Jail time for violating court order

Court Reporter

An Amaveni man who violated a protection order issued to him by the court and assaulted his ex wife will forever rue the day he committed the offence as he was slapped with a jail term.

Taurai Kwangwari (36) appeared before Kwekwe Magistrate Story Rushambwa facing two counts.

Kwangwari was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to 12 months in prison but four months were suspended and will serve an effective eight months.

Zanele Sicha (40), Kwangwari’s ex wife  on 12 June 2018 was granted a protection order against him which he then violated by going to her house.

According to the state on 28 July 2018 around 2000hours Kwangwari visited Sicha at her home in Amaveni and asked her to open the door but she refused which infuriated the accused.

He resorted to breaking a window pane in a bid to force himself inside the house through the window which he succeeded in doing so.

The accused assaulted his ex-wife upon entering the room arguing that he was angry because she had refused to open the door for the place he is paying rent and his property is still there.

Magistrate Rushambwa squashed the accused’s reason for assaulting the complainant stating that he had no right to be at that place since he was given a protection order which prohibited from visiting the house.

“There was no reason for the complainant to open the door for you because you were not supposed to be there in the first place,” he said.

The complainant reported that property worth $40 was damaged and was never recovered while also producing a medical report for the injuries she suffered.

The second count was that on the same day of 28 July 2018 Kwangwari assaulted Lovemore Muzaza (60) because he found him present the day he visited his ex-wife.

Kwangwari was full of jealous when he found Muzaza in the company of Sicha which led him to assault him.

“I found this man inside the house that l am paying rent and sleeping on my bed which infuriated me to the extent that l assaulted him,” said the accused.

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