A violently possessive husband beat and critically injured his wife with stones until she collapsed at their home in Pumula South.
Thulani Lunga used stones to repeatedly bash Silungile Tshalibe screaming accusations like “How dare you touch my phone”, sources said.
According to sources trouble began when Tshalibe opened Lunga’s phone and found some love messages while he was asleep.
“She then awoke her husband intending to confront him. When Lunga woke up he immediately started assaulting Tshalibe with fists several times on the face.
“Fearing for her life Tshalibe exited the house and an angry Lunga followed. He picked stones and hit her several times all over the body until she collapsed,” said the source.
Lunga reportedly fled from the scene when a neighbour rushed to his house, leaving his bloodied wife behind while shocked witnesses attended to Tshalibe.
Neighbours in Pumula South where the couple lives said Lunga was abusive and a heavy drinker, though his wife was a devoted wife and mother.
“She is a really good lady, and a mom who is very dedicated to her children. It’s terrible that she has to go through so much abuse,” said a woman from the neighbourhood.
When Lunga re-appeared Tshalibe filed for a protection order.
“I am tired of being abused by my husband and now I am scared he is going to kill me. He is also promiscuous and every time I ask him about his girlfriends he gets angry and becomes violent,” read part of Tshalibe’s court documents.
Magistrate Tancy Dube granted an interim order.