A man from Bulawayo allegedly beat up his live-in girlfriend for chasing away a suspected pr#stitute that he had spent a night with in her presence.
Marange pleaded not guilty to a physical abuse charge.
Western commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube remanded him in custody to today for commencement of trial.
Prosecuting, Ms Magret Takawira told the court that on June 9 Marange went to the shops in the morning and left his girlfriend and the pr_ostitute in the house.
She said when he learnt that she had chased the pr_ostitute away, he went home and started shouting at her.
“Accused person woke up early morning and went to the shops. Complainant chased accused’s lover from home. Accused returned and started shouting at the complainant.
“Accused punched complainant several times all over the body. He slapped her on the face and strangled her. Complainant sustained minor injuries but did not seek medical attention,” she said.