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Drama As Barber Attacks Wife For Not Singing At A Funeral

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There was drama after a man from Mzilikazi suburb attacked his wife as punishment for not singing at a funeral.

The State represented by Owen Mugari said Mhlanga, a barber, and his wife Sikhulekile Moyo, 40, were coming from a funeral in the same suburb on Sunday evening when he asked her why she was not singing at the funeral.

A misunderstanding ensued leading to Mhlanga assaulting his wife. Moyo who did not suffer any injuries reported the matter to the police resulting in Mhlanga’s arrest.

Lucas Mhlanga (39) of the Mzilikazi suburb pleaded guilty to assault charges when he appeared before Bulawayo Magistrate Mrs. Nomagugu Maphosa on Monday.

The woman brought an affidavit to court intending to withdraw the matter saying she had forgiven him as Mhlanga had promised not to assault her again.

Mhlanga blamed alcohol for his actions pleaded for the court to be lenient.

The presiding magistrate said the court considers the fact that the complainant had rendered an affidavit intending to withdraw the case and that she was the accused person’s wife and the couple has a child who is a minor.

Reports indicates that Mhlanga was ordered to pay $5 000 by May 30 or spend 60 days in prison.

In other news, iHarare had reported that a former police officer who was stationed at Chiredzi Central Police Station was last week slapped with a 33-year jail term by Chiredzi Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu after being found guilty on three counts of armed robbery.

Magistrate Zuyu said there was enough evidence to prove that the accused Taurai Mujatiwa, 33, was guilty.

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