MWENEZI – A 26-year-old Rutenga sex worker has been given a wholly suspended 12 month sentence after she stabbed a potential client with a knife over $5.
Rosemary Bhuchu pleaded not guilty to the charges when she appeared before Mwenezi magistrate Honest Musiiwa. However, the court heard that she stabbed Tafadzwa John (25) of Rutenga with an okapi knife once on the right hand.
"I stabbed him with a beer bottle and not a knife. I work as a sex worker and I earn around $10 per week," said Bhuchu as she pleaded for a lenient sentence.
Musiiwa sentenced Bhuchu to 12 months in jail, 2 months were suspended on condition of good behaviour and she would do community work for 350 hours to cover the remaining 10 months.
On February 27 this year, at Rutenga Business Centre and at around 1am Bhuchu and John were drinking beer at Gumbo Beer Hall.
John then gave Bhuchu $5 to buy beer and she bought but then refused to surrender the change. This did not go down well with John and the two started to quarrel.
While the two were quarrelling, three men emerged and pushed John to the ground and told him to leave Bhuchu alone. As he was on the ground Bhuchu drew an okapi knife from her pocket and stabbed him once on the right hand.
The matter was reported to Police leading to the arrest of Bhuchu. A medical report from a doctor at Neshuro district hospital was produced in court.