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Man convicted of fighting with son-in-law over stripper

By Mason White 4:55 PM November 19, 2014

By: Wayne Morin
A man learned that hard way that going to a bar with a father-in-law is not a good idea.

However, the father-in-law has been spared jail after beating his son-in-law over a stripper.

Vusa Manxiweni, 40, of Gweru, Zimbabwe, became angry when he saw his son-in-law dancing with a woman, whom he allegedly had his eye on.

Gweru Magistrate Tendai Madanire Manxi sentenced the man to 24 months in prison, but 6 months were suspended under condition of good behavior.

The remaining 18 months were suspended on condition that he completes 520 hours of community service at a local school.

Prosecutor Bernard Nyoni told the court that Manxiweni and his son-in-law, Thamsanqa Sibanda, were drinking beer with friends at the Rumours Night Club when Sibanda went to the dance floor and danced with a stripper.

Nyoni said that Manxiweni was filled with jealousy. He approached Sibanda and told him to leave the woman alone.

Sibanda complied out of respect for his father-in-law.

Nyoni told the court that moments later, Sibanda approached his father-in-law and said that he was not happy with what he had done.

The father-in-law grabbed an empty beer bottle and struck his Sibanda just above the right eye. Sibanda started bleeding and left the club.

The court heard that Manxiweni then started throwing bricks at his son-in-law, forcing him to flee and call police, leading to the father-in-law’s arrest.