A HWANGE man got a thorough beating from his friend whom he had left at a beer drinking party, only to go and “court” his wife.
Daimon Nyoni reportedly left Isaac Ndlovu at his homestead where they were drinking and proceeded to his (Ndlovu’s) home, where he pretended to be searching for a missing goat.
Ndlovu (41) then assaulted Nyoni, whom he accused of courting his wife. This emerged when Ndlovu appeared before provincial magistrate Portia Mahlangu on charges of assault.
He was sentenced to four months in prison, which were wholly suspended on condition he performs 140 hours of community service at Mashala Primary School.
Ndlovu told the court that after finding Nyoni, with whom he had been drinking beer earlier, at his homestead in the company of his “delighted” wife, he suspected he was being cheated on.
“Your honour, when I found him at my homestead in the company of my wife who seemed delighted, I suspected that he wanted to snatch my wife from me,” he said.
“He had told her that he was looking for his missing goat, but when I arrived, he had made himself at home so I suspected foul play.”
The court heard that on October 26 2014 at around 6pm, Nyoni arrived at Ndlovu’s homestead looking for a missing goat.
Ndlovu arrived later only to be greeted by his wife’s laughter and almost collapsed when he noticed that Nyoni was the one responsible for her liveliness.
Enraged at what he was seeing, he leapt onto Nyoni and began assaulting him with fists several times in the face.
Neighbours, who were attracted by screams from Ndlovu’s wife, saved Nyoni, who sustained a swollen face from further assault.
Onias Nyathi prosecuted.