Hubby fined for beating wife

MUTARE - A 26-year-old man has been slapped with a $100 fine for bashing his 18-year-old wife for refusing to engage in unprotected sex.

Witness Chibuwe, was convicted on his own plea of guilt when he appeared before magistrate Sekai Chiundura.

He was charged with contravening section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act as read with section 3 (1)(a).

The State alleged that Chibuwe attacked Sashar Salowa on April 7. The two are cohabiting as husband and wife.

Chibuwe allegedly flew into rage after Salowa refused to give in to his demand for unprotected sex, attacking her with a cooking stick and open hands several times on her head.

Fletcher Karombe was prosecuting.

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