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    Mashava wife blames herself after being assaulted by hubby




    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    MASHAVA
    - A Mashava woman who was assaulted with an iron bar attempted to withdraw domestic violence charges against her husband after blaming herself in court for the mishap.
    Perpetua Mazvanya (38) who suffered a swollen face and some bruises told the court that she was hit accidentally by the husband when she tried to hold back the iron that her husband wanted to hit her with.
    She said it was her mistake that she was assaulted much to the shock of those attending the court.
    The incident happened on February 22 this year.
    Chivi Resident Magistrate Bishard Chineka would not buy her pleas to have her husband cleared of the charges and he slapped Owen Jeke (30) with a 10 months suspended sentence which can be invoked if he commits a similar offence in the next five years.
    It was the State case that Jeke of DSO compound Mashava and an employee at Chadzamira's Mine came home on February 22 at 10pm and was served supper by his wife but things changed when Mazvanya asked Jeke if he had brought back the dish he had borrowed.
    Jeke replied Mazvanya telling her the questions she was asking warranted a beating. He began to assault his wife with open hands all over the body and struck her with an iron bar once on the chest boasting he was not going to be arrested.
    Mazvanya sustained a swollen chest. Angeline Mujakachi prosecuted.local news
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