Man assaults mum, dad

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page -

A SILOBELA woman and her hus­band are ad­mit­ted at Silobela hos­pi­tal where they are nurs­ing in­juries af­ter their son turned against them for try­ing to stop him from as­sault­ing a ri­val.

Mrs Otil­lia Hla­ban­gani sus­tained se­ri­ous head in­juries while her hus­band Mr Cain Hla­ban­gani sus­tained a frac­tured limp af­ter their son James Hla­ban­gani as­saulted them with a log for try­ing to stop him from as­sault­ing Mr Mthulisi Nde­bele over an undis­closed mat­ter.

James was last week ar­raigned be­fore Kwekwe mag­is­trate Miss Vim­bai Mtukwa fac­ing phys­i­cal abuse charges.

He was not asked to plead and re­manded in cus­tody to 27 Septem­ber for trial. The State led by Mr Freddy Ndoro al­leged that on 9 Septem­ber, at around 6pm, James and Mr Nde­bele had a mis­un­der­stand­ing while at the Hla­ban­gani’s homestead.

The two were in­volved in shov­ing and push­ing re­sult­ing in James rush­ing into the kitchen and came back armed with a log in­tend­ing to use it to as­sault Nde­bele. His mother, dis­turbed by the noise, rushed to stop James who was about to at­tack Mr Nde­bele us­ing the log. This, how­ever, did not go down well with James who turned against his el­derly mother and at­tacked her all over the body with the log.

Dis­turbed by his wife’s screams for help, James’ fa­ther, Mr Hla­ban­gani rushed out and he too, was at­tacked us­ing the same log. Other vil­lagers ef­fected a cit­i­zen ar­rest on James be­fore hand­ing him over to the po­lice.

Mr and Mrs Hla­ban­gani were taken to hos­pi­tal where they are still ad­mit­ted.

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