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    Gwanda teacher gets 2 yrs for assaulting wife


    - A Gwanda High School teacher who assaulted his wife and left her for dead after the former caught her red-handed with a girlfriend has been slapped with a 24 months prison sentence for domestic violence.
    Magistrate Nomagugu Ncube suspended four months of the sentence and left Njabulo Ndlovu (36) with an effective 20 months sentence. Ndlovu drove off with the girlfriend after assaulting the wife.
    He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
    Ndlovu went out of control and assaulted his wife Senziwe Mafu (33) leaving her with life threatening injuries which led her to be admitted for a week at Gwanda Provincial Hospital.
    The court heard through prosecutor Takunda Mafudze that on June 5, this year and at around 1PM, Ndlovu was in the company of his wife at their matrimonial home at Gwanda High School staff cottages when he indicated that he was going into town for some business.
    Later in the day, Mafu proceeded to their stand in Matshetsheni to check progress at the homestead which is under construction and bumped into Ndlovu coming out of the house with another woman whom he quickly locked inside the house.
    A misunderstanding arose between Ndlovu and Mafu with the later demanding that he opens the door but he refused.
    In a fit of rage Mafu picked a stone and broke open a window, Ndlovu then pushed his wife to the ground and hit her several times with clenched fists on the head and bashed her against a stone and a pillar.
    He then drove off with his girlfriend, leaving his wife for dead.
    A passerby spotted Mafu lying unconscious and took her to hospital where she was admitted on arrival.
    She was admitted for a week with difficulties in walking as a result of the injuries and was unable to pass urine.
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