By Kaungu Ndumba

THE Kafue Magistrates’ Court has convicted and sentenced a DJ to five years imprisonment with hard labour for assaulting a woman last year.

Chishimba Chibemba, 26 alias DJ Chi, was arrested on Tuesday after being on the run for seven months.

Chibemba of Nangongwe compound in Kafue ruthlessly beat up Nagad Saad before stripping her outside Gambinos Night Club in Kafue.

The video of the incident went viral on social media and attracted sharp criticism from members of the public, including women organisations.

And according to police, Chibemba was apprehended from Lusaka’s Madido area after a tip off from members of the public.

When the matter came up yesterday, Chibemba pleaded guilty to the charge and Kafue magistrate Masoja Mbewe convicted him upon his own admission.

Chibemba was then sentenced to five years with hard labour.