General Kanene slapped 15 years imprisonment

General Kanene boarding into a prison truck

General Kanene boarding into a prison truck

A Lusaka High Court has sentenced Zambian popular Musician Cliford Dimba alias General Kanene to 15 years in prison with hard labour in the case he was convicted of defiling a minor.

On Tuesday, a Lusaka Magistrate convicted General Kanene for having defiled a girl alleged to be aged 13 years old contrary to the laws of Zambia. He was detained while his sentencing was referred to the High Court.

The maximum sentencing by Magistrate Court is five years but the minimum sentence for a defilement case is 15 years.

In his defence General Kanene said the girl had told him that she was 18 years old.

The case attracted alot of interest from Women None Governmental Organizations. The NGOCC on Wednesday applauded the Court for convicting the Zambian Musician.