Hubby whacks wife over skimpy dress­ing

The Manica Post - - Weekender The - Tendai Guku­tikwa Week­ender Cor­re­spon­dent

FAIL­ING to con­trol his anger af­ter see­ing his wife dressed in a skimpy skirt and as­saulted her with a pot, earned a Zimunya man $50 fine.

Martin Bin­dura (37) of Gosho Vil­lage un­der Chief Zimunya ap­peared be­fore Mutare pro­vin­cial mag­is­trate, Mr Tendai Mabwe last week fac­ing phys­i­cal abuse charges as de­fined in Sec­tion 3 (1) (a) of the Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Act, Chapter 5:16. He pleaded guilty to the charge, claim­ing that his in­ten­tion was not to in­flict pain or in­jure his wife, but to dis­ci­pline her on her skimpy dress­ing.

In mit­i­ga­tion, Bin­dura told the court that his wife, Es­nath Boore (35) had dis­re­spected him by putting on a re­veal­ing dress which ex­posed her legs.

“Your Wor­ship, the way she was dressed was not ap­pro­pri­ate for a mar­ried woman, more so, one who stays in the ru­ral ar­eas. Af­ter I ad­vised her to re­move the short skirt and put some­thing else on, she told me that she would put on a very tight pair of trousers if she re­moved the miniskirt.

I asked her to cover her over-ex­posed legs with a cloth (Zam­bia), but she would not hear of it. She told me that her dress­ing was none of my busi­ness, yet I am her hus­band. I was an­gered by her dis­re­spect and I as­saulted her,” he said.

Bin­dura was sen­tenced to 50 days im­pris­on­ment, 30 of which were sus- pended for five years on con­di­tion of good be­hav­iour. The re­main­ing 20 days were wholly sus­pended on con­di­tion that he forks out a $50 fine.

On July 1, Bin­dura had an al­ter­ca­tion with Boore over her wear­ing of miniskirts. He as­saulted her with open hands sev­eral times on the face. He fur­ther took a pot and hit her once on her back. Boore sus­tained painful eyes and a swollen nose. Mr Fletcher Karombe rep­re­sented the State.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.