Mwenezi man assaults his father with a whip


MWENEZI – A Mwenezi man whipped his father after accusing him of possessing charm which stops him from getting employment.

Hardlife Welani (23) of Makahamari, Chief Neshuro was sentenced to 30 days in prison by the local Resident Magistrate Honesty Musiiwa on Monday last week.

The father is Aleck Welani who is 65.

Magistrate Musiiwa suspended the jail term on condition that Hardlife who pleaded guilty to the offence pays RTGS$1000 fine.

Hardlife said he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the offence.

The State represented by Patience Mutsikwi said on October 19, Hardlife had a misunderstanding with his father after he accused him of bewitching him so that he could not be employed. The accused used a whip to beat his father several times all over the body. The father who sustained a swollen face from the assault was rescued by neighbors.

The matter was reported to Police leading to the accused’s arrest.

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