MWENEZI - A 33-years-old man recently assaulted his wife for allegedly having an extra-marital affair with a Catholic priest.
Appearing before magistrate Mandlenkosi Ndlovu, Makhosini Mangena who resides at Stand Number 35 Neshuro growth point, pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence.
He admitted that he assaulted his wife Sikhanyisiwe Msiza who is employed as a teacher at the Roman Catholic-run’s St Vitalis Primary School in Mwenezi.
Mangena was sentenced to two months imprisonment or alternatively to pay a fine of $100. Three months of the sentence were suspended on condition that he did not commit a similar offence within the next five years.
The State’s case was that in October, the accused came home and began to accuse his wife of having an affair with a priest who also works at St Vitalis. A misunderstanding ensued and Mangena assaulted his wife several times using a whip.
Immediately after the assault, Msiza rushed to the police where she filed a report leading to Mangena’s arrest.
Caroline Pasipanodya prosecuted.