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Zimbabwean Man Jailed After Beating Up His Mother For Sleeping Out Without His Permission

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Zimbabwean Man Jailed After Beating Up His Mother For Sleeping Out Without His Permission

A man identified as Jacob Chinovatira has been jailed for allegedly disrespecting his mother.

According to B Metro, the 46-year-old native of Chirumanzu in Zimbabwe allegedly corrected his 62-year-old mother , Ronica Chishanu with beatings for disrespecting him by sleeping out without his permission.

He appeared in court this week where he was charged with one count for assaulting his mother.

In his defence, he claimed that he felt disrespected by his mother’s conduct and the way she responded to his query when he asked where she was coming from and where she had spent the night.

He said, his mother replied by saying he was not her husband and have no right to inquire about her activities.

So he attacked her with his fists 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,” he said.

The Magistrate who didn’t take Jacob’s act of disrespect lightly sentenced him to 10 months in prison with no option of fine.



  1. Damien Njoku

    May 10, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Foolish son

  2. berry blue

    May 11, 2019 at 2:25 AM

    May God save us from this type of son

  3. Mon

    May 11, 2019 at 4:40 AM

    Something is wrong somewhere, there is always weird news from Zimbabwe and i hope it’s not what i am thinking, dating his mother, on hard drug or his mother is dating his enemy, because judging from their ages, it’s not about protection but jealousy.

  4. omoluabi

    May 11, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    That was the style of civilization we adopted from the Europeans and Americans. When a language does not separate how we address elderly people from younger ones, such action could not be overruled. Meanwhile, had it being in those countries of white, the man would have been freed because no credence was given to parental respect.

  5. Fifelomo

    May 12, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    He’s a bastard! May he gets such treatment from his children.

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