Chaos as man bashes wife with hammer after she confronted him over his girlfriend


A 36-YEAR-OLD man from Pumula South suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly hitting his wife with a hammer after confronting him over his girlfriend.

Qiniselani Oskar Khoza appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja facing a charge of physical abuse as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.

Khoza pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded out of custody to 18 November 2022 for sentencing.

The court heard that on 3 November 2022 and at around 11pm Sibongile Sibanda (38) received a WhatsApp audio from Khoza’s girlfriend who was calling her names.

She insulted Sibanda and also told her that she was now an old woman who was no longer bearing children.

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After that Sibanda then confronted her husband about his girlfriend who had sent her a message while insulting her.

That didn’t go down well with her husband who started strangling and went on to hit her with a hammer on her left palm leading to her sustaining serious injuries.

Sibanda reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Khoza.

— BMetro

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