NewsdzeZimbabwe; A Chitungwiza man has attacked his 60-year-old mother after she refused to give him $10 to attend the Mavado Show.
Kudakwashe Matimbe (26) of Unit D flew into a rage and grabbed her mother’s TB tablets and flushed them down the toilet. When his mother, Media Matimbe, asked where he had put the tablets, he launched onto her with fists.
He has since been jailed for six months by Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Godfrey Unzemoyo after he admitted to beating his mother .
Kudakwashe told the court that he failed to raise the money though he is a conman and a drug peddler.
Mr Unzemoyo slapped him with 10 months but set aside four months on condition of good behaviour. Mr Unzemoyo took into account that Matimbe's behaviour was outrageous because he mistreated his old mother.
"You are one of the people who need a custodial sentence since you disregard one of the Ten Commandments that you should respect your mother and father.
"It is therefore, the courts' duties to punish people like you and send out a clear message to those would-be offenders," he said.
Allegations are that on January 22 this year, Media Matimbe was asleep in her bedroom with her husband when their son stormed in demanding $10 to attend a Mavado show in the capital.
After she indicated that she did not have the money, Kudakwashe became violent, seized her purse and took her TB tablets and flushed them down the toilet.
The helpless Media woke up and met with him in the passage where she grabbed his belt demanding to know where he had placed her tablets. Irked by this, Kudakwashe floored his mother with claps and bit her on the finger.
She screamed for help and Kudakwashe's father came out to assist.
Kaudakwashe threw stones at his parents and went away shouting.
Ms Tafadzwa Makwande prosecuted. OWN STAFF/HERALD