Man fined for wife abuse
1 February 2018
A MBARE man was fined $50 for assaulting his wife after she refused to serve him sadza.
Leornard Mlambo, 37, pleaded guilty to physical abuse charges when he appeared before Mbare magistrate Isabel Nyoni.
He was initially sentenced to serve 20 days in prison which were suspended on condition Mlambo pays $50 fine.
The State, represented by Cybil Makumborenga, proved that sometime early this year, the accused left the complainant Simbisai Hove without giving her money to buy food.
Mlambo returned home after a couple of days and demanded to be served sadza to which Hove told him that she did not prepare any food for him since he did not leave her money to buy food.
Mlambo accused Hove of lying to him about the food and he started assaulting her.
He punched her on her face and kicked her several times all over her body.
She lodged a complaint with the police leading to his arrest.
No visible injuries were sustained.