A 26-year-old unemployed Guruve woman appeared before a Guruve magistrate on Friday for assaulting her husband’s second wife with a brick on the head in a jealousy affair.
Shupikai Jackson (26) of Beris Post pleaded guilty to the charge before resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro who sentenced her to five months imprisonment wholly suspended on condition that she does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.
Public prosecutor Spiwe Makarichi told the court that on 18 September 2018 and at Beris Post village Jackson met Scolastic Zhanda (28) who is the second wife to her husband Makunike Madzinga(38) and accused her of getting more money to support her family yet she only has one child with Madzinga.
Jackson who has three children flew in rage and picked a half brick and struck Zhanda on the head before fleeing leaving her writhing in pain.
Zhanda failed to seek medication due to unavailability of money.
In sentencing the magistrate took into consideration that she was a first time offender who needed time to reform.
In another case Maidei Jamu (27) of Chizinde village, Chief Chipuriri, Guruve appeared before the same magistrate for stealing two goat kids valued at $10.
Jemu pleaded guilty to stock theft charge and was sentenced to six months imprisonment, five suspended on of good behaviour and an additional one month suspended on condition that she pays $100 fine or risk going to jail for 30 days if she fails to pay.
The court heard that on 17 October Jamu picked two goats belonging to Shadreck Chiwerana (34) and kept them for four days at her homestead.
In mitigation she told the magistrate that she did not know the owner of the kids hence she just picked them.
“Your worship l saw the goats just moving around so l thought they were stray and l felt l should own them,” Jamu said
In sentencing Mutiro said, “You started crime at the deep end stock theft is a serious offence however today we give you time to reform as a first offender.”
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