A man from Mutare’s Sakubva suburb was on Monday fined $8 000 for bashing his girlfriend after he saw her with another lover.
Valentine Sachikonye (29) could not accept seeing her girlfriend Priscillah Mudimu (27) in the company of her new suitor only identified as Max and assaulted her.
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Sachikonye was found guilty of contravening Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section (4) (1) of the Domestic Violence Act, Chapter 5:16 (Physical abuse) when he appeared before Mutare magistrate, Perseverance Makhala.
Makhala ordered him to pay an $8 000 fine or spend 20 days in prison.
Prosecuting, Chris Munyuku said last week on Friday, Sachikonye approached Mudimu who was with her boyfriend known as Max and started harassing her.
Sachikonye assaulted Mudimu with fists on the face several times, accusing her of being a cheat.