recently appeared in court for allegedly assaulting and physically abusing her
seven year old step son.
Sibanda (44) who resides at 16240 Lazarus Tsvairai Street in Runyararo is being
charged in line with section 7(1) of the Children’s Act chapter 5:06, ‘Physical
case that on the February 27, the accused allegedly assaulted the minor Junior
Shearing with a switch and a plastic whip several times on the back which led
to the serious injury of the minor.
the assault is that the minor was spending time playing with other children.
for school at St Francis Aphiri Primary, on February 28, the minor’s teacher Kangamiro
Marevese noticed that the child was not feeling well and later on found out
that he had been badly assaulted .
with the minor to the police station where the matter was conveyed and later on
was handed to the magistrate court.
investigations, a grade seven brother to the complainant defended the suspect
saying it was him and not their step-mother who assaulted the minor.
being suspected that Sibanda could have coached the elder brother to lie on her
behalf so that she could be set free.