A man from Pumula South suburb in Bulawayo was dragged to court for allegedly assaulting his wife after he found her cooking soya chunks for supper and refusing to give him eggs to cook as relish.
Tuckson Makotore (37) came home drunk and found his wife Grammar Machacha (33) cooking soya chunks.
He told her that he did not want chunks, but eggs.
Emotions boiled between the two as they argued over relish, said the source.
Makotore reached for the tray and took a few eggs to cook, but his wife stood her ground.
In a fit of rage, Makotore grabbed the tray which had 21 eggs and threw it on the floor, causing damage to the eggs, said the source.
He then turned on his wife and pummelled her all over the body with fists and kicked her while accusing her of disrespecting him, said the source.
Makotore took the tomatoes that his wife sells and threw them away.
Machacha sustained a swollen eye and injuries in the ribs, said the source.
The matter was reported at Pumula police station leading to the arrest of Makotore.
Police summoned an ambulance which quickly came and ferried the woman to hospital.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we arrested a man who assaulted his wife after he found her cooking chunks for relish. We would like to urge members of the public especially couples to try by all means to solve their problems amicably than to resort to violence.
“When they are faced with domestic problems they have to seek counselling from a pastor, or elders in the community or police.”
Makotore appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja facing a physical abuse charge.
He pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody to next week on Monday.