Granny pelts ex-lover with stones

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IN a dramatic incident that left residents in Makokoba suburb shocked, a 52-year-old woman who was allegedly owed US$5 by her 47-year–old ex-lover hit him with stones while demanding her money.

Sydney Khumalo told a court that his ex-lover Lindiwe Ncube accused him of refusing to pay back the US$5 he owed her. He said he told her that he owed her nothing and they were no longer in a relationship, he told court.

But it seems that did not go down well with Ncube who was already seething with anger. She allegedly shouted obscenities at her ex-lover.

Ncube, the court heard, reached for a stone and hit Khumalo on the forehead. The man fell and bled excessively. The court further heard the fuming Ncube continued attacking Khumalo with stones all over the body.

A crowd gathered, the court heard, to witness an unusual incident that involved the ex-lovers. While lying on the ground, Khumalo said he pleaded for help from the residents.

It took the intervention of one of the community elders to restrain Ncube who was all over the helpless Khumalo who was groaning and wriggling on the ground, the court heard.

Khumalo was rushed to hospital for treatment. A police report was made leading to the arrest of Ncube.

She appeared before Tredgold magistrate Shepherd Munjanja on Monday. She pleaded guilty to a physical abuse charge.

She was remanded out of custody to Monday next week for sentencing.