‘Baby come back’ bid turns ugly


A HWANGE man will rue the day he visited his ex-girlfriend in an attempt to initiate a reconciliation as he was struck with a knobkerrie resulting in him sustaining internal injuries.


Aleck Nyoni, a plant fitter and turner at the Hwange Colliery Company, was rescued from further assault by neighbours who restrained his ex Tarisai Kawara from further inflicting damage on him.

Kawara pleaded not guilty to assault when she appeared before Hwange provincial magistrate Portia Mhlanga, who sentenced her to a wholly suspended four months in prisons on condition that she performs 140 hours of community service at the Hwange Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that on October 11 at around 11pm, Nyoni went to Kawara’s place in a bid to iron out some undisclosed issues that had resulted in their break up.

The two had a misunderstanding and Kawara struck Nyoni in the left rib cage with a knobkerrie, resulting in him coughing blood.

Nyoni reported the matter to police leading to Kawara’s arrest. In her defence, Kawara said she had ended her relationship with Nyoni, but he was hostile and threatened to beat her up when he called to inform her of his intended visit so she armed herself in advance.

“Your honour, because of complainant’s harsh approach towards me with indications that he wanted to beat me up for leaving him, I was well prepared to defend myself when he came to my place,” Kawara said.