Bu­l­awayo pas­tor beats up wife

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Michelle Gwizi

A PAS­TOR at a Bu­l­awayo church ap­peared in court yes­ter­day for as­sault­ing his wife who had been brought home by a man whom she re­ferred to as “malume”.

Dou­glas Sibanda (46), a pas­tor at Fam­ily Covenant Church ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate Ms Ade­laide Mbeure who re­manded him to to­mor­row for sen­tence.

He pleaded guilty to an as­sault charge for beat­ing up his wife Mrs Yvonne Sibanda (45).

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Mu­faro Mageza said the as­sault oc­curred last month in Tre­nance sub­urb where the cou­ple lives.

“Al­le­ga­tions are that on De­cem­ber 22 last year at around 11PM Mrs Sibanda was of­fered a lift to her house by a male per­son she calls ‘malume’ (un­cle).

“When she was about to dropped off, Sibanda charged to­wards the car and started as­sault­ing her while she was in­side. He then pulled her out of the ve­hi­cle with her hair and she fell down and as­saulted her with fists on her face and head sev­eral times.

“‘Malume’ came out of the car ap­proach­ing Sibanda so he could re­strain him from beat­ing Mrs Sibanda and Mr Sibanda then fled from the scene,” he said.

“His wife pro­ceeded to the po­lice in com­pany of the un­cle. They re­ported the mat­ter at Bu­l­awayo Cen­tral Po­lice Sta­tion, lead­ing to Sibanda’s ar­rest.”

The court heard Sibanda did not state the rea­sons for as­sault­ing his wife.

Mrs Sibanda sus­tained painful jaws, and a se­vere headache from the as­sault.

She was med­i­cally ex­am­ined and the med­i­cal af­fi­davit was pre­sented in court as ex­hibit. — @gwiz­i_n.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.