A WOMAN from Kalonga village in Siabuwa, Binga, allegedly attacked her husband’s senior wife and almost bit off her finger in a catfight over what she perceived as his unfair sexual favours in their polygamous union.
This emerged when Nosizi Muchimba (21) appeared before Binga resident magistrate Stephen Ndlovu to answer to a charge of assault.
Muchimba pleaded guilty to the charge and told the court that she had been angered by her husband’s habit of denying her conjugal rights by always sleeping with Tracy Muleya (24).
She said when she confronted her husband about it, the senior wife intervened triggering her rage.
Ndlovu remanded Muchimba to January 31 for sentencing. The court heard that on November 17 last year, the two wives had a quarrel over a cloth used to cover a radio which degenerated into a fight.
Muchimba bit Muleya’s left hand middle finger and almost severed it during the fight. When asked why she bit Muleya, Muchimba retorted that the fight was all about conjugal rights.
“I’m not getting conjugal rights from our husband as he spends most of his time with her,” she said.
“When I complained to our husband about it, Muleya was against me and that is what caused the fight.”