A 27 YEAR-OLD Beitbridge woman who allegedly killed her 50-year-old husband by kicking him on his privates before finishing him off by stabbing him with a kitchen knife during a fight over money for rent, appeared in court yesterday.
Geraldine Nyoni is accused of killing her husband Majahana Mazibuko on March 4 during a fight at their rented home in Dulivhadzimu high density suburb.
Nyoni appeared before Bulawayo High Court Judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa charged with murder in connection with the death of her husband.
Prosecuting, Chief Public Prosecutor, Mrs Tariro Rosa Takuva said the couple had a long history of domestic disputes relating to money issues.
She was remanded in custody to December 4 for judgment.
The court heard that on March 4 last year at about 8PM, the accused person and the deceased were at their place of residence when a misunderstanding ensued over money for rent.
An hour later, the couple received two visitors, Zwelibanzi Phakathi and Saidi Chisa who were related to Mazibuko.
“The two visitors had come to complain to the accused person over her alleged ill-treatment of the deceased. The accused person and the two visitors went on to exchange harsh words over the issue. After about 30 minutes, Phakathi and Chisa went to their car and drove off,” said Mrs Takuva.
Mazibuko remained behind trying to calm down his wife after their dispute had arisen over the issue of money. The court heard that Nyoni allegedly kicked her husband on the private parts before she picked a kitchen knife and stabbed him.
“A fight ensued between the two resulting in the woman picking a kitchen knife. She stabbed her husband on the right side of the neck and fled from the scene leaving him lying in a pool of blood,” said Mrs Takuva.
Soon after committing the alleged offence, Nyoni went to the police station where she made a report of domestic violence.
Neighbours rushed Mazibuko to Beitbridge District Hospital where he died upon admission. Nyoni was later arrested by police and the blood- stained knife was recovered from their house.
In her defence through her lawyer, Mr Tawanda Tavengwa of Mutuso, Taruvinga and Mhiribidi Legal Practitioners, she denied the charge, arguing that the deceased stabbed himself during the scuffle.
“I did not stab the deceased. In fact, it is the deceased who started attacking me and when he grabbed a knife and tried to stab me. That is when I managed to get hold of the hand which was carrying the weapon and twisted it during which he accidentally stabbed himself on the neck,” she said.
Nyoni said she was frightened and out of shock she stormed out of the house and went to the police station to report the matter.