GBM batters wife
Central PF member of parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (inset) GBM on Sunday
battered his wife Chama (left) after a marital dispute.—The
Kasama Central PF member of
parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM on Sunday battered his
wife Chama after a marital dispute.
Mwamba beat up Chama at their
Kabulonga residence in Lusaka.
According to a medical report which Chama
obtained at Woodlands Police station in Lusaka dated September 5, 2010, she
sustained a cut on her forehead and general body pains.
alleged to have been used in the act. Beaten and assaulted by a known person,”
the report read in part.
On the same document, according to a Dr Lubaki
who examined her yesterday at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka dated
September 6, 2010, Chama sustained a cut on the face, bruises on the left and
right shoulder and bruises on the left eye.
A family member yesterday
narrated that GBM and Chama had been having marital problems and the latter had
asked Patriotic Front (PF) president Michael Sata to counsel her
The relative said after Sata counseled GBM over his marital
problems and told him to change his lifestyle, GBM was very furious with his
wife for embarrassing him in the eyes of his party president.
when GBM reached home, he started beating his wife with fists and she profusely
bled from the injuries.
The relative said GBM took Chama to Hilltop
Hospital within Lusaka and later took her to MKP TMS hospital in Lusaka’s
Kabulonga suburb until yesterday when she was temporarily taken to UTH for
further examination and signing of the medical report.
Chama with a
bandage wrapped around the upper part of her head arrived at UTH in the company
of several of her relatives about midday.
Upon seeing The Post
photojournalist as she walked out of the casualty ward exit door at UTH after
finishing the medical processes, Chama became jittery and screamed: “A
journalist! No!” while covering her head with her hand.
Chama hid her
swollen face behind her relatives.
She continually hid herself behind her
relatives until she was helped to board the car.
When they returned to
MKP TMS Hospital, Chama quickly disembarked and entered the hospital
A group of Chama’s angry relatives bitterly protested over
GBM’s conduct and his continued battering of their kin.
Perry Mwenso, said the family was offended with GBM’s conduct.
“I am very
offended and I feel very bad about the behaviour of my brother-in-law to beat
his wife like an animal. I can’t tolerate it,” a visibly upset Mwenso protested
in an interview.
“Why should someone beat his wife like that? Even if
there is something, they should be able to sit down and sort out the problems
and not to beat her like that. That we can’t take as a family. We are very upset
as the family.”
Another relative wondered why GBM beat Chama in that
manner in the presence of their children and grandchildren.
you seen a leader beating a grandmother like that? If you cannot lead your own
family, can you honestly aspire to become a leader in Zambia? No! We need
passionate leaders,” a female family member said.
Constant efforts to
contact GBM proved futile as his mobile phone went