Man fails to pay compensation for bedding in-law

BINGA — A Binga man, convicted of sleeping with his brother’s wife, is on the run after he allegedly defaulted on paying compensation to his sibling as ordered by a local chief.

REPORT BY SILAS NKALA

Justin Mwinde (35) of Siansali, Kariangwe village in Binga, was last week remanded out of custody and advised to bring his brother to court to confirm that he had settled the payment after he had told the court that he paid his brother as ordered by the local chief.

Yesterday, Justin was due in court to be sentenced on contempt of court charges. However, he failed to turn up, prompting the court to issue a warrant of arrest against him.

Chief Siansali earlier ordered Justin to compensate his brother, Daimon, with two beasts and $100, after he found him guilty of being intimate with his sibling’s wife.

Justin only paid $50 and defaulted on paying the remainder and the two beasts.

This then prompted the brother to report the matter to the police, leading to his arrest.

Justin last month pleaded guilty to contempt of court charges when he appeared before Binga resident magistrate Stephen Ndlovu.

The magistrate convicted him and ordered that he settle the payment before September 2 as had been ordered by the chief.

On September 2, Mwinde told the court that he had settled the payment, prompting the court to order him to bring his brother to court to confirm the payment.

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