Pregnant vendor suffers miscarriage after being assaulted by security guard

Tinashe Chipato (20) of Dulivhadzimo, who is employed by Sincere Security Company appeared before Beitbridge magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza accused of assaulting a six-month pregnant Beitbridge vendor, causing her to suffer a miscarriage.

He was convicted and ordered him to pay $400 failure of which he will spend two months in jail. He was also given an additional three months suspended sentence for five years on condition of good behaviour. The court heard that on September 16 last year at around 6pm, the complainant Brenda Somwayo (25) illegally entered the Beitbridge Border Post to sell drinks. Chipato, who was on duty with his workmates, approached the complainant while she was selling drinks with other vendors. The complainant ran away leaving her bags behind and climbed a fence. While on the fence, Chipato caught her and assaulted her several times using a sjambok on the stomach and the back.

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