A KENSINGTON man in Bulawayo was on Monday slapped with a three-month jail term after being convicted of beating his wife to a pulp and attacking her workmate, who he referred to as his wife's "Ben 10". A "Ben 10" is a man who dates or married a woman who is older than him.
Roberto Mkandla (28) appeared before magistrate Sibongile Msipa facing two counts of assault and was convicted on his own plea of guilty.
"I apologise your worship, I acted out of anger. Imagine finding your wife with a man way younger that her in your marital home," said Mkandla in mitigation.
"Even you would get angry seeing that you've been overtaken by a Ben 10."
Charges against Mkandla are that on the fateful day at around 10pm, he saw his wife, the first complainant Nobukhosi Moyo (28), coming out of their home with her workmate Kiffy Tshabalala (23) just after having sex. It is reported that the bedroom was stuffy and was smelling "fish".
The accused allegedly became furious and started beating his wife until she passed out.
Tshabalala then tried to rescue Moyo from the enraged Mkandla and the accused turned his fury on him and beat him. Now the married woman and her boyfriend can freely enjoy sex for the next three months as the official husband will be languishing in prison, battling it out with other sex-starved jailbirds.