PERSONAL hygiene is important and it can be a deal breaker in relationships when one takes it for granted.
At times it can lead to domestic violence.
Well, this actually turned out to be the case for a woman from Bulawayo who was hit twice at the back of the head with a pot by her husband as punishment for relieving herself in a bucket that they used for bathing.
Frustrated by his wife, Providence Ndlovu (30)’s alleged unhygienic habits, Sylvester Nyatsanga (50), from Sidojiwe Flats near Belmont industrial area, savagely assaulted her with fists several times all over the body before he went on to strike her with a pot on the back of the head.
Circumstances are that on 1 July 2022 and at around midnight, Nyatsanga woke up and went outside the bedroom.
When he came back after some minutes, he discovered that his wife had used the bucket which they used for bathing to relieve herself instead of the one which they had been using for that purpose.
That didn’t go down well with Nyatsanga who started shouting at his wife, unleashing profanities, saying she was unhygienic.
The verbal slur degenerated into a fight between the parties.
At the height of the brawl, Nyatsanga started assaulting his wife with fists several times all over the body. As if that was not enough, he went on to hit her twice with a pot at the back of the head.
As a result of the savage attack the wife sustained injuries and was referred to hospital for medical examination.
The matter was later reported to the police leading to Nyatsanga’s arrest.
Nyatsanga has since appeared in court, facing charges of physical abuse as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 5:16.
He was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody to August 2 on $2 000 bail.