A 27-year-old man from Bulawayo was fined $30 000 for assaulting his wife as punishment for being greeted by another man while she was on her way to church.
The accused, Daniel Ncube from Njube suburb recently appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Shepherd Mjanja charged with physical abuse as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.
Ncube pleaded guilty to the charge and the magistrate ordered him to pay a fine of $30 000 or spend 60 days in prison.
Allegations were that on 25 November 2022 and at around 6 PM, Kwazinkosi Nkomazana (20) was on her way to church when she met her husband who was coming from the bar.
It was further alleged that when the couple met, Nkomazana was greeted by another man and that angered Ncube.
Nkomazana explained to her husband that there was nothing going on between her and the man but Ncube became violent and assaulted her with fists on the head.
She fled and sought refuge at a nearby house.
Ncube allegedly followed his wife and hit her again with fists and open hands several times all over her body.
The owner of the house then summoned members of the Neighborhood Watch Committee who came to apprehend Ncube.
They escorted him to ZRP Njube where a charge of physical abuse was filed against him. | B-Metro