A 30-year-old Kuwadzana Phase 3 man was arraigned before Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye for ruthlessly beating his five-year-old son for eating his sadza.
He is being charged with contravening Chapter 5.07 of the Children’s Act.
The State, led by Owen Safuri, heard that on the December 2, 2018 in Kuwadzana Phase 3, the accused who is also the complainant’s father assaulted the minor using an electrical cable several times all over the body resulting in him sustaining serious injuries.
The minor told his mother who then reported the matter to the police.
The accused is said to be confused after realising that it was a crime to treat a minor in the manner in which he did.
He was set to appear in court on January 24 for judgment but absconded court.
He was then issued with a warrant of arrest.