Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Custodial dad charged with "severely assaulting" 8-year-old son (Hwange, Zimbabwe)

Notice that this story about the custodial UNNAMED DAD who beat his son with an electrical cord is nearly identical to the one posted below from Saudi Arabia. Creepy. However, I don't see here that the mother regained custody after the father's abuse.


Father up for child abuse

Sunday News Reporter

A 34-YEAR-OLD man from Number 5 in Hwange, has been hauled before the courts to face charges of abusing his 8-year-old son whom he severely assaulted with an electric cord for poor performance at school.

The man, pleaded guilty and was convicted for the offence when he appeared before Hwange magistrate, Mr Peter Tomupeyi Madiba, on 11 November for contravening section 7 (i) of the children’s act (ill-treating a child).

The prosecution led by Mr Sifelumusa Fuzane said the accused was a divorcee who stays with his son and is employed by Hwange Colliey Company.

Mr Fuzane said during 2009 and in October this year at their house, the accused assaulted the child in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury. He said the assault was also likely to have detrimental effects on the child’s health as the accused beat him with an electric cord all over his body.

This abuse, the court was told, always happened whenever the child failed to perform well at school and whenever he failed to clean up the house.

The abuse came to light when the child reported the matter to his mother who took him to St Patrick’s Hospital for medical examination where a medical report was compiled and the matter was reported to the police leading to the arrest of the accused.

He was remanded out of custody to 30 November for sentence.