A 24-YEAR-OLD Chitungwiza woman had to flee for her dear life after her husband severely bashed and threatened to axe her after he rejected the food she had prepared for him.
Given Mutsetse (35), who resides in Zengeza 2 with his wife, was fined $100 or to spent 20 days in jail on his own plea of guilty when he appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Lazarus Murendo on Wednesday facing charges of physical abuse and harassment.
Murendo wholly suspended an additional two months on condition of good behaviour for five years.
Prosecutor Zuvarashe Mushayabasa told the court that on September 14, this year at around 1200hrs, the complainant Beaula Banda served her husband his food. The court heard that Mutsetse threw the food in the bin and damaged the plate.
Banda took to the heels after sensing danger. But Mutsetse followed and caught her before severely assaulting her with open hands and clenched fist all over her body.
Mutsetse, who was in a fit of rage also threatened to kill her with axe.
Banda ran away and sought refuge at their neighbour’s place until her mother-in-law came to her rescue and a police report was made leading to Mutsetse’s arrest.
The complainant sustained some injuries.