A woman’s refusal to cook her estranged husband’s favorite meal of sadza and eggs allegedly led to a violent assault that left the woman injured – and now has the man facing court.
Livanary Mazangwira, 33, has been charged with physically abusing his estranged wife Isabel Tafirenyika, 29, after she refused his request to cook him sadza and eggs for supper.
According to prosecutors, Mazangwira approached Tafirenyika through their son on April 16, asking her to cook the meal. But since they were separated, Tafirenyika refused. An enraged Mazangwira allegedly confronted Tafirenyika, shouting at her before grabbing her collar and slapping her face.
Later that night, Mazangwira went to Tafirenyika’s place, forced open the door and grabbed her neck while threatening to kill her. Tafirenyika managed to escape and reported the matter to police, resulting in Mazangwira’s arrest.
Tafirenyika was treated for neck pain sustained during the assault. In court, Mazangwira pleaded not guilty to physical abuse charges under Zimbabwe’s Domestic Violence Act. He was released on bail pending his trial set for May 17.
In the end, Mazangwira’s ‘sadza and egg attack’ on his estranged wife over her refusal to cook his favorite meal has now landed the hungry husband in hot water with the law.