A 17-year-old boy has brutally assaulted his mother in public for co-habiting and sleeping with a boyfriend just after his father was jailed. The boy from Zimbabwe was handed a suspended sentence for assault. According to court evidence, the teen pleaded with the court to spare him jail saying he committed the crime out of anger after his mother left him alone at home to stay with another man when his father was sent to prison for theft.
According to police prosecutor, on June 8 this year, the teen visited his mother's new lodgings in Mvuma. "Without greeting his mother, the accused (name withheld) started shouting at her and accusing her of being a witch and heartless," prosecutors told the court. "The complainant denied the accusations of witchcraft but, as the accused was leaving, he picked two stones and struck the complainant on the right side rib and on the left elbow."
Court further heard that when the mother's boyfriend heard the scuffle and rushed to the scene, the youngster turned on him and assaulted him with a log.
The juvenile's mother and her boyfriend reported the matter to the police. Court heard that the teenager handed himself to Mvuma police on the same day.