamunga applied that the charge by substituted.
“My Lord, this matter came up for trial today, but before we proceed, we have an application to make. Our application is to substitute the charge from murder to manslaughter. The particulars should now read that on dates between 16 March and 19 March 2021 in Ndola, Tembo by unlawful act did cause the death of Luo Chirwa,” Kamunga applied.
After the charge was read for her, Tembo pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
“On 16 March at about 22:00 hours, Tamara Tembo was at Sara’s bar in Masala drinking beer, and Chirwa was at the time her boyfriend. The now deceased (Chirwa) requested her (Tembo) to go with him but she refused and later pushed the deceased and hit him with a black label beer bottle on the head.
The deceased was rushed to Ndola Teaching Hospital and later died. The cause of death was head injuries,” Kamunga stated the facts in brief.
Ndola High Court Judge Daniel Musonda convicted Tembo after she upon her admission.
Judge Musonda then adjourned the matter to Friday 5 November, 2021 for sentencing.