A Harare man has found himself in a spot of bother after he assaulted his wife for doing a “piece” job of doing the laundry for the couple’s unmarried tenant. As if that was not bad enough, the man then assaulted his own son in a fit of rage as he seemingly took out his anger on him.
Eddison Mandizha (37) appeared before Harare Magistrate Francis Mapfumo facing two counts of assault for beating up his wife Lavhesani Muleya (31) and their minor 12-year-old son. Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa told the court,
On January 1, 2019, at around 8 am, the accused person saw complainant doing a piece job of washing for their tenant, Denzel. The accused asked complainant why she was doing that since she had money which was enough for use.
He went on to assault the wife using a wooden stick. The wife sustained back injuries as a result of the assault. The court also heard that almost 12 hours later, the combative Mandizha went into his son’s bedroom and woke him up and started assaulting him saying,
Ndoda kukudzidzisa” (I want to teach you a lesson).
Mapfumo was remanded out of custody to a later date for trial.