A PASTOR of the Christ Embassy Church in Bulawayo allegedly assaulted his wife resulting in her sustaining a swollen eye during a dispute over her inheritance, it has been learnt.
Cornelio Mudzani Sunduza (44) of Rodger Road, Sunninghill briefly appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Miss Rose Dube, for allegedly Contravening Section 3 (a) (1) and section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act, chapter 9:23 last Tuesday.
The prosecutor, Mr Malvern Nzombe, told the court that on 25 March this year Sunduza and his wife had a heated argument over her mother’s estate while they were in their bedroom at their Sunninghill home.
It is alleged that on the day in question Sunduza was seated on their matrimonial bed while his wife lay next to him. Sunduza is said to have asked her to phone her relatives to come and sort out the pending issue of her mother’s estate.
Mrs Sunduza refused to comply with his request and told him to call them himself.
That angered Sunduza who allegedly became violent and dragged his wife off the bed onto the floor were he allegedly kicked her several times all over the body.
The court was further told that his alleged onslaught did not end there as he went on to assault her with fists and open hands on the face and other parts of body.
As a result of the attack, Mrs Sunduza sustained a swollen left eye and her left arm was also swollen.The matter was reported to the police, leading to Sunduza’s arrest.
Mrs Sunduza was referred to United Bulawayo Hospitals for treatment.The medical report will be presented in court as evidence.
Sunduza was remanded out of custody to 26 May for continuation of trial.