Mother sentenced to jail for assaulting own child with half brick


MUTARE – Debra Masese (33) was recently arraigned before the Mutare Magistrates' Court on charges of physically abusing her own 11-year-old daughter, Makanaka Masese, with a half brick, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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The State presented evidence that the incident occurred in April 2024 when the accused, Debra Masese, left her daughter in the care of her brother. 

Upon returning from town, Masese discovered that her daughter had not washed the dishes, which infuriated her and led to her assaulting the child with the brick.

As a result of the attack, the young complainant fell unconscious. 

Masese then accompanied her to a local clinic for medical treatment. However, the incident was brought to the attention of authorities following a tip-off regarding the assault.

During the investigation, the complainant was interviewed and revealed the truth about the incident.

Subsequently, Debra Masese was sentenced to 24 months in prison, with 8 months suspended. She will serve an effective sentence of 16 months.

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