A Gwanda man has forced his wife into a life of prostitution as a way for him to make money.
Prince Mhlanga (35), forces his wife Lindiwe Ncube (31) to go into nightclubs in search of clients.
Once she is hired, Ncube will lure the clients to a place where his husband and two accomplices Mlungisi Nhliziyo (30) and Ezra Phiri (19) would pounce on them and rob them of their possessions.
This was revealed by Ncube when she, and the three men appeared before Gwanda magistrate, Miss Lerato Nyathi, facing a robbery charge. Ncube had this to say:
Your Worship my husband is the one who forced me into prostitution so that we could make some money.
He takes me to Cry Mantengwane Night Club together with these other two men and they wait for me get a client and they go on to rob him.
I didn’t want to be a part of this as I realised that it’s wrong but my husband is a violent man. When I refuse to do as he says he victimises me.
In two separate incidents, the gang connived to rob Tinashe Mudimu on May 22, and Bright Mkombwa on May 24. State prosecutor, Ethel Mahachi said:
On 22 May the accused persons were at Cry Mantengwane Night Club. Ncube was hired by Mr Tinashe Mudimu for the night and they went to her home.
Mhlanga, Nhliziyo and Phiri followed them and while Ncube was having sexual intercourse with Mr Mudimu they stormed into the house and attacked him.
The three men robbed Mr Mudimu of his money, cellphones and clothes and they fled from the scene.
On 24 May Ncube met Mr Bright Mkombwa at Cry Mantