Child thrasher sentenced to spend 3 years in jail
THE woman who thrashed a seven-year-old girl who was playing with her child has been sentenced to three years in a correctional facility.
Sebenzile Nkosi trashed the minor with a stick and landed her in hospital with a blocked eye and bruises.
Temazomba Dube was thrashed by her playmate’s mother around September after her playmate aged five cried.
The two minors were playing at an amateur day care centre at Mhlaleni in Matsapha when the two disagreed on something which ended with the five-year-old crying.
That child’s cry for help is said to have forced her mother to come running to enquire what the problem was.
The now frightened minors are said to have all pointed their fingers to Temazomba when they were questioned on why the five-yearold was crying.
The infuriated mother grabbed a stick and severely thrashed the girl, resulting to a bruised and blocked eye, bruises all over her body.
Yesterday, Nkosi appeared before the Manzini Magistrate’s Court and was given a E3 500 fine option. Nkosi has been held in the Mawelawela Correctional Services since September for the assault of the minor.
Meanwhile, Temazomba’s father Mabandla Dube said he was happy that her child’s attacker finally got what she deserved.
“Children always disagree when they play, but that does not give parents the right to interfere and beat other children,” Dube said.
The minor’s mother, Fikile Shabangu said her neighbour did not have any regrets and boasted about meeting in court.
“Her child is not left with injury marks like mine, the children were only playing and there was no need to beat her like this.
It will take a while before the bruises vanish completely from her body,” said Shabangu.