IN a fit of anger, a man from Bulawayo who is employed as a security guard assaulted his girlfriend with a baton stick all over her body as punishment for deleting her pictures from his phone.
This was heard when Takaindisa Chirimo appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Busani Sibanda charged with physical abuse as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.
Chirimo, who pleaded not guilty, was remanded in custody to 12 October 2022 for trial. When asked by the magistrate why he used a baton stick to assault his girlfriend, Chirimo denied the accusations saying he assaulted her with fists.
The court heard that on 25 September 2022 and at around 7pm, Chirimo allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Chipo Rukweshe from Harrisvale suburb with a baton stick all over her body after a misunderstanding.
The misunderstanding arose after Rukweshe deleted her pictures from Chirimo’s cellphone.
It is reported that at the height of the misunderstanding, Chirimo assaulted his lover leading her to sustain serious injuries and she was referred to hospital for medication.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Chirimo’s arrest.