A WOMAN from Pioneer village two in Fort Rixon has been slapped with 175 hours of community service after she assaulted her daughter’s boyfriend and chased him out of a bedroom hut stark naked.
Nokuthula Ncube (42) pleaded guilty to the assault charge when she appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tawanda Muchemwa.
The magistrate convicted and sentenced her to seven months in jail.
Two months were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
The remaining five months were suspended on condition she performed 175 hours of community service at Zenzeleni Primary School.
The complainant, Authority Ncube of Nketa in Bulawayo, in his evidence told the court that he was assaulted by his girlfriend’s mother, who then chased him out of the bedroom hut naked and he walked for several kilometres naked, before he was assisted by well-wishers with clothes.
He said his girlfriend might have connived with her mother to rob him of his belongings, as they knew he was a dealer.
Prosecutor Munyonga Kuvarega told the court that on November 19 2014, Authority left Bulawayo for Pioneer Mine in Fort Rixon to collect drill bits.
He arrived at 11pm and agreed with his girlfriend, Gracious Ncube, Nokuthula’s daughter that he would sleep at her place.
When he arrived at her home, Authority went to his girlfriend’s bedroom hut since he knew it.
Gracious was not present, instead there were two young boys, who were sleeping. Nokuthula entered the hut and assaulted him with an iron bar.
She bit him several times all over the body and he sustained bruises on the forehead and his left arm.
She drove him out of the hut. He reported the matter to the police leading to Ncube’s arrest.