Man found with case for beating wife over mobile phone

Written by on August 15, 2019

A FISHERMAN of Itezhi-Tezhi who assaulted his wife after she enquired about the whereabouts his mobile phone has been found with case to answer and put on his defence.

Lingoi Musangu, 39, a fisherman of African Housing Compound in Itezhi-Tezhi is charged with one count of assault on his wife Linety Kasovu.

Particulars of the case are that on July 8 Musangu assaulted Kasovu thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.

When the matter came up, Magistrates Mugala Chalwe put Musangu on his defence after establishing a prima fassie case against him.

After his rights were fully explained, Musangu opted to remain silent and to call three witnesses.                                                            

His grade 3 daughter told the court that testified  that on 8th  July 8 her mother (Kasovu) asked her father where his mobile phone was, and Musangu replied that it was with his wife, resulting in  an exchange of words between the two.

She said that after she went outside the house, the door to the house was closed and she heard her mother crying.

When she opened the door, she saw her father kicking her mother while she was holding a baby and that after he realized that she had seen him, he shut the door and continued beating her.

She said that when her mother tried to escape, Musangu picked a pan brick and hit her mother in the waist, and she fell down but her father he continued kicking her until more people came to rescue her. Her father later fled.

In the assault Kazovu sustained deep cut on her upper lip and suffered a swollen head.

Magistrates Chalwe adjourned the case to a later date for continued defence. – ZANIS

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