A soldier from Pumula South suburb and is stationed in Bulawayo has been arrested for assaulting his wife after he discovered that she was in the habit of gossiping about him with her relatives and friends.
A source said Nkululeko Ndungwane, 42, and Tambudzai Mugoti’s marriage seemed to be going well until recently, when Mugoti developed the habit of gossiping about her husband.
Now every time Mugoti gossips about Ndungwane she gets bashed.
Their relationship has become so sour that Mugoti sometimes moves out of her matrimonial home after being bashed.
“I am married to Nkululeko Ndungwane and my problem is that my husband is very violent and physically assaults me whenever he hears that I gossiped about him. On top of that every time we have a problem he chases me out of our home.
“Another thing is he always destroys property when he gets angry and does not financially support the family,” said Mugoti.
In his ruling presiding Western Commonage magistrate Tancy Dube granted Mugoti a protection order in which she ordered Ndungwane to refrain from verbally and physically assaulting Mugoti.