MBEMBESI- A 44-year-old woman from Maqaqeni village in Ntabazinduna appeared in court last week on allegations of striking her five-year-old nephew with a hammer and a log before pulling his tongue using a pair of pliers, accusing him of bedwetting.
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Zodwa Tshuma was not asked to plead to the charge when she appeared before magistrate Victor Mpofu during a court circuit at Mbembesi last Wednesday.
The court remanded her on free bail to November 7 for trial.
Prosecutor Memory Ndlovu told the court that sometime in September this year, Tshuma struck her five-year-old nephew on the feet with a hammer and a log before pulling his tongue with a pair of pliers.
It is the State case that she accused the boy of bedwetting.
The matter came to light when other close family members reported her to police.
A medical report confirming the degree of the boy’s injuries is expected to be presented in court.