Chief Siabuwa of Binga withdrew assault charges against Tlou Dube (17) who allegedly smashed an empty beer bottle across his face after he criticised the way she was dressed.
Speaking to The Chronilce, Chief Siabuwa (52) who is a teacher at Siabuwa Primary School, said he forgave Dube who is a Form Four student at Sinansengwe Secondary School Form, after he discovered that she is his niece and that she had shown remorse. Said Chief Siabuwa:
I got angry and approached her when she told her friend not to listen to me saying I was talking nonsense. My intention was to caution her as that’s my role as a teacher and Chief. Before I got to her, she picked an empty bottle and hit me below the left eye at close range. I drove to the police station and reported the assault leading to the girl’s arrest. I was shocked when we later met at the funeral of my mother who is her grandmother on the maternal side. She greeted me and I asked if she now realised who I was and she was remorseful hence I decided to withdraw the case.