An elderly Bulawayo woman was last week arraigned before the court for throwing a cabbage at her husband after he brought rotten tomatoes home.
BY PRESTIGE GAMA
Nyasha Muzenda (60) of Nkulumane says she hit her 67-year-old husband Roseville Muzenda in anger.
Last Friday, she appeared before Western commonage magistrate Willard Mafios Moyo who spared her jail on condition she does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.
Muzenda told the court that she was angry because her husband called her miripiri (chillies) after she told him to return the rotten tomatoes to people who sold them to him.
“How can he call me miripiri when I asked him to take the tomatoes back and bring fresh ones?” she said.
“I committed the offence because I was angry Your Worship.”
Prosecutor Nomzamo Ndlovu had told the court that on the day in question, Roseville came home from work with tomatoes and cabbage.
He handed them to his wife who noticed the tomatoes were rotten.
She ordered Roseville to take the tomatoes back to where he bought them.
Muzenda then threw the cabbage head at her husband and hit him on the chest. Roseville reported the matter to the police, leading to his wife’s arrest.