Crime & courts

Cop bashed in domestic violence

A 27-year-old woman from Fairbridge Police Camp who allegedly ran amok, bashed her husband who is a police officer and smashed electrical gadgets worth more than $8 000 following a domestic dispute, will know her fate on Friday.

Bulawayo magistrate, Ms Nomagugu Maphosa, remanded Tafadzwa Gwata out of custody to June 4 for sentencing.

Gwata pleaded not guilty to one count of physical abuse and another count of malicious damage to property.

Mr Owen Mugari, representing the State, said Gwata indiscriminately punched and slapped her husband, Armstrong Macheka (30) whose rank was not mentioned in court, all over his body.


The court heard that the altercation ensued when Mr Macheka’s father-in-law phoned him and informed him that he wanted to talk to Gwata, his daughter, as her phone was not reachable.


Mr Macheka lied to him in the presence of his wife that he was not at home. This angered Gwata who shouted at her husband and accused him of disrespecting her father.


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