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Court adjourns ruling in former Musanze vice mayor’s assault case

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The High Court’s Detached Chamber of Musanze has adjourned the ruling of a case in which former Musanze vice mayor for economic affairs appealed against five year sentence handed to him for assaulting and inflicting injuries to his wife.

During trial proceedings; Kamariza Olive, the victim, and wife of Ndabereye wrote a message on her Twitter account in January 2020 showing a picture of herself after Ndabereye violently beat her injuring a large part of her scalp.

She also mentioned several instances where her husband abused her despite continuous mediation where both her husband’s family and hers tried to mend their relationship.

On 27th February 2020, Musanze Intermediary Court handed him five-year sentence and fines worth Rwf 1 million. Ndabereye immediately filed an appeal to the High Court’s Detached Chamber of Musanze.

He recently appeared in court on 5th January 2021 where he admitted charges against him but appealed for lessened penalties.

The court has adjourned the ruling that was expected to be read yesterday so as to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures.

The ruling has been set for 3rd February 2021.

Ndabereye Augustin was arrested on 30th August 2019. The crime of assault took place during the night of August 29 last year at the couple’s home in Musanze town.



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