Pregnant woman in coma after being assaulted by husband

By Fungai Jachi

A Harare man, who allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife until she fell unconscious, has appeared in court facing charges of physical abuse.

37-year-old Farai Simon reportedly had a misunderstanding with his wife before assaulting her until she fell on the ground and lost consciousness.

The court heard that the complainant was taken to the hospital where she is in a comma.

Simon who has been remanded in custody will be back in court this Wednesday for bail ruling.

Meanwhile, two alleged fraudsters, Innocent Elias and Master Zimucha have appeared in court on four fresh charges of fraud involving at least 30 thousand United States dollars.

Allegations are that the two placed adverts on their Facebook page selling vehicles before asking their unsuspecting victims to pay through Mukuru money transfer.

The court heard that the accused would then use fake identity cards to collect the money.

The two, who face multiple counts of fraud, have been remanded in custody.