ZIMBABWE – The teenager pleaded guilty before Mbare magistrate Shelly Zvenyika charged with physical abuse.
The 16 year old boy will be back in court on November 16 for the continuation of his trial.
The two age mates were friends since childhood and since they were neighbors the boy used to make regular visits to the girl’s house.
The court led by Percy Mugauri proved that on December 14 the young boy visited the young girl’s house with a different behavior and she assumed he was drunk.
The two had a misunderstanding after the young girl tried to send the little boy home before he wanted to go.
The little boy then turned violent and insulted her using vulgar words, as these two were age mates the little girl retaliated.
The young boy in ire slapped the complainant, reached for a knife and stabbed her once on the side of her abdomen and her leg.
The complainant sustained deep cuts.
She managed to fight off the accused and fled and she got assistance from some of the members of her community.
The girl managed to lodge a complaint with the police leading to the young man’s arrest.