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Darlington Kanyongo

ZVISHAVANE
- Moses Runguza, of F19B Kandodo, a security guard at Shabanie Mine recently appeared before resident magistrate Archie Wochiunga facing charges of domestic violence in terms of physical of abuse as defined in Section 4 as read with Section 3 (1)(a) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.
It was the State’s case that on October 19 at around 23:15 hrs, Runguza (57) came from work drunk and started shouting at his wife Mirika Runguza (47) alleging he was not the father to their son Robert.
When the wife asked why he was saying that, he became violent and started hitting her with fists on her cheeks and threatened to kill her using a machete.
The complainant later managed to escape and report the matter to the police, leading to the accused’s arrest.
When he was asked why he committed the crime, he simply told the court that he was very drunk and some friends of him were whispering that the son was not his.
He was ordered to pay a fine of $40 before November 30, lest he be taken to prison for 15 days.


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