Man assaults granny over a�?inheritancea��

Nhlalwenhle Ncube
A 76-year-old granny from Bulawayo is living in fear because her grandson wants to know what he stands to inherit when she dies.

Arlington Sheriff Mathobela (28) meant business. He beat up his grandmother Soneni Mpofu who resides in Nkulumane on 20 August because she refused to tell him what he stood to gain.

Now living in fear, Mpofu reported the matter that has since gone to court.

Still in shock, she told B-Metro how things have been between them.

a�?I am living in fear. It was not the first time heA� assaulted me,a�? she said about the latest incident.

Mpofu said Mathobela charged at her demanding to be given money that would be used for her funeral wake when she finally dies. He was suspecting that she had a budget for it.

a�?We had a misunderstanding after he demanded money for my burial. He then changed and demanded to know how much he was going to benefit,a�? said Mpofu.

Mpofu believes that such a suspicion was raised when she received documents that he thought had something to do with her funeral policy.

Mathobela has since appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Sibongile Msipha Marondedze where he pleaded guilty to physical abuse charges.

The court heard that Mathobela beat his grandmother after she refused to disclose the amount of money he was going to benefit after her death.

The magistrate slapped him with three months imprisonment.

Two months were suspended for five years on condition he does not commit a similar offence.

For the remaining month, he will perform community service at Mandwande High school for six weeks.