Sharon Macheso's hubby fined $200

HARARE - Kudakwashe Munetsi, pictured, the estranged husband of Sharon Macheso, was yesterday fined for domestic violence.

Munetsi, who pummeled Sharon during a domestic altercation, was fined $200 or four months in prison after he was found guilty by regional magistrate Takunda Mtetwa.

Mtetwa also wholly suspended two months on condition he does not commit a similar offence within the next five years.

In passing sentence, Mtetwa said Munetsi and Sharon’s marriage lacked proper guidance and counselling, which made the honeymoon phase end too soon.

Considering that there were two lawyers involved in the case, Charles Chikore and Norman Mugiya, they would have advised the two and made headway in reconciliation, Mtetwa said.

“The whole marriage lacked maturity, genuine love and was marred by extensive media coverage from the onset,” Mtetwa said.

He said it was normal for new marriages to have problems but they should have at least brought the two together.

The marriage lacked ingredients for a good relationship.

In mitigation, Munetsi, through his defence counsel Chikore, said he was stressed with the whole case considering that it was getting a lot of media coverage.

He still disputed Sharon’s pregnancy. He said he would like to take full responsibility of the child whether he is gainfully employed or not.

“We (Chikore and Mugiya) had set up a meeting to engage Munetsi and his in-laws to resolve the matter but the Machesos refused saying they wanted him to be convicted,” Chikore said.

He added that Munetsi had showed remorse in trying to reconcile with his wife but he was given a cold shoulder.


Comments (6)

I though we have always been told that Shonas know how to love women? Mara whats happening?

Phunyukabemphethe - 12 November 2014

@ Phunyukabemphethe was that neccessary???? pity on u idiot tribalist!! go back to stone age era where you'l find your seat still reserved for u

taka - 12 November 2014

Marriages, weddings and honeymoons have actually lost their meaning. Why go to the pains of fooling yourselves by conducting useless white weddings and going on honeymoon knowing fully well kuti basa makapedzana kare, if not from grade 7? sometimes i blame friends, peers, families and society at large by putting unnecessary pressure on young adults to wed when they do not even value it?

bamboozzzooled - 12 November 2014

muchato unonakidza kana mese muchitangira penyu mega. kutanga kutsvaga imba yekugara. masofa nemidziyo yekushandisa mumba imomo. kana mukaitanga nezvinhu zvekupihwa munogona kutadza to appreciate those blessings. vana ava vakapihwa imba perhaps including many other essentials. it would help if parents allowed thier children to grow at their own pace.

pastor - 12 November 2014

@ Phunyuka Ndebele women always say that Shona men take care of their wives! I'm not a tribalist, I am Ndebele I never had a Ndebele girlfriend, just Shona!!! But we are always told Shona guys dont beat women, because with us, iyakhala induku shame!

Nduna - 12 November 2014

@taka But why is the mere restating of a common view held by some in Zim, and regularly stated in public fora tribalistic? By the way, in Zim, its always taboo to confront realities. I see; now I understand. We all should always pretend that there are no negative things happening in Zim; and we all would be happy ever after. I apologise - from now on, I will also try to pretend; though its not always easy for me.

Phunyukabemphethe - 13 November 2014

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