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    Friday, 23 November 2018

    Father, step mum remanded in custody for child abuse


    MASVINGO - A couple from Runyararo West in Masvingo has been remanded in custody after they assaulted and severely injured a Grade 5 pupil at Don Bosco Primary School.
    Davison Mazadza (35) who is the child’s father and Ruvarashe Chiwera (33) who is the step mother allegedly assaulted the boy on allegations that he stole $7 from home. It is the State case that complainant was beaten and tortured until he bled from his buttocks.
    The two connived to ill-treat and assault the juvenile as they accused him of stealing $7.
    The couple appeared before Masvingo Magistrate Candice Kasere who remanded them in custody for allegedly abusing the child.
    It is the State case that in the period extending from October 30, 2018 to November 3, 2018, Chiwera and Mazadza unlawfully assaulted and ill-treated the child. They beat up the child with open hands, a whip and a horse pipe several times all over the body. They repeated this act the following day.

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