Drunken Man Assaults Wife Over Unprepared Supper, Faces Legal Consequences
In a distressing incident that unfolded late at night, the age-old adage “a hungry man is an angry man” proved true when Meluleki Fuyane (26) returned home intoxicated and unleashed a violent attack on his wife, Thabiso Moyo (22), for not preparing supper.
According to reports, Fuyane, in a drunken state, demanded isitshwala/sadza from Moyo upon his arrival. However, Moyo informed him that she hadn’t cooked due to the lack of mealie-meal, a staple ingredient in the dish.
Enraged by her response, Fuyane viciously grabbed Moyo by the neck and proceeded to physically assault her, delivering punches and slaps. The situation escalated further as he allegedly tied her to a bed and mercilessly thrashed her with a rope, causing injuries all over her body.
In a horrifying act of cruelty, Fuyane proceeded to kick Moyo repeatedly in her private area, accusing her of neglecting her wifely duties due to an alleged affair. Adding insult to injury, he went on to label her as a prostitute.
As a result of the brutal attack, Moyo suffered a deep cut on her face and sustained injuries to her private parts. She bravely reported the incident to the police, leading to the subsequent arrest of her husband.
Fuyane appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Makelo Ncube, where he faced charges of assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted remand until October 16th for trial.