AN abusive maid from Emakhandeni suburb in Bulawayo appeared in court on allegations of physically abusing her employer’s 10-year-old son.
Sifiso Goshito (35) pleaded guilty to physical abuse charges when she appeared before Western Commonage Court magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja.
She was remanded out of custody to 8 November for sentencing.
The court heard that from sometime in March this year Goshito, who was staying with the 10-year-old boy and his granny, would assault him all over the body with a stick while accusing him of misbehaving.
Her anger towards the child turned worse when she strangled him while accusing him of coming home with a torn school shoe.
The court further heard that as punishment for that she assaulted him with a stick all over the body until he bled.
The boy suffered a swollen neck and injuries as a result of the attack.
He was referred to hospital for medical attention and the matter was reported to the police leading to Goshito’s arrest.