Melody Baya, Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO woman brutally assaulted her sister’s six-year-old daughter after she found her having sex with her five-year-old son, a court heard.
Jennifer Mupasi, 24, of Emganwini suburb told Provincial Magistrate Abednico Ndebele that she found the girl having sex with her son.
The girl is still admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).
The girl’s mother lives in South Africa.
“I used a stick to hit her after I found her having sex with my son.
“I hit them both, she and my son,” said Mupasi.
She pleaded guilty to a charge of ill treatment of a child or neglect of children and young persons.
Mupasi was remanded in custody to January 20.
Ndebele said the trial would commence once the child was discharged from hospital.
The girl, who is still admitted in hospital, is said to have sustained severe injuries all over her body according to the medical report produced in court.
Prosecuting, Mufaro Mageza, told the court that sometime between January 1 and January 11, 2016, Mupasi used an unknown blunt object to beat up the girl.
On January 11 at around 3PM, police were tipped off about the assault, leading Mupasi’s arrest.
“The victim sustained swollen eyes, swollen nose, swollen lower and upper lip of the mouth, multiple bruises on the back and buttocks,” said Mageza.
The prosecutor said the girl was taken to the UBH for treatment and a medical report would be produced in court as an exhibit.