Man Assaults Lover Over Affair With Own Father
19 November 2020
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By A Correspondent- A Bulawayo man who was facing charges of assaulting his ex-lover stunned a court when he defended himself saying he committed the crime after he suspected her of having a sexual relationship with his father-in-law.

Tatu Sibanda (45), a widower from Sidojiwe Flats located in the Donnington Industrial area made the claims before Bulawayo magistrate Amanda Ndlovu where he was charged with physical abuse as read with section 3 (1) (a) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.

Sibanda who pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-lover Sylvia Ncube (52) was convicted and fined of $5 000(or three months in prison).

In addition, three months imprisonment were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

In passing the sentence the magistrate took into consideration the fact that the accused didn’t waste the court’s time when he quickly pleaded guilty to the offence.

It was proved that on 1 November 2020, Ncube who also stays at Sidojiwe Flats went to her friend’s house where she met Sibanda. The court heard that when they met an argument ensued between the two parties over an undisclosed reason. At the height of the argument Sibanda lost his temper and assaulted Ncube with fists and a stick several times on the face.

The matter was reported to the police leading to Sibanda’s arrest and his subsequent appearance in court.

Sibanda, however, caused a rumpus in court when he defended his violent actions saying he committed the offence after he suspected that his former lover was bedding his father-in-law.