A 40-YEAR-OLD Burnside man, Garikai Mushambavanhu, recently saw red when his sisters and brothers-in-law pounced on him and pulled his privates accusing him of not giving his wife enough money and failing to satisfy her in bed.
BY SILAS NKALA
Mushambavanhu’s alleged assailants Una Mapondera, her husband Tatenda Mapondera, Virginia Chanazi Washaya and Bernard Drums yesterday appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sheunesu Matova charged with assault and were remanded out of custody to February 1 on $50 bail each.
All the suspects were not asked to plead to the charge and were represented by Innocent Mafirakureva.
Prosecutor Nkathazo Dlodlo told the court that on November 8 last year, at 1pm, the four arrived at Mushambavanhu’s house and asked him to get into his office as they had something to discuss with him.
They allegedly accused him of not giving their sister money and failing to satisfy her in bed.
Sensing danger, Mushambavanhu is said to have refused to get in and the four allegedly became violent.
The court heard, Mushambavanhu tried to escape, but they caught him and assaulted him all over the body with fists.
Una allegedly slapped him once on the cheek and pulled his private parts.
The State alleges, Drums used a knobkerrie and hit him three times on the right hand, while Tatenda also assaulted him all over the body.
Mushambavanhu sustained deep cuts on the right hand and a medical report produced indicated the injuries were serious.
Drums is alleged to have damaged four window panes and doors with his knobkerrie destroying property worth $300.