FIGHT OVER KAYLITES SPILLS TO COURT
A Stopover woman has dragged her cousins to court accusing them of physically abusing her over kaylites.
Linda Choto took Bruce Masaraunga and his sibling to court accusing them of beating her up following a misunderstanding that erupted after she borrowed 15 kaylites from them.
“Your worship the two young men standing here with me are my brothers and we reside at the same house.
“We are into the same vending business of selling food.
“On one occasion I borrowed those 15 kaylites because mine were finished and I had clients waiting.
“However, I delayed returning these kaylites and they came to my workplace and started shouting at me saying all obscenities.
“They beat me up and I sustained some injuries on my left hand.”
Bruce who pleaded guilty to the allegations, said that the real issue behind their argument concerned ownership of the house.
“Ownership of the home has been a source of misunderstanding amongst us.
“It’s just that this time she would not understand so we ended up beating her,” Masaraunga said.
Choto complained that her cousins were also chasing her away from their home which belonged to her late mother.
“This house belonged to my mother who is now late but my mother had her sister and children in from a tender age.
“Now they claim it is their home and they are chasing me away.”
Presiding magistrate Nyasha Marufu reprimanded Masaraunga and his sibling for taking the law into their own hands and granted a protection order in Choto’s favour.
She further advised the pair not to chase Choto from home and recommended that Choto should approach the relevant authorities in order to resolve their estate dispute.