Stunner beats up wife


URBAN grooves musician Desmond “Stunner” Chideme (41) yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Evelyn Mushavakure to answer to charges of domestic violence after he reportedly assaulted his wife, Dione Tafirenyika.

He was remanded out of custody to May 11 for trial.

Allegations are that on April 10 at around 2am, Stunner was performing at a concept headlined by South African rapper Focalistic at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare.

After the performance, his wife allegedly went to the bathroom and Stunner is said to have followed, dragged her out of the toilet and demanded to see her cellphone.

After failing to get it, Stunner is alleged to have clapped her and damaged her fingers as he forcibly removed her artificial nails.

He is alleged to have slapped her several times while demanding that she hands over the cellphone.

Tafirenyika reported the matter at Harare Central Police Station, leading Stunner’s arrest.

Dzidzai Josiah prosecuted.

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