A Harare woman has turned to the courts for solace and justice after her two kids, a son and a daughter went berserk and assaulted her.
Christina Kadebu (47) dragged her husband Passmore Kadebu the Director of Galloway Private School to court after he allegedly teamed up with their two children to assault her.
Kadebu is jointly charged with his children, Nellisa (25) and Nigel (20).
The family appeared before Harare magistrate, Victoria Mashamba facing physical abuse and malicious damage to property charges.
The trio were remanded to May 16 for trial out of custody.
According to the State, the children on the day in question also verbally insulted their mother saying she was “demon busted.”
Christine still resides at their family home but the couple is on separation.
The obscene incident allegedly occurred on May 3 last year at their family home in Galloway, Norton.
Christine was at her home cooking around 1900 hours when the accused persons came and removed her from the stove.
The root cause of their case has not yet been established.
An argument arose leading to Passmore pushing Christine against the wall, prosecutor Hatizivo Chatikobo alleges.
It is alleged that Nigel went on to destroy his mother’s property including keys, pants, blankets, drinks, wardrobe and carpet among other things, the court heard.
It is alleged that after she was barred from cooking, Christine then left the kitchen to her bedroom but Nellisa followed her and held her bedroom door.
Nellisa further pushed Christine inside the room and twisted her left hand several times and poked on her face, it is alleged.
The State also alleges that Nellisa pulled her mother’s hair.
While Nellisa was busy assaulting Christine, Nigel destroyed her property valued at $288 and nothing was repaired.