MWENEZI – It is a story of neighbours and the wives!
A man from Maparara Village in Mwenezi under Chief Chitanga assaulted a woman next door because she had refused him permission to drop his wife's clothes whom he believed was having an affair with the later's husband.
Moses Sirove (35) rode his bicycle into Letwin Kwerengwe's homestead in Village 1, Bonora and wanted to leave his wife's suitcase there. He accused Kwerengwe's husband of having an affair with his wife.
Kwerengwe, however, protested against the move and insisted that the suitcase should not be left at the homestead and this angered Sirove who went on to assault Kwerengwe with claps and fists.
Magistrate Honest Musiiwa convicted Sirove of assault and fined him $30 or 15 days imprisonment.
Musiiwa suspended two months of the sentence for five years on condition of good behaviour. The fine is supposed to be paid on or before February 28, 2017.
It is the state's case that on February 17, 2017 at around 4pm, Sirove approached Kwerengwe carrying a suitcase on his bicycle.
The accused person told the complainant that he had come to drop his wife's bag at the complainant's homestead because the complainant's husband was having an affair with his wife.
The complainant refused to let the accused person leave the bag.
Kwerengwe sustained some injuries as a result of the assault.
Kwerengwe was taken to hospital for medical examination and the case was reported to the Police leading to the arrest of Sirove.
Willard Chasi prosecuted for the state.local news