BULAWAYO, Tuesday, April 11, 1967 An African woman told Bulawayo Magistrate’sCourt yesterday her friend’s employer had hit her on the face with a sjambok when he found her in the servants’ quarters behind his house.Before Mr B Carpenter on a charge of assault with intent to do grievous body harm, was business man,Ebrahim Ismail.after evidence, the charge was reduced to one of common assault, to which Ismail pleaded guilty. He was fined 2 pounds or (four days).Elizabeth Sibanda told the court that Ismail had found her and another woman in his servants’ quarters on March 29.He beat the other woman about the legs with a sjambok as she ran out and then hit the complainant on the face, she said. She said this blow made a gash along the side of her left eye.Mr Lionel Konson(Joel Pincus and Konson), who appeared on behalf of Ismail, said it was possible the woman gashed her eye on the door as she ran out. The door opened inwards, he said, and his client had told the woman had disturbed the door as she left. DrArthur Milner, who inspected the wound said it was not the type caused by a blow from the middle of a sjambok. MrKonson then asked that the charge be reduced to common assault. He said his client admitted this charge. He has aimed a blow at the woman as she ran out of the door and did not know whether it had hit her or not, he said.