A woman from Bulawayo was arrested after she attacked her husband with a padlock before savagely pummeling him with a stick.
Dorothy Madumba (24) severely assaulted her husband Prince Masuku (32) after he asked her why she answered her boyfriend’s call in his presence.
Dorothy pleaded not guilty when she appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncubeto to answer to physical abuse charges.
She was remanded out of custody to next week on Tuesday.
The court heard that on Monday this week at around 7 pm, as Masuku was sitting with his wife at their place of residence, Dorothy’s boyfriend allegedly phoned asking where they could meet.
In an effort to try and avert her husband from overhearing their conversation, Dorothy moved a few metres away from her husband and spoke for more than 10 minutes on the phone, the court heard.
After she had finished talking to her alleged boyfriend, her suspicious husband asked her why she was disrespecting her by allowing her boyfriend to call her in his presence, the court heard.
Masuku’s question stoked Dorothy’s anger as she ran amok and picked a padlock and struck Prince on the head, causing him to fall.
As if that was not enough, Dorothy allegedly picked a stick and struck her husband several times all over the body.
Masuku sustained nine lacerations on the head and was referred to Mpilo Central Hospital for treatment, B-Metro reports.
In other news, iHarare reported that a Bulawayo woman allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife because she wanted to reconcile with her ex-hubby.
Ntombikayise Ndlovu (45) is said to have stabbed Nicholas Mavura last Saturday after a heated misunderstanding, allegedly over her desire to rekindle romance with her ex-husband, at Mavura’s family home in Njube.