Articles tagged 'domestic violence'

Hooker up for throwing client from 3rd floor 27 April 2018 HARARE - A prostitute residing in the Avenues area of Harare reportedly threw an elderly man through her third floor window following a dispute over payment for sexual services rendered, a court heard yesterday. Abigail Chingwaru, 28, who resides at Hamilton Heights corner Mazowe Street and He...
Duo arrested for beating up pregnant woman 24 April 2018 HARARE - Two Harare women were hauled before the courts after allegedly attacking a pregnant woman and causing her miscarriage. Irene Musoko, 35, and Pamela Raphael, 31, of Makomo in Epworth were released on $50 bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura charged with n...
'Ousted Mugabe: A broken old man' 15 April 2018 HARARE - Shocking claims have emerged that although ousted former president  Robert Mugabe (pictured) was a much-feared leader both at home and abroad, even in  his dotage, he was allegedly a “helpless” victim of domestic abuse by  his volatile wife Grace by the time he fell from power. Althou...
Man bashes wife over pumpkin leaves 1 February 2018 HARARE - A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted of physical abuse after he bashed his 53-year-old wife for harvesting pumpkin leaves against his advice. Charles Sigauke, of Yeovil Extension, was convicted after a full trial by magistrate Lazarus Murendo. He awaits sentencing. [GoogleAd] ...
Soul Jah Love goes beserk, assaults wife Bounty Lisa 18 January 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love went berserk on Tuesday and assaulted his wife Bounty Lisa, alleging she had been impregnated by a city drug dealer. Bounty Lisa, who is nursing injuries on her face and elsewhere on her body, told the Daily News at her father's home in Kuwadzana 5,Hara...
Zim women endure harassment: Survey 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is the fifth among 10 countries surveyed where women endure public harassment ranging from staring, insults and wolf-whistling to being followed, groped or even raped, a survey by the charity ActionAid UK has revealed. The report comes at a time when the world is marking 16 D...
Gary Tight in court for domestic violence 27 May 2017 HARARE - Afro-fusion artiste Gary ''Tight'' Muponda — the son of popular musician Willom Tight — was yesterday hauled before the courts for allegedly bashing his wife after she found him with a girlfriend. The 22-year-old artiste, who appeared before Harare magistrate Annia Ndiraya – represent...
Woman up for hiring hit man to kill lover's wife 26 May 2017 HARARE - A woman tried to hire a hitman to kill her lover's wife, a court has heard. Judith Makwara appeared before Harare regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda yesterday facing allegations of conspiracy to commit murder. Makwara is a congregant at Lead International Ministry and is suspected o...
Wife attacks hubby's lover 6 May 2017 HARARE - A Mt Hampden woman was struck with a hoe by her boyfriend's wife after confronting her about becoming a second wife to her husband. Pauline Sinjani, 33, appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chimboza and was remanded in custody as she faces a third schedule offence. The complain...
'Man strikes wife with axe' 3 May 2017 HARARE - An Epworth man has been dragged to court after he allegedly locked his wife up before striking her with an axe after finding her with a male workmate in their matrimonial house. John Nyadzombe, 31, of Belapezi Farm, was denied bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Chim...
Zanu PF councillor bashes wife over sex 24 April 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF councillor for Chegutu ward 4 Stanley Banda has been fined $400 by a Chegutu magistrate after he was found guilty of bashing his wife for refusing him sex. Banda, 45, was convicted on his own plea of guilty. He was being charged with domestic violence “physical abuse” as de...
Domestic violence trails women, girls 11 December 2016 HARARE - Pamela Phiri,47, and Dorika Banzi, 53, were lucky to be released from serving 20 and 17-year sentences respectively for murdering their husbands. Phiri, a teacher by profession had hacked her husband while Banzi slit the throat of her live-in lover with a fish paring knife. The two...
