Smallhouse attacks married elderly lover for ‘coming home drunk’

AN elderly married Bulawayo man has been left hospitalised after he was allegedly attacked with an iron rod by his 21-year-old lover who accused him of coming home drunk.


Bulawayo magistrate Sithembiso Ncube yesterday presided over the case where Silethiwe Ndlovu of Matsheumhlope was facing charges of attempted murder after striking Ephraim Ncube with an iron rod on the head several times.

Ndlovu was not asked to plead to the charge and was remanded in custody to September 8.

According to court records, Ncube, who is aged over 70 years, is married, but decided to move out of his matrimonial home to live with Ndlovu.

The court heard that on August 18 this year, Ncube arrived at the Matsheumhlope home where he had moved in to stay with his mistress.

He was drunk and this did not go down well with the accused. Ndlovu allegedly picked an iron rod and struck the complainant several times on the head.

It is the State case that when Ndlovu was attacking Ncube, she was seen by neighbours who then reported the matter to the police.

Ironically, Ncube’s ditched wife is now caring for him while in hospital.

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