Child thrasher sen­tenced to spend 3 years in jail

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Samkelisiwe Khoza Mba­bane

THE woman who thrashed a seven-year-old girl who was play­ing with her child has been sen­tenced to three years in a cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity.

Seben­zile Nkosi trashed the mi­nor with a stick and landed her in hos­pi­tal with a blocked eye and bruises.

Te­ma­zomba Dube was thrashed by her play­mate’s mother around Septem­ber af­ter her play­mate aged five cried.

The two mi­nors were play­ing at an am­a­teur day care cen­tre at Mh­laleni in Mat­sapha when the two dis­agreed on some­thing which ended with the five-year-old cry­ing.

That child’s cry for help is said to have forced her mother to come run­ning to en­quire what the prob­lem was.

The now fright­ened mi­nors are said to have all pointed their fin­gers to Te­ma­zomba when they were ques­tioned on why the five-yearold was cry­ing.

The in­fu­ri­ated mother grabbed a stick and se­verely thrashed the girl, re­sult­ing to a bruised and blocked eye, bruises all over her body.

Yes­ter­day, Nkosi ap­peared be­fore the Manzini Mag­is­trate’s Court and was given a E3 500 fine op­tion. Nkosi has been held in the Mawelawela Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices since Septem­ber for the as­sault of the mi­nor.


Mean­while, Te­ma­zomba’s father Ma­bandla Dube said he was happy that her child’s at­tacker fi­nally got what she de­served.

“Chil­dren al­ways dis­agree when they play, but that does not give par­ents the right to in­ter­fere and beat other chil­dren,” Dube said.

The mi­nor’s mother, Fik­ile Sha­bangu said her neigh­bour did not have any re­grets and boasted about meet­ing in court.

“Her child is not left with in­jury marks like mine, the chil­dren were only play­ing and there was no need to beat her like this.

It will take a while be­fore the bruises van­ish com­pletely from her body,” said Sha­bangu.

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