Man Assaults and Burns Woman’s House After Love Proposal Rejection
A Figtree man, Levison Dube, has been sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting a woman who rejected his love proposal and subsequently burning down her house.
The case was brought to light at the Plumtree Magistrates’ Courts, where Dube appeared before Magistrate Joshua Nembaware, facing charges of malicious damage of property and assault.
Dube pleaded guilty to the charges, and Prosecutor Selestine Madziwa presented the details to the court. According to Madziwa, on January 20 last year, Dube approached his neighbor and proposed love, citing his alleged state of sexual frustration. When the woman rejected his advances, Dube responded by violently assaulting her.
The assaulted woman was hospitalized due to the severity of the attack. However, in a disturbing turn of events, while she was still admitted, Dube returned to her residence and set her house on fire, resulting in the destruction of property worth US$3,000.
As a consequence of his actions, Dube faced charges of assault and malicious damage to property. The court handed down a two-year jail sentence in response to these crimes, highlighting the severity of the offenses committed by the accused.
The incident underscores the need for addressing issues related to gender-based violence and the importance of promoting respectful relationships within communities.