NEW!  BREAKING NEWS: Top 5 world’s richest people in 2020 Read More

Metro

WAHALA! Man angrily beats his wife for not singing at funeral in Zimbabwe

1 Mins read

Moyo, the man’s wife, who did not sustain any injuries from the assault reported the matter to the Zimbabwean police and Lucas Mhlanga was arrested.

A 39-year-old man from Mzilikazi suburb in Zimbabwe, has been fined $5,000 for assaulting his wife for not singing at a funeral.

Lucas Mhlanga, a barber, pleaded guilty to assault charges when he appeared before Bulawayo Magistrate Mrs Nomagugu Maphosa on Monday, May 3.

Appearing for the State, Mr Owen Mugari said Mhlanga and his wife Sikhulekile Moyo, 40, were returning home after attending a funeral in the same suburb on Sunday evening when he asked her why she was not singing at the funeral. He then proceeded to assault her. 

Moyo who did not sustain any injuries reported the matter to the police resulting and Mhlanga was arrested.

However, she brought an affidavit to court intending to withdraw the matter saying she had forgiven him as Mhlanga had promised not to assault her again.

“I have forgiven my husband because he promised not to do it again and because he is the father of my only child who is a minor,” said Moyo.

Mhlanga who blamed alcohol for his actions pleaded for the court to be lenient and promised not to assault her again as he now knows it is a serious offence.

“I am sorry to my wife and to the Honourable court. I acted under the influence of alcohol and I did not know that punishing my wife is an offence. Now that I know, I shall never do it again,” said Mhlanga.

The magistrate Mrs Maphosa said the court considers the fact that the complainant had rendered an affidavit intending to withdraw the case and that she was the accused person’s wife and the couple has a child who is a minor.

The magistrate said sending Mhlanga to jail would disturb the child whose upkeep is based on the accused person’s earnings as he was the breadwinner.

Mrs Maphosa ordered Mhlanga to pay $5,000 by May 30 or spend 60 days in prison.

Related posts
Metro

"I built her a school in her name and i satisfy her" - 54-year-old Man left in the dark after wife suddenly moved out with his three children

1 Mins read
The heartbroken man noted that all through the time they were together, he never failed in his responsibilities as a father and…
Metro

Twitter is fun without government - Governor Ganduje's former media aide, Salihu Yakassai 'Dawisu'

1 Mins read
The former media aide to Kano state Governor Ganduje believes twitter is fun without government Governor Ganduje’s former media aide, Salihu Yakassai…
Celebrity NewsMetro

See the bunch of plantain Actor, Mofe Duncan bought for N6000

1 Mins read
The Nigerian actor was shocked and asked where the country is going after buying ‘four’ plantain for N6,000 Actor, Mofe Duncan, shared…
Please SUBSCRIBE for our Latest News

 

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
×
Metro

Two young students bag life imprisonment for killing an Italian police officer after cocaine deal got busted

x
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x