A Zimbabwean husband who was refusing to sleep with his wife paid a heavy price when his wife poured hot cooking oil over him as he slept. Muchaneta Beauty Manyande was dragged to court and she pleaded guilty to contravening the Domestic Violence Act. She will perform 210 hours of unpaid work for burning her husband Richard Kagocha.
According to zimbabwean media, She admitted to scalding Kagocha with hot oil but submitted that she did it in self-defence as her husband was assaulting her and refusing to sleep with her. Allegations are that on October 4 around 5am, Kagocha was asleep when his wife Manyande boiled cooking oil and splashed it on him. He sustained burns on his stomach, thigh and right hand.
Asked why she had not reported the assault to the police, she said Kagocha had threatened to ditch her. The matter took a new twist before the court when Kagocha testified that he had to seek solace in beer after his wife accused him of sleeping with his mother.
Manyande however did not challenge the statement and said that Kagocha had told her that he will no longer sleep with her again and promised to make her suffer. She added that she once had an argument with Kagocha in connection with his devotion to his mother.