By Melissa Chikumba
A woman from Zhombe was recently sentenced to three months imprisonment after stabbing her boyfriend’s wife at a comunity borehole.
Standing before Kwekwe Magistrate Samukeliso Gumbo, the accused Portia Chikidzi pleaded guilty to assault charges.
The court heard that on 30 July 2020 in Village 19 under Chief Gwesela in Zhombe,the accused assaulted her boyfriend’s wife Petronella Muchiza (19).
She assaulted her with open fists all over her body and later used a knife at their community borehole.
The complainant sustained injuries on her right hand and a doctor’s report was produced before the courts as evidence.
“Your Honor l lam sorry for hurting her l wanted to only scare her with the knife but ended up hurting her,” said Chikidzi.
She pleaded with the courts to be lenient with her since she has young children who needed their mother.
Gumbo questioned the use of a knife and claimed it was a mediated crime since the accused moved around with a knife in her waist and that she intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
“Due to the rising number of cases to do with violence using weapons like knives ,machetes,knobkerries,spears the courts wants to send a message to the community that they condemn the use of these weapons therefore the court is not going to be lenient,” said Gumbo before sentencing her to 3 months imprisonment.