Cephas Shava in Mwenezi
27 Jan 2017 - MWENEZI - A 22-year-old polygamous man who shared a single bedroom, same blankets with his two wives and a one-year-old son recently assaulted his 19-year-old elder wife after she had jiggled him while he was busy having sex with his 17-year-old second wife.
Appearing before the Mwenezi Magistrate, Honest Musiwa, Oliver Mapepa of village 4 Lapacha, Chief Chitanga, pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting his wife Nyarai Masere and was fined US$25 or alternatively 10 days behind bars.
Prosecutor Angelinah Makonya revealed that on January 3 this year in Village 4 Lapacha at around 8: 00 pm, Mapepa, who was asleep with his two wives in the same hut and same blankets, assaulted Masere with open hands several times on the face and head.
When asked by the magistrate, why he assaulted his wife, Mapepa said Masere was denying him access to his second wife.
The scuffle started when Masere mistakenly nudged Mapepa, who was making love to his younger wife, with her elbow.
This irritated Mapepa who abandoned the lovemaking business and began to beat Masere. A police report was made at Mwenezi Police Station leading to Mapepa's arrest.
TellZim News is reliably informed that Mapepa's wives are happy with their family set up despite all of them using a single hut for both kitchen and bedroom.news