Smart Phone Destroys Marriage
9 October 2021

By A Correspondent- A Dangamvura couple has known no peace in their home since the wife bought her husband a smart phone as they are constantly bickering over the gadget.

So bad are the squabbles that they degenerate into fights, resulting in the wife confiscating the phone she had bought for her better half as a present.

This emerged at the Mutare Magistrates’ Courts where Takazvida Chakwanda had dragged her husband, Simbarashe Mutore accusing him of bashing her.

Mutore appeared before Mutare provincial magistrate, Mr Langton Mukwengi facing physical abuse charges.

Ms Tafadzwa Chiwanza prosecuted.

A remorseful Mutore admitted assaulting his wife, and pleaded with the court for leniency.

He also begged his wife for forgiveness.

“I am at fault, Your worship. I wronged my wife, and may she, please, forgive me. It was only out of anger that I acted that way because she had taken the phone I was now using for business as well as chatting with my relatives.

“This will never happen again,” he said.

Mutore promised that he will not let things get out of hand again over the phone.

His wife expressed disappointment with how he was misusing the gadget as she claimed Mutore was now in the habit of flirting with other women on the phone.

“I am the one who bought him that phone as a present, and I was bitter to see him chatting with his girlfriends on social media platforms.

“He even saved their pictures in the phone, and I decided to confiscate it.

“This did not go down well with him, and he assaulted me,” said Chakwanda.

Mr Mukwengi fined Mutore $10 000 or 20 days in prison for physically abusing his wife.