A 33-years-old man recently assaulted his wife for allegedly having an extra-marital affair with a well-known Catholic priest.
Appearing before magistrate Mandlenkosi Ndlovu, Makhosini Mangena who resides at Stand Number 35 Neshuro growth point, pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence.
He admitted that he assaulted his wife Sikhanyisiwe Msiza who is employed as a teacher at the Roman Catholic-run’s St Vitalis Primary School in Mwenezi.
Mangena was sentenced to two months imprisonment or alternatively to pay a fine of $100. Two months of the sentence were suspended on condition that he did not commit a similar offence within the next five years.
The State’s case was that in October, the accused came home and began to accuse his wife of having an affair with the priest who also works at St Vitalis. A misunderstanding ensued and Mangena assaulted his wife several times using a whip.
Immediately after the assault, Msiza rushed to the police where she filed a report leading to Mangena’s arrest.
Caroline Pasipanodya prosecuted.