In a statement, Thursday, Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo disclosed that the incident happened around 20:00 hours on October 16.
“We received a report of Indecent Assault from a 26 year old female of old Kanyama Compound in Lusaka that she was indecently assaulted by Clifford Dimba popularly known as general Kanene. This is reported to have happened at a bar in Makeni Villa on 16th October, 2018 around 20:00 hours. It is alleged that the suspect repeatedly touched the victims breasts against her will as she was waiting for her food. The suspect was arrested yesterday and is detained in Police custody,” stated Katongo.
Kanene, 32 of Misisi Compound, is notorious for perpetrating gender based violence. In 2015, President Edgar Lungu appointed him ambassador against the vice, sparking outrage from both International and local bodies.
In 2016, the Head of State yielded to public outcry and revoked Kanene’s appointment.