A Mashala man who could not control his temper landed himself in trouble after he intruded on his mother-in-law while she was bathing at a river before he assaulted his brother-in-law over his wife’s alleged infidelity.
Appearing before Hwange magistrate, Mr Collet Ncube, for contravening section 89 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23 “assault”, Khangelani Nyoni (31) of Makuyu village in Mashala, Hwange, under chief Hwange, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
It is the State’s case as presented by Mrs Simbisai Musvosvengwa that on 26 November 2011, at his homestead, Nyoni came home from Mashala Business Centre and started accusing his wife, Ednah Nyathi, of infidelity, a charge she denied.
She then left to go and bath with her mother and Nyoni followed them to the river.
Nyoni observed them bathing before proceeding to them demanding that his wife hands over her clothes as he had bought them.
He then dragged her back to his homestead while assaulting her with open hands.
Her cries for help prompted her brother, Shelton Nyathi, to intervene.
However, this did not go down well with Nyoni who lost his temper and grabbed an axe before making threats to strike with it.
A struggle for the weapon ensued leading to Nyathi being struck in the process.
Though Nyathi did not sustain visible injuries, he was referred to Hwange hospital for treatment.