A Bulawayo couple has appeared before a magistrate facing charges of stripping and assaulting their maid for demanding her full wages.
Daniel and Briana Mutoronga denied the charges when they appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Nomasiko Ndlovu last week.
Allegations are that on 2 January this year, at around 8 am, a dispute arose between Soneni Sibanda and her employer after she was given US$30 instead of the agreed US$80.
An argument ensued between the two parties and the couple subsequently ordered Sibanda to leave their home and she refused, demanding her money.
The couple then allegedly tore the complainant’s clothes and threw them out of the house.
Sibanda allegedly tried fighting back but was overpowered by the two who dragged her off their yard naked.
She called her husband in Gwabalanda who rushed to the scene.
The matter was then reported to the police leading to the Mutorongas’ arrest.
Owen Mugari prosecuted.