Kudakwashe Mahachi’s ex-wife Maritha Ndlovu has won custody of their four-year-old son Diego after challenging the decision to take the child from her.

Social welfare officers had taken the child so that he can give an independent testimony in the criminal matter which is pending against Mahachi.

Mahachi is accused of assaulting and scalding his four year old son while at his house in South Africa.

Through her lawyers, Coghlan and Welsh, Ndlovu argued that no persuasive reasons were given by the Social Welfare Department as to why it fears for the safety of the minor child while with his mother.