Man makes rare of­fer in court

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - NEWS - Grace Kaera­sora

AF­TER be­ing sen­tenced to 70 hours of un­paid so­cial duty for as­sault­ing a woman last week, a Chi­tung­wiza man of­fered to pay some­one to do his com­mu­nity ser­vice. The plea by Mas­ter Jaime (27) of Ward 5 Ny­at­sime saw Chi­tung­wiza mag­is­trate Ms Yeukai Chigodora giv­ing him an op­tion of a $100 fine. Jaime had been found guilty of as­sault­ing Gra­cious Makombe (28) of num­ber 44 Unit C, Seke and charged with as­sault as de­fined in Sec­tion 89 (1) of the Crim­i­nal Law (Cod­i­fi­ca­tion and Re­form) Act chap­ter 9:23.

Pros­e­cu­tor Farai Ka­tonha had told the court that, “On the 27th of May, at around 0600, Jaime went to Makombe’s house and upon en­ter­ing her room, said he wanted to have sex­ual in­ter­course with her and she re­fused.

“Jaime left and Makombe fol­lowed him to his house where she told the wife of the ac­cused of her hus­band’s shenani­gans.

“That is when Jaime in­ter­vened and started punch­ing Makombe on the face.”

Makombe suf­fered a swollen face from the as­sault.

She re­ported the case to the po­lice, lead­ing to Jaime’s ar­rest.

Upon be­ing sen­tenced to 70 hours com­mu­nity ser­vice, Jaime said, “Your honour, is it not pos­si­ble for some­one else to do my hours? There are (some) days that I will be con­duct­ing some deals.”

Mag­is­trate Chigodora then gave Jaime an op­tion of a fine.

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