Man assaults wife over daughters’ love affairs


Sylvester Chiramba, Court Reporter
A MAN charged with domestic violence has said he assaulted his wife because she brought their child home from church having difficulties in speaking because of a prayer session that went wrong.

Busani Ndumiso Moyo (38) from Nkulumane suburb, Bulawayo was yesterday charged with one count of domestic violence.

The accused told the court that he assaulted his wife, Mrs Gift Moyo (36) because returned home from church with her daughter unable to speak because of a prayer session that went wrong.

However, his wife said she was assaulted because her husband suspected that two of their daughters one of whom is 13 years old were having love affairs.

The age of the other child was not given in court.

Moyo physically assaulted his wife using fists causing injuries to her face.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Western Commonage Court magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube fined Moyo $100. He will spend 90 days in prison if he fails to pay the fine.

Moyo’s wife said she had forgiven her husband and asked the magistrate to be lenient with him.

Mr Ncube condemned the use of force to solve problems.

“There is no justification for assault. Violence does not solve any relationship,” said the magistrate.

Prosecuting Mrs Memory Ndlovu said Moyo used force to punish his wife.

“On the first day of October at around 8PM the accused person and the complainant had a misunderstanding after the accused person suspected that their two daughters were having love affairs,” said Mrs Ndlovu. — @SlyCee10

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  • amateur panama vandal

    13 years, amabele asekhona kancane, yekelani bamuzeke!!

    • Tecla Zimuto

      Oh my gosh, it’s not looking good at all- you should have taken your anti-psychotic medication 7 hours ago..!!!!!

      • amateur panama vandal

        I’m not bothered at all by your response, you never understood what I said in the first place, no ZIMUTO name/surname whatever that is in Mthwakazi. Why do you come & crowd us in our Mthwakazi paper go to your Kwayedza & Herald, we won’t come.

      • amateur panama vandal

        You’re not mature enough for the relationship you say you want. Be single until you do know what you want.

    • Ras Makate (Mutunhu une Mago)

      I understood you perfectly, word for word, and I am sickened that you actually find time and the energy to write such poison on the website of a family paper such as this. Perhaps you do not have children of your own, if you do then you are very likely to be a very abusive parent who can auction his little daughter off for a crate of castle lite. Are you even a Zimbabwean for that matter, is there anything between your ears or is it just a hollow shell? Tecla has accurately assessed your mental health, you are a menace to society, and probably an embittered school dropout who has achieved nix in life so far.

      • amateur panama vandal

        My teacher said I was a lost cause, cause I used to roam them halls. I then dropped out of high school, skipped college and who woulda thought I’d make it Big. Now she hangs her head in shame every-time I drive by and see her by the bus stop, waiting to catch the Metro bus to work.