Attack on woman for yoghurt earns man 7 years in jail
The love for yoghurt has landed an unsuspecting Maun man with a hot temper in jail for seven years.
23- year-old Eric Othokile sat dazed in court this week as he contemplated his future behind bars for a crazed attack he carried out on his girlfriend simply bcause she wouldn’t serve him yoghurt.
Othokile assaulted Nkhathi Gabatwaelwe, 26 with a log on October 27 last year for refusing to give him one of the six (6) yoghurts she had bought for the couple’s children.
The fight broke out after Gabatwaelwe had distributed the yoghurts to the children and gave their father none.
He angrily demanded a yoghurt. When his lover said she had only bought enough for the children the irate man grabbed a wooden log that was lying around and threatened to kill her.
Before she could run for her life the man went into a rage and brutally hit her on the head until she fainted. When she came to, she was alone in the hut lying in a pool of blood.
Her neighbours called the police and she was taken to Sehithwa Clinic where she was transferred to Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital in Maun and later to Nyangabgwe hospital in Francistown where she was treated for head injuries for two weeks.
Asked to mitigate Othokile said: “I plead with the court not to send me to jail but to order me to pay a fine in the form of cattle.”
Commenting on the sentence Gabatwaelwe who bears the scars of the battering said she was happy with the outcome and threatened to demand P5 000 compensation from Othokile throuh a civil suit.fight for yoghurt.