A nurse at Kitwe Central Hospital yesterday appeared in Kitwe Magistrate Court and narrated how she was beaten up by two men who had brought a patient at the hospital.
Appearing before Kitwe Magistrate Densen Muchaba, Cecilia Kalonga 29, narrated that on March 7, she was working on a night shift from Luapula ward when a patient died from the ward and she went to inform the doctor down stairs.
Ms Kalonga said on her way back from seeing the doctor, she came across a group of people who were shouting and insulting nurses who later turned on her threatening that they were going to beat her up.
She narrated that she later explained to them that she was not operating from the Out –Patient Department but they did not listen to her and later the two accused started beating her up accusing her of negligence.
She added that the two men punched her on the head, back and chest and threw away her wig and was only rescued by one of the two men’s relative.
Ms Kalonga further narrated that she sustained injuries and rushed to the security guard who reported the matter to the police who later arrested the two men.
And a witness who was working with Ms Kalonga in the same ward told the court that she heard noise downstairs and decided to call her colleague on her mobile phone but Ms Kalonga answered in between sobs and said she had been beaten by two men.
The two accused denied the assault charge slapped on them when they appeared for plea before Magistrate Muchaba who found them with a case to answer.
Particulars of the matter are that on March 7, 2012, Felix Mulenga, 25 and Silas Chintu, 32 of house number M65 Chamboli in Kitwe jointly and whilst acting together did assault Cecilia Kalonga 29 of house number 13 Geddis street Nkana East thereby causing occasioning bodily harm contrary to section 248 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Magistrate Muchaba has since set April 7, this year for commencement of trial on the accused.