A Zimbabwean man assaulted his wife accusing her of cheating on him with a snake after he found the reptile on their matrimonial bed with her.
Atleast that was what he said when he -Leonard Mpofu (60) – appeared in court facing charges of domestic violence.
But his story didn’t deter the magistrate from sentencing him to pay a fine of $200 or 90 days in prison for assaulting his wife.
According to zimeye, this was the fifth time the man had attacked his wife -Ms Alengiwe Mabhena (55)- over the same accusations.
After sighting the snake, He said he had consulted tsikamutandas (Native Doctor), who confirmed that the snake belonged to his wife -Ms Mabhena.
He told the court that they have been married for the past 30 years and they have children. Before marrying her, he said he had heard about the family’s witchcraft background but he thought there were just false rumours, but now he regrets not paying heed to the whispers. And when it came to his conjugal rights, he added, Ms Mabhena was ever tired.