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Thursday, 16 April 2015

MAN JAILED FOR CIRCUMCISING SONS WITH NAIL CUTTER



A Mutasa man who last year circumcised his two sons using a nail cutter has been sentenced to a four-month jail term for assault.
Peter Nyachega (33), of Tengwe village under Chief Muparutsa, was convicted and sentenced yesterday when he appeared before Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiundura charged with physical abuse under section 3 (1) of Domestic Violence Act chapter 5.16.
The court heard that sometime in November last year, Nyachega circumcised his two sons aged two and four years using a nail cutter.
“I think these children will be better off without you. You circumcised them with a nail cutter, so you are bad father. So I am sending you to jail so that you will come back a good father,” Chiundura said.
In his defence, Nyachega told the court that his father had also circumcised him using a nail cutter during his childhood, so he did not see anything wrong with that.
Shepherd Chivarika prosecuted.