Woman vi­o­lates daugh­ter-in-law

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Opinion/national News - Pa­tience Mut­siwi

A WOMAN from Zvisha­vane punched her daugh­ter-in-law’s pri­vate parts and in­serted her fin­gers in them, rup­tur­ing stitches that had been put when she gave birth days ear­lier.

Gares Sibanda (52) of Chief Ma­sunda in Zvisha­vane al­legedly got an­gry when she saw her daugh­terin-law, Ms Rumbidzai Msipa, dis­em­bark­ing from a ve­hi­cle she did not recog­nise at her homestead.

Sibanda pleaded guilty to ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault be­fore Zvisha­vane mag­is­trate Mr Peter Madiba and was re­manded to Septem­ber 21 for sen­tence.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mrs Mon­ica Muk­wenya told the court that on Septem­ber 3, Ms Msipa went to the hos­pi­tal for a re­view with her new born baby.

On her re­turn, she passed by her guardian’s house who then dropped her at her mother-in-law’s homestead where she was stay­ing.

“This did not go well with Sibanda who saw the car driv­ing away be­fore en­ter­ing her homestead.

“Msipa en­tered the gate and went to her bed­room hut,” said Mrs Muk­wenya.

She said Sibanda fol­lowed Ms Msipa and started shout­ing at her.

“She de­manded to in­spect the com­plainant’s pri­vate parts. Ac­cused forced com­plainant to spread her legs and punched her pri­vate part with a fist sev­eral times,” said Mrs Muk­wenya.

She said Sibanda in­serted four fin­gers into Ms Msipa’s pri­vates sev­eral times and or­dered her to move her waist “the same way she did when mak­ing love with her son.”

Mrs Muk­wenya said Sibanda tore su­tures which Ms Msipa had sus­tained af­ter giv­ing birth. She said Ms Msipa screamed for help and Sibanda shoved her fist in her mouth, loos­en­ing two teeth.

“The com­plainant bled and her pri­vate parts got swollen as a re­sult of Sibanda’s ac­tions. She is ad­mit­ted at Zvisha­vane District Hos­pi­tal,” said Mrs Muk­wenya.

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