THE Lusaka High Court has set April 13 as judgement date in a matter in which Precious Longwe is charged with murdering her husband Lubinda Litebele.

Longwe this morning closed defense and her lawyer Osborne Ngoma is expected to file written submissions from witnesses on March 3 and the state will file its submissions on March 17.

Testifying before Judge Sharon Newa today, Precious’ father Alfonso Longwe testified that Lubinda abrogated the Chewa tradition when he called Precious’s mother at night to complain about marital problems saying he should have called his marriage counselor.

He claimed that the text message which Precious sent to Lubinda on the fateful night that he would pay for calling her parents over marital problems implied that he would be fined a chicken; according to the Chewa tradition.

He also told the court that his late son-in-law was unfaithful in his marriage as he had a child outside wedlock.

It is alleged that Precious, 31, on May 25, 2016 shot dead her husband after a dispute.

Precious is also appearing before the Lusaka Magistrate Court for theft of K200,000 from Banc ABC where she worked as a Customer Service Officer.