A 28-year-old woman who had turned down her ex-lover’s sexual advances flexed her muscles and pummelled him for allegedly suggesting that he could pay her US$10 for sex.
Chida Mamvura (28) invited her ex-lover Sifelani Jama (38) who is a nurse stationed at Mpilo Central Hospital to her birthday party at her family home in Entumbane suburb.
They took wise waters until they got drunk, the court heard. While drunk, Jama asked for sex, but she turned him down.
It is said Jama persisted saying he would pay her US$10 and that seemed to have rubbed Chida the wrong way, causing her to boil with anger.
In a fit of rage, Chida grabbed Jama and hit him with fists all over the body, a court heard.
Jama sustained wounds on the head and mouth. He reported the matter at Entumbane police station leading to the arrest of Chida.
Chida appeared for trial before Western Commonage resident magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja facing a physical abuse charge.
She said: “He asked for sex, I refused, but he persisted saying he would pay US$10, I maintained my stance. I think that angered him because he slapped me in the face and I had to retaliate because he was getting violent.”
After a full trial Chida was found guilty and was sentenced to serve five months imprisonment of which three months were suspended for three years on condition that she does not within that period commit any offence of which violence is an element for upon conviction, she would be sentenced to imprisonment without an option of a fine. The remaining two months imprisonment were further suspended on condition that she performs 70 hours of community service at Zulukandaba primary school in Entumbane suburb.-B Metro