Stunner Chideme pleads not guilty to assaulting Dyonne

The trial of urban grooves musician Desmond Chideme, popularly known as Stunner, resumed yesterday at the Harare Magistrates Court.

Chideme, who is accused of assaulting the mother of his daughter, appeared before magistrate, Evelyn Mashavirakure, and pleaded not guilty to the physical abuse charges.

Dyonne claims she was assaulted for more than half-an-hour by the artiste in an ugly moment of rage in Harare in April.

She told the court the couple had been married for over six years and they had a strained relationship for about three months.

Tafirenyika told the court that the assault went on for over 30 minutes non-stop.

Stunner denied ever assaulting his wife in the manner alleged and said he dumped her for cheating on him.

He told the court she was determined to destroy him revealing that Dyonne once stabbed the accused while he was asleep.