A Harare man appeared before the court for assaulting his adulterous wife, whom he allegedly caught pants down with another man.
Christina Machale, appeared before Harare Civil Court Magistrate Noah Gwatidzo applying for a protection order against her husband Nokote Ali whom she accused of assaulting her physically and verbally. The complainant stunned the court when she openly confessed that she was caught by her husband red handed in bed with another man and also added that her infidelity was not a licence for her husband to abuse her.
Nokote pleaded guilty to the charges and in mitigation stated that he had been angered by his wife’s acts.
” She is into prostitution. I caught her with another man in our house, that’s why I always beat her. I admit that beating her up was not right, but I struggle to look after the family and she is not satisfied,” said Ali.
Machele also told the court that her actions were justified because her husband was not taking care of the family and what she did was her efforts to take care of the family.
”He does not buy food; he is failing to maintain his children, I had to look for other means to take care of the family. He caught me with another man, but that does not give him the right to beat me. After the incident, he has been abusing me every day. He calls me a prostitute in front of my minor children,” she said
Magistrate Gwatidzo granted Christina the protection order.