A MEMBER of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) based at Nembudziya in Gokwe was on Thursday last week ordered to pay a fine of $150 or serve a 30-day jail term after he assaulted his wife accusing her of wanting to take their children to her parents, which he was against.
Jethro Musonza (29) of Mtora Stands in Gokwe North pleaded guilty to domestic violence when he appeared before Gokwe resident magistrate Shepherd Mjanja.
The magistrate convicted and ordered him to pay $150 fine or face 30 days in jail.
He also sentenced him to two months imprisonment, which were wholly suspended for three years on condition of good behaviour.
The court heard that on December 28 2014, the complainant Isabel Chipungari (33), who is married to Musonza, told her husband that she wanted to take their children to her rural home to stay with their grandmother.
Musonza did not like the idea. He locked himself in the house and started talking to her through the window.
As they exchanged bitter words, Musonza took a belt and assaulted Chipungari on the face with it through the window.
Chipungari reported the matter to the police, leading to Musonza’s arrest.