‘Drunken’ Elite High School head­mas­ter beats up wife

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

ELITE High School head­mas­ter, Nev­son Gonese (47), al­legedly beat the day­lights out of his wife af­ter he came home drunk and ac­cused her of hav­ing an ex­tra mar­i­tal af­fair with a city doc­tor.

Gonese, the court heard, lost his mar­bles when his wife Ms Ce­cilia Dube (37) re­ceived air­time from a Dr Nyabadza at around 11PM. It is al­leged that he punched and slapped Ms Dube and threat­ened to stab her with a knife. He al­legedly locked her out­side the house all night. Two days later they ar­gued again and he chased her around the house with a kitchen knife threat­en­ing to stab her. He had al­legedly ac­cused his wife of be­ing a “pros­ti­tute,” claim­ing that she was hav­ing an ex­tra mar­i­tal af­fair with the doc­tor.

Gonese has his wife to thank af­ter she spared him a prob­a­ble jail sen­tence af­ter she with­drew the phys­i­cal abuse charges.

The mat­ter was with­drawn be­fore Bulawayo mag­is­trate Mr Ti­nashe Tashaya on Tues­day.

“Your Wor­ship we have spo­ken this over with my hus­band and ev­ery­thing is back to nor­mal. I have for­given him and I be­lieve he won’t hit me again,” she said.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Nkat­hazo Dlodlo told the court that on Fri­day last week at around 11PM, a heated ar­gu­ment arose af­ter Dube re­ceived dol­lar air­time through Eco-cash.

“Ac­cused per­son came home drunk and ac­cused com­plainant of be­ing a pros­ti­tute. He went to the kitchen, got a knife and chased her around the house threat­en­ing to stab her.

“Two days ear­lier he had chased her from the house at night ac­cus­ing her of en­gag­ing in an ex­tra mar­i­tal af­fair. Com­plainant spent the night out­side af­ter he beat her up,” said Mr Dlodlo. — @ tan­nytkay

Min­is­ter Cain Math­ema

Nev­son Gonese

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