A 38-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arrested for assaulting his wife who had denied him sex after he got home drunk.
Victor Gandiya of Emakhandeni suburb punched Pauline Katakwa several times on the face.
Gandiya appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Tancy Dube facing a charge of physical abuse.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and awaits his sentence on Friday.
The prosecutor Thembeni Mpofu said on April 12 at around 9.30 pm, Gandiya got home from his drinking spree and woke up his wife demanding sex.
Katakwa refused and her husband held her by the collar of her pyjamas and punched her several times on the face,” she said.
In her testimony Katakwa said she denied her husband sex because he had a tendency of going to bars leaving her with no food.
“On that day in question, my husband got home while l was already sleeping. He woke me up demanding sex and l refused.
“He assaulted me and we exchanged words. I told him why l was denying him sex and l think that got him angry. He held me by the collar and beat me up on the face,” she said.
The court heard that Katakwa screamed and ran outside. Her husband locked her outside and she spent the night there.
Katakwa reported the matter to the police and Gandiya was arrested.