A MAN from Epworth on the outskirts of Harare has been slapped with a seven-year jail term for trying to kill his wife over a bus ticket.
Ben Talent was sentenced to an effective five-year jail term by Harare magistrate Taurai Manuwere after two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
The court heard that on July 12 this year, Talent arrived home and found a bus ticket on his matrimonial bed which had been bought by his wife, Faith Matematema.
He then accused her of infidelity.
The next day, Talent assaulted his wife with a shovel until she fell unconscious. Neighbours took her to hospital.
Before the police arrived, Talent tried to kill himself by stabbing his throat with a sharp object.