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Man jailed for assaulting wife over sex

Simbarashe Sithole

A Shamva man who severely assaulted his wife after she refused to have sex with him because she was not feeling well has been jailed by a Bindura magistrate.

Emmanuel Chihuta (56), of Rather dale farm, Shamva, will spend three months behind bars after the magistrate Maria Msika conditionally suspended six months of the nine-month sentence.

Prosecutor Tariro Janhi said on August 17 at around 10pm, the man had a misunderstanding with his wife Plaxedes Makiti over conjugal rights. The wife refused to sleep with him that night because of back pain.

Chihuta flew into a rage accusing his wife of being a prostitute before assaulting her with a stick, punching, clapping and kicking her several times all over the body.

Makiti sustained a swollen face and back due to the assault.

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