Woman’s eye bit­ten for lock­ing brother out

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Court reporter

A 26-YEAR-OLD Bu­l­awayo man has been ar­raigned for at­tack­ing his sis­ter and bit­ing her on the eye af­ter she re­fused to open the door for him at night.

Chrispen Ncube of Gwa­ba­landa sub­urb ap­peared be­fore Western Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu charged with do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. He pleaded guilty and was re­manded out of cus­tody to Fri­day for sen­tence.

Prose­cut­ing, Ms Sibekithemba Dube said on Sun­day at around mid­night, Ncube as­saulted his 29-year-old sis­ter, Christine Ncube.

“On Novem­ber 5, 2016 at around 11:30 PM, the ac­cused per­son got to his home and knocked on the door. The com­plainant ad­vised him to go to the back door so that their cousin opens for him,” she said.

Ms Dube said Ncube en­tered armed with a brick. He al­legedly used it to break the spare bed­room win­dow where his sis­ter was sleep­ing.

Ms Dube said Ncube en­tered his sis­ter’s bed­room through the win­dow and at­tacked her.

“He punched her on the face and bit her once on the right eye. Christine fled into their fa­ther’s bed­room. Their fa­ther held Chrispen, al­low­ing Christine to es­cape and hide out­side the house,” she said.

Christine sus­tained a swollen face and injured eye as a re­sult of the at­tack. She did not seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion. —@andile_t­shuma

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