KADOMA — An attested Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) member has been fined for bashing his lover following a dispute over their child’s upkeep.
Kenneth Dube (32), a corporal in the ZNA, of Waverly, Kadoma, appeared before magistrate Takudzwa Gwazemba facing charges of physical abuse.
He was fined $100 or spend 15 days in jail.
The State, led by Charles Muchemwa, established that on September 22 this year, the complainant, Esineri Jenje (35), who is the accused’s lover, went to Dube’s place to discuss their minor child’s welfare following Dube’s non-committal to fend for his offspring.
The visit angered Dube who proceeded to manhandle the complainant before violently knocking her against the wall, resulting in her suffering injuries on her right elbow, the court heard.
The complainant was rushed to Kadoma General Hospital where she was treated and discharged.
A report was made to the police, leading to the accused’s arrest.