UZ employee jailed 7 months for assault

A 34-YEAR-OLD University of Zimbabwe employee will spend an effective seven months in prison after he was convicted of brutally battering two sisters with a leather belt, accusing them of being prostitutes.

VIMBAI MARUFU
own correspondent

Nelson Mutombeni, who resides in Unit A, Seke, was convicted by Chitungwiza magistrate Lazarus Murendo on his own plea of guilty.

Mutombeni admitted assaulting the complainants, Charity (34) and Locadia Bhunya(38), accusing them of physically abusing his wife.

Circumstances are that on May 11 this year at around 7pm, the accused person, who resides at the same residence with the complainants, started insulting them.
Mutombeni accused the complainants of being prostitutes, but the two denied the allegations.

The court heard that this angered the accused who removed a leather belt from his trousers and thrashed the two sisters all over their bodies.

The irate Mutombeni also went on to collect a wooden bench and struck Locadia twice on her head.

Prosecutor Tendai Mukariri told the court that Mutombeni also kicked Charity twice on the leg after bashing her with the belt.

The two sisters made a police report and sought treatment at Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

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