Reeves Malambo’s alleged killer Tsabu Benos today broke down after pleading not guilty to a murder charge before Lusaka High Court judge Gertrude Chawatama.
Benos is alleged to have stabbed Malambo in the back with a dagger after a dispute at her home in Ibex Hill on January 30, 2017.
When the case was called, Benos denied the charge whilst fighting back her tears.
But immediately afterwards, Benos, who is being represented by five lawyers from the Legal Aid Board and National Legal Aid Clinic for women, broke down.
The remorseful looking accused, who was clad in black with a brown wrapper wept for some time and as her fellow women murder accused whispered amongst themselves.
Trial has been set for Monday, September 11, 2017.
And appearing in the same court was 26-year-old Mirriam Mulenga who allegedly killed her two children after she gave them juice laced with a pesticide to drink.
Meanwhile, a Somali woman who is equally accused of poisoning her husband and the alleged killer of Zambian musician Frankis have pleaded not guilty to murder charges before judge Susan Wanjelani.
Amina Mohammed and Meya Namfukwe allegedly killed Mohammed Osman Adan and Francis Zimba respectively.
Anima had told police officers that her husband had committed suicide by hanging himself on a window using a chitenge but a postmortem report proved otherwise, a pesticide was detected while Namfukwe allegedly stabbed Francis Zimba during a dispute on November 8, 2016.
Earlier during the opening of the criminal session Mwembeshi correctional facility officer in charge Julius Phiri said 2,279 inmates where currently remanded in prison facilities in Lusaka.