Hubby offers to pay wife for sex

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A CHITUNGWIZA woman left the court in stitches yesterday when she claimed that her husband’s abuse had reached a point where he allegedly treated her like a prostitute and offered to pay for having sex with her.

Vimbai Marufu
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Privilege Rufonya (25) made the claims when her husband Leo Rangarira (41) appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Kudakwashe Jarabhini facing assault charges.
The couple has two children together.

The court heard that on December 23 last year, a dispute arose when the complainant asked her husband to provide her with money to buy food for the family.

The court heard that Rangarira was not amused by the request as he was used to buying the food instead of delegating that responsibility to his wife.

In a fit of rage, he allegedly assaulted her inflicting severe head injuries on her.

Rufonya reported the matter to the police, leading to Rangarira’s arrest.

The woman told the court that she would rather die than live with the accused person.

“He treats me like a doormat and says I am a prostitute and will pay me whenever he sleeps with me. I would rather kill myself than live with this man,” Privilege told the court.

The matter was postponed to tomorrow.