Lawyer sentenced 4 years for bashing girlfriend 24 August 2016 HARARE - A Harare lawyer was on Monday slapped with a four-year jail sentence after he bashed his pregnant girlfriend until she suffered a miscarriage. Emmanuel Samundombe, who ran a law firm in Eastlea, Harare, pleaded guilty to assault when he appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwand...
Domestic violence scourge hits Chipinge 24 April 2016 HARARE - Tsenekai Mabika was butchered by her husband Kudzai Ndongwe after a heated argument. The loving mother, as her family would like her to be known, came from Mbeure Village in Chipinge. She had two children aged five and two. She had strong family support. She was loved. Mabika died ...
Brother 'bashes' sister, 47, over lover 20 April 2016 MUTARE - A 46-year-old Sakubva man has been brought before a magistrate here for assaulting his unmarried 47-year-old sister. Stanley Mazwiembiri of Sakubva denied the assault charges when he appeared before magistrate Sekai Chiundura. He was released on free bail. He was ordered to return ...
Report domestic abuse 28 May 2014 EDITOR — It is sad to note that cases of domestic violence are skyrocketing. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging t...
My son harasses me: Mum 28 April 2014 HARARE - A woman is seeking protection from her son and daughter-in-law claiming they harass and insult her regularly. Anna Vhono said her son, Andrew, scolds her while her daughter-in-law, Irene Antonio, does not treat her with the respect she deserves as a mother-in-law. Vhono on Friday t...
Granny axes hubby over sex 23 April 2014 GUTU - A grandmother here hacked her husband to death with an axe last week after he accused her of starving him of his conjugal rights. Rosemary Chivhanganye, 52, appeared before Gutu magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini facing murder charges. Chivhanganye is accused of fatally axing her husband Sh...
Wife scalds hubby with cooking oil 23 April 2014 HARARE - An Epworth woman is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly scalded her husband with hot cooking oil following an altercation over infidelity. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe asked the 21-year-old woman Grace Muchawa to apply for bail at the High Court. Muchawa is accuse...
Hubby finds teen gardener bedding wife 19 April 2014 BULAWAYO - A Pumula man was arrested on Wednesday for axing his 19-year-old gardener Mncedisi Sibindi after catching him in bed with his wife. In a police statement, Patrick Mbedzi, 48, said his wife Bridget Ndlovu was having an affair with Sibindi and he had caught them pants down in his bedr...
Disabled man divorced over sex 17 April 2014 HARARE - A physically-challenged man yesterday told a Harare court that his wife divorced him because he failed to satisfy her in bed. Taona Dzama told magistrate Gamuchirai Siwardi that his wife Moreblessing Banda claimed he was failing to meet her demands in bed. Dzama revealed this in co...
Wife bites hubby's manhood 16 April 2014 HARARE - A woman accused of biting a portion of her husband's manhood in a farm ownership row, appeared at the Harare Civil Court yesterday. Stella Mushayakurima, stood quietly in the dock as her husband Briston alleged she bit his manhood during an altercation. The husband was seeking a pr...
Man bashes lover over sex 11 April 2014 HARARE - A man has reportedly been bashing his girlfriend if she refuses to make love to him or is not in the mood for intimacy, the court has heard. Cuthbert Tapiwa allegedly assaults and harasses his girlfriend Febbie Chidzvova over sex. Chidzvova yesterday hauled Tapiwa before the Harare...
Prophet bashes man, accusses wife of cheating 8 April 2014 BULAWAYO - A 35-year-old prophet assaulted a man who had come to seek spiritual guidance and assistance at his home thinking that he was having an affair with his wife. Tymon Ncube, a popular prophet in Bulawayo, found his wife Zanele Ncube standing by their home gate with Effort Ncube, 29, an...
'Seven years of hell' 7 April 2014 HARARE - Choking was the final straw which broke a woman who had been tortured and tormented by her husband for more than seven years. As the Harare woman (name withheld) took the stand in the Harare Civil Court on Friday to recount a victim impact statement during her application for a peace ...