Margaret Mazodze (64) of Hurungwe wept in court after her violent son, Freddy Mazodze (28), was sentenced to 315 hours of community service. Mazodze appeared in court for assaulting his mum with an aluminium pot, causing injuries on her body.
He was charged with physically abusing his mother as defined in Section 3(a)(i) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16 when he appeared before Karoi magistrate Mr Obedience Matare last Friday. He pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother with a pot before the magistrate sentenced him to 11 months in prison.
Mr Matare conditionally suspended two months of the sentence for five years. The remaining nine months were also set aside on condition that Freddy performs 315 hours of unpaid work at Nyamahape Secondary School beginning from Monday, November 7.