Wednesday, 22 June 2016

TEEN BEATS UP MUM AND HER LOVER

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy from Mvuma was yesterday handed a two-year wholly suspended sentence for assaulting his mother and her lover.


A court heard how the teenager went haywire when his mother started co-habiting with her lover after his father went to prison.

He pelted his mother with stones, accusing her of being a “heartless witch” before beating up his mother’s lover when he tried to intervene.

The teenager pleaded guilty to assault before Mvuma Magistrate Ms Vimbai Makora.

He was handed a two-year wholly suspended sentence for the next four years on condition of good behaviour. The teenager told the court that he was very angry about what his mother did during the period his father was in jail.

“Your Worship I want to apologise to my mother for what I did. I was angry because she left me alone at home, going to another man after my father was sent to prison for theft,” said the boy.

Prosecuting, Mr Michael Kazomba told the court that on June 8 this year, the teen visited his mother at her lodgings in Mvuma.

Mr Kazomba said without greeting her, the teenager started shouting at her accusing her of witchcraft and being heartless.

“The complainant denied the accusations of witchcraft and as the accused was leaving, he picked two stones and struck the complainant on the right side rib and on the left elbow.

“The complainant’s boyfriend heard the noise and rushed to the scene. The accused turned on him and battered him with a log. The two sustained injuries and reported the matter to the police,” said Mr Kazomba.
He said the boy handed himself over to Mvuma police on the same day.


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