A man has landed in court after he assaulted his wife with a cooking stick for refusing to have sex with him. It was alleged that Chibuwe was at his place of residence at Ralyton Club at around 8am on April 8 where he demanded to be intimate with Salowa without the use of protection. He got annoyed as a result and began to beat the wife mercilessly, even going to the extent of beating her with a cooking stick.
He pleaded guilty to the charges of assault when he appeared before senior Mutare magistrate, Sekai Chiundura. He, however, insisted that he had not assaulted Sasha Salowa (18) his wife over his conjugal rights, but because of other spousal misunderstandings.
“Your Worship, the complainant is my wife, but she lied to the police when she made the report. I assaulted her, but it was not over unprotected sex as she is alleging. We had a mere misunderstanding as a young couple that is just starting a family. Why would I force her to be intimate?” he asked the court.
In sentencing him, Chiundura said he had no right whatsoever to put the law into his own hands and assault his wife regardless of what she had done to him.
He had initially been slapped with a 90-day-jail term which was, however, suspended on condition that he pays $100 fine by May 21.