A man who had visited his friend with his wife caused a scene at his friend’s house as he ran berserk and beat his wife over an undisclosed issue and stabbed a man who tried to restrain him from further assaulting his wife.
The dramatic incident happened on Sunday at around 8pm in Hillcrest suburb and it lasted for about 15 minutes.
A source close to the case said when Arnold Chiturumani (31) was at the gate leaving for his home with his wife Shanaaz Chiketa (29), Akem Manyika (40) heard loud screams at the gate and rushed to see what was happening.
He found Chiketa crying and upon asking her she told him that Chiturumani had bashed her over an undisclosed issue. Manyika intervened and calmed them down and returned to his bedroom and retired to bed.
After a few minutes Manyika heard loud cries from outside and rushed there and found Chiturumani pummelling his wife. He tried to restrain him but in the grip of strong emotion he charged towards him and violently pushed him against the gate.
“He fumbled in his pocket and drew an Okapi knife and stabbed him in the left forefinger while he was trying to evade the knife. He warned him not to intervene in his marital issues and threatened to kill him,” said a privy source.
Manyika reported the matter at Hillside Police Station leading to the arrest of Chiturumani.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident: “I can confirm that we have arrested a man who assaulted his wife over an undisclosed issue at his friend’s house and also stabbed his friend who was restraining him from further assaulting his wife. We would like to urge couples to solve their marital differences amicably rather than to take law into their own hands. They should engage third parties such as pastors or elders in the community.”