WOMEN for Change (WFC) executive director Lumba Siyanga has urged couples not to be ashamed to seek help when facing marital problems, saying disputes should be settled without causing harm to one’s partner.
Police have formally charged Anna Monta, 30, with murder, for allegedly killing her husband.
Kitwe businessman Richard Chileshe popularly known as Chile 1 was allegedly shot dead by his wife, Monta, after a quarrel.
Commenting on this in an interview, Siyanga called on communities to be vigilant by reporting suspected violence, instead of just watching until someone was killed.
“We condemn gender-based violence regardless of who [is involved]. Marital disputes should be settled without causing harm to one’s partner. We want justice to prevail for the deceased. Couples should not be ashamed to seek help when facing marital problems. Communities should not just watch till someone is killed but be vigilant by reporting suspected violence,” said Siyanga.
Copperbelt Province police commanding officer Sharon Zulu confirmed the shooting of Chileshe, Saturday morning.
Zulu said the incident occurred around 01:00 hours when the deceased went home and later picked up a quarrel with his wife and in the process, was shot at.
The couple resided at house number 26 Nzozi street, Riverside in Kitwe.