UBH nurse in fight over $2

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/feature - Tanaka Mrewa Court Re­porter

A NURSE at the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals (UBH) has ap­peared in court for al­legedly as­sault­ing her neigh­bour who had failed to set­tle a $2 debt for some chick­ens.

Dwyili Non­tathu (45) of Ma­hat­shula sub­urb ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate Miss Eve­lyn Mashavakure fac­ing an as­sault charge.

She told the mag­is­trate that she did not beat up Siza­lobuhle Dube (33), but they fought.

“Your Wor­ship I did not as­sault Dube, we fought. This woman owes me money from eight months ago. I asked her po­litely when she would set­tle the debt but she in­sulted me us­ing foul words that I can’t even re­peat in this court. I was some dis­tance away when she in­sulted me so I drew closer to her, that’s when the fight broke out,” said Non­tathu.

Miss Mashavakure re­manded Non­tathu out of cus­tody to Septem­ber 1.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Nkat­hazo Dlodlo told the court that Non­tathu and Dube live in the same neigh­bour­hood.

He said there was a mis­un­der­stand­ing be­tween Non­tathu and her neigh­bour af­ter she went to ask for her money.

“Ac­cused grabbed com­plainant by the col­lar and slapped her. She pushed the com­plainant to the ground and sat on top of her. Ac­cused con­tin­ued to as­sault com­plainant with fists all over her body but she did not sus­tain any se­ri­ous in­juries,” said Mr Dlodlo.

In a state­ment, Dube said Non­tathu also hit her against a wall.

“I told her I knew about the bal­ance that I owe her, but she as­saulted me all the same. When she grabbed me by the col­lar she pushed against a wall. She left me ly­ing on the ground and went into my house and took a bucket. I fol­lowed her and took back my bucket then I went to the po­lice sta­tion to make a re­port,” read the state­ment. — @tan­nytkay.

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