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Landlord assaults tenant’s lover over condom dispute, jailed 6 months

MARONDERA: A man has been jailed for six months after he assaulted his tenant’s lover for making noise during a quarrel with her boyfriend over the use of a condom.

According to the state, on the night of 22 April this year, Sailas Chekure of Cherutombo took Cherish Kachidza to his home and upon arrival they started arguing over the use of protection.
This did not go down well with Chekure’s landlord, Daiton Phiri who grabbed a belt and stormed Chekure’s bedroom before assaulting Kachidza all over the body accusing her of making noise.Kachidza, who confessed in court that she was a lady of the night, later reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Phiri.

In passing sentence, Magistrate Josephine Sande deplored violence against women and jailed Phiri for six months.
The magistrate, however, suspended two months on condition of good behaviour and the remaining four months were set aside on condition that Phiri paid a $100 fine.

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