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Zimbabwe: Mother injures her daughter for not washing plates

09.05.2024 | By Tapiwa Svondo

Mother hits daughter with half brick for not washing the dishes

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Debra Masese (33) has been sentenced to 24 months in prison by the Mutare Magistrates Court for assaulting her 11-year-old daughter with a half brick.

According to the State, Masese hit her daughter with the brick after she found out that she had not cleaned the dishes.

“Debra Masese (33) was arraigned before the Mutare Magistrates’ Court facing physical abuse charges.

“The State proved that sometime in April 2024, the accused person physically assaulted Makanaka Masese her 11-year-old biological daughter with a half brick on the right side of the head. The accused person went to town leaving the complainant with her brother.

“Upon coming back the accused person found out that the complainant had not washed the plates, and this enraged the accused person resulting in her hitting the complainant with the brick,” said the prosecution.

Masese took her daughter to a clinic for treatment, but the incident was reported after an anonymous tip-off.

“The complainant fell and became unconscious, and the accused person went with her to the clinic for treatment. The matter came to light after a tip-off was made that the accused person had hit the complainant. The complainant was interviewed, and she revealed the truth”.

Masese was then sentenced to 24 months, with 8 months suspended and will serve an effective 16 months in prison.

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