A man who was angry that his sister’s bride price had not been paid was brought to court where he pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting and seriously injuring the elderly go-between (munyai).
Magistrate Caroline Tafira slapped Makuzha Takasiiwa (24), of Village 6 under Chief Budzi, with five months in prison with an option to pay a fine of US$250.
The State, led by Japhet Mapakame, convinced the court that on February 17, Takasiiwa assaulted Enock Makaya (70), who resides in Makondo village, for failing to go and demand bride price from the in-laws of Takasiiwa’s sister.
The accused had approached the complainant at his homestead and demanded to know why he had not gone to demand lobola from the in-laws.
A misunderstanding arose between the two, with Takasiiwa striking the complainant with booted feet three times on the ribs and once on the left cheek, once on the mouth and once on the forehead.
He also picked a stool which he used to strike the complainant several times on the head. tell zim