By A Correspondent- A Bulawayo man brutally attacked his mother-in-law with a brick on the head, left hand and knee as punishment after the latter restrained him from bashing her daughter whom he accused of having an extra-marital affair.
Pathisani Moyo, 36, from New Luveve, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Stephen Ndhlovu facing two counts of assault.
He pleaded guilty to the charges before he was orded to pay a fine of $5 000. If he defaults on payment, he will serve three months in prison.
Moyo told the court that he was angered after discovering that his wife was having an extra-marital affair.
“I lost my temper after I discovered that my wife was having an extra-marital affair,” said Moyo.
It is the State’s case that on 20 August 2021 at around 3 pm Moyo sent a message to his mother-in-law Sphiwe Dube, who stays in the Matsheumhlope suburb, stating that he was coming to her place of residence.
When he arrived, he started accusing his wife who was at her parents’ house of infidelity and a misunderstanding ensued.
Out of anger, Moyo picked up a brick and struck his wife on the head and right toes several times.
Seeing that her daughter was under attack, Sphiwe tried to intervene but she got more than she had bargained for when Moyo also attacked her with the same brick on the head, hand and on the knee.
Both Yvonne and her mother sustained injuries as a result of the attack and were referred to the hospital for medical examination.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Moyo’s arrest, B-Metro reports.