Woman stabs hubby in food row

A 37-YEAR-OLD man from Old Lobengula is fighting for his life after his wife, Chinaraidzo Matongo, allegedly stabbed him in the chest over a misunderstanding for cooking late.


The court heard that Stephen Nyoni was seriously injured when he tried to advise his wife to refrain from spending most of her time at the bar, leaving behind their 10-year-old daughter alone.

Matongo was brought before Western Commonage provincial magistrate Willard Mafios Moyo facing charges of violating Section 3(1)(a) of the Domestic Violence Act.

She pleaded guilty to stabbing her husband, but she said she was driven by anger and shame.

“I do admit I stabbed my husband. However, I was angry and out of my senses,” she said.

“I want to apologise to my husband, I overreacted that day.”

Matongo was remanded in custody to March 3 for continuation of trial.She said her husband had been good to her and her child and what she did was uncalled for.

Prosecutor Mufaro Mageza told the court that on that fateful night, Nyoni was drinking at MaMkhwananzi beer garden with his wife and a couple of friends. When the two got home, Matongo started making supper for the family, when her husband approached her to advise her that she should try and cook early.

“I never refused or banished her from drinking, but I advised her that she should first take care of her family as a married woman,” Nyoni said.

Upon hearing the advice, all hell broke loose and the wife went berserk, grabbed a kitchen knife from a drawer and stuck it into her hubby’s chest.

Nyoni called out for help while their 10-year-old daughter watched in horror. A police patrol unit heard the noise and rushed to the house, where they found Nyoni lying on the floor with blood gashing from the right side of the chest.

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