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An unusual scenerio played out in a household in Chirumanzu, Zimbabwe were a 46-year-old man identified as Jacob Chinovatira was alleged to have raised his hands against his mother Ronica Chishanu 62, for not properly explaining to him about her whereabout according to a news source B-Metro,
He was arraigned before Mvuma magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga facing one count for assaulting his mother Ronica.
In his defence, he claimed that his mother’s disrespectful attitude did not go down well with him, after he queried her on why she slept out and were she was coming from.
He said, his mother replied by saying he has no right to ask her such questions,as she is not subject to him,and that he is not her husband.
According to him,her response infuriated him,and for that he attacked her with his fists,beating her mercilessly and kicked her as she lay on the ground.
“Your worship, l felt disrespected and l did not like the way she responded to me after l asked her where she was. I am the head of our homestead and as such, she must show me some respect,” .
Magistrate Mhlanga said this was a case of gross misconduct,and that no amount of anger justifies a child to raise his hands against his own mother, Jacob was sentenced 10 months in prison.