A WOMAN from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her tenant for seducing her husband by wearing skimpy skirts.
The tenant was also insulted for failing to pay rent.
Sithembinkosi Mathe (40) insulted her tenant Ritha Nyoni (25) for failing to pay rentals for the last two months.
The insider said: “She (Mathe) grabbed Ritha by the throat and throttled her. She demanded her money and fiercely accused her of wearing skimpy skirts to seduce her husband.”
The raging Mathe punched Ritha and kicked her all over the body while threatening to kill her. Ritha wailed for help, prompting a neighbour to come to her rescue.
Ritha reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Mathe.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.
She urged community members to desist from taking the law into their own hands.
Asst Msebele advised community members to engage relatives, police, pastors or friends rather than to take law into their hands.
Mathe said: “It was a family dispute. Please don’t publish the story, it will ruin my reputation because I’m a respected person in the community and I hold an important position at church.”
Efforts to get a comment from Ritha were fruitless as her mobile number went straight to voicemail.