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Jubilee Mahlamvana

ZVISHAVANE - A jealousy Zvishavane man appeared before magistrate Storey Rushambwa for allegedly beating his wife with fists before stabbing her with a knife on the finger over a suspicious phone call.
Elmon Dube (34), of house number 1023 Eastlea, was charged with two counts of domestic violence to which he pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody to September 19, 2016 for sentencing.
It is reported that on September 13, 2016, the accused had a dispute with his wife over a phone call.
Dube had become suspicious after his wife went out of the house to answer the phone call.
The jealous husband could reportedly not contain himself over this issue and was so angry that he beat and stabbed his wife with a knife as punishment.
On the second count, the respondent was charged for stabbing his wife's younger sister who had decided to restrain Dube who was now in a serious scuffle with his wife.
The younger sister sustained a deep cut on her upper lip as a result of the attack and a police report was then made leading to Dube's arrest.
Dube's wife was however found to have exaggerated the extent of the attack after reporting that she had been stabbed on the finger and on her left butt although a medical report which did not even bear her name showed otherwise.
She was then ordered to go back and obtain a well written report, with the accused being put on further remand as a result of the delay.
Sheila Mupindu prosecuted.

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