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» » Gutu man assaults wife for attending Zanu PF celebrations


Precila Takabvirakare

Tafadzwa Mufukidze (30) of Kandisai village under Chief Gutu recently appeared before magistrate Victor Mahamadi facing charges of assaulting his wife for attending Zanu PF election victory celebrations organised by Zanu PF youths.
He was facing charges of contravening Section 4 (1) of The Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16 'Physical Abuse'.
Mufukidze was sentenced to six months imprisonment, three of which were conditionally suspended and was asked to complete 105 hours of community service at Gona Primary School.
State facts as presented by Samuel Magobeya were that on August 21 at around 15:00 hrs, Josephine Chimwowa was at home when Mufukidze approached her.
Mufukidze started quarrelling demanding to know why she had followed him to Mpandawana bus terminus where the celebrations were being held when he had told her not to do so.
Mufukidze then assaulted Chimwowa with a stick several times all over the body and she sustained injuries on the mouth, chest and leg.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Mufukidze's arrest.local



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