A Zimbabwean woman has being charged to court for beating her husband because he attended a church different from hers.
Susan Mudzengi, 43, turned her husband, Paul Ndlovu, ten years her senior, into a punching bag on 20 May after the man returned home having attended the African Apostolic Church. She was taken to court and is facing a charge of domestic violence and public indecency.
The woman who is a member of the Apostolic Sect run by a Johanne Masowe was slammed with additional count after she stripped at a police station to avoid being detained in the cell.
Prosecutor Munyonga Kuvarega told the Beitbridge Magistrate, Goodswill Mavenge that Ndlovu is the headmaster at Nottingham Primary School in Beitbridge.
As reported by Zimbabwean NewsDay, Kuvarega said on May 20 this year Ndlovu returned home from church and Mudzengi started shouting at him for attending the Apostolic church.
“Ndlovu was served with supper by his daughter and when he finished eating, Mudzengi grabbed him by the neck and pushed him to the floor before she sat on him and assaulted him several times with fists. The accused also destroyed Ndlovu’s Bible, anointing oil and Mwazha’s(his pastor’s) picture.
“The complainant managed to escape and reported the matter to the police, leading to Mudzengi’s arrest.
Mudzengi was arrested on 17 June 17, but on arrival at the police station, she became violent on learning she would be detained.
She removed all her clothes in full view of male police officers and other people at the station. She then threw the clothes away.Female police officers later grouped around her and forced her to wear her clothes before she was escorted into the cells.