Katsande Gives Account Of Ordeal In Court As Women-Based NGOs Go Missing
The trial in which radio personality and former Studio 263 actress Tinopona Katsane accuses her former lover Brian Munjodzi of beating her up resumed in Harare today.
After as postponement at the end of last month, Katsande told of her ordeal which did include the infamous plate-washing incident. In this Munjodzi accused her of being disrespectful (hauterere), when she said she wanted to rest and he would not let her. He then allegedly dragged her by her hair for approximately 5 metres. After that she was slapped a number times.
She was beaten a number of times again while she lay on the ground. He accused her of visiting when she felt like ignoring her pleas as he worked on her.
After that he took off his shirt and saying he was going to teach her a lesson for leaving plates unwashed forcing him to wash them, something he found disrespectful.
Said Tino after the long day:
GBV trial began today! System frustrating, intimidating,daunting ! Now I know why “victims” give up half way through! NOT ME.
Finally I got to speak the true account of “Tintin beaten up by lover…”. It was like reliving that horrific night all over again. I cried.
The case was adjourned to Case postponed to Monday 17 December 2012 at 07h30hrs, Mbare Magistrate Courts 07h30 where there will be cross-examination and statement from the accused.
And missing as we predicted they would be… the women-based NGOs who all got their mileage when this story was still fresh.
It also emerged that the Munjodzi has since tried to reach a settlement in which Katsande would agree that she was not beaten up that much.
Whe you think about it, it feels a little weird, that taste in your mouth like you just drank a lot of metallic fluids.