Man (34) up for bash­ing ‘un­faith­ful’ older lover (56)

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Tanaka Mrewa

A MAN from Cow­dray Park sub­urb in Bu­l­awayo who is co­hab­it­ing with a “su­gar mama” beat the day lights out of her af­ter she spent a night with an­other man in their house.

A court yes­ter­day heard how Nh­lanhla Moyo (34) got home early in the morn­ing on Au­gust 1 this year to find Ms Su­san Maphala (56) with an­other man in the house.

Moyo pleaded guilty to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charge for as­sault­ing Ms Maphala with an empty beer bot­tle be­fore hit­ting her with a brick and pots, caus­ing her to sus­tain cuts on her hand, leg and head.

Western Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Mr Steven Ndhlovu chided Moyo for liv­ing with a “granny.”

“You’re still young Moyo. This woman is 22 years older than you. She prob­a­bly started hav­ing boyfriends be­fore you were even born. She is old enough to be your mother any­way.

“Such be­hav­iour will get you into trou­ble in the fu­ture. You have to stop this and try to find some­one your age,” said Mr Ndhlovu as he handed Moyo a 14 months jail sen­tence.

He sus­pended four months for five years on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour while a fur­ther 10 months were com­muted to 490 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice at Mahlathini Pri­mary School in Cow­dray Park.

In his de­fence, Moyo said: “Your Wor­ship I got an­gry at what I came home to. I was drunk at that time so I lost con­trol of my­self.”

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Ken­neth Shava told the court that Moyo got home at 7AM and found his girl­friend in the com­pany of an­other man who had spent the night at their house.

“Ac­cused per­son got an­gry about the vis­i­tor so he as­saulted com­plainant with a bot­tle on the hand, leg and head caus­ing her to sus­tain mi­nor cuts.

“He went on to as­sault her with a brick and pots sev­eral times all over the body,” said Mr Shava.

The re­la­tion­ship be­tween the other man and Ms Maphala was not fully dis­closed in court but he was only re­ferred to as a vis­i­tor.— @tan­nytkay.

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