Hun­gry wife asks for food, hus­band beats her up

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Court Re­porter

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo has been brought to court after he al­legedly beat up his wife for ask­ing him for food.

She­unopa Maphosa (29) of Nku­lumane sub­urb pleaded guilty to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charge be­fore West­ern Com­mon­age Mag­is­trate Ms Nyaradzo Ringi­sai.

Ms Ringi­sai re­manded him out of cus­tody to next week for sen­tence.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Tony Ka­mud­yariwa said Maphosa as­saulted his wife Ms Leti­cia Tshuma (20) on Satur­day after she in­formed him she could not cook be­cause there was no food in the house.

“On Novem­ber 12 this year at around 4PM, the ac­cused per­son and the com­plainant had a mis­un­der­stand­ing after the com­plainant asked the ac­cused per­son why he was not buy­ing food in the house,” he said.

Mr Ka­mud­yariwa said Maphosa did not take kindly to his wife’s con­fronta­tion and as­saulted her.

“The mis­un­der­stand­ing re­sulted in the ac­cused per­son in­sult­ing the com­plainant. He started slap­ping her on the face,” said Mr Ka­mud­yariwa.

Tshuma did not sus­tain vis­i­ble in­juries and did not seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion. @andile_t­shuma

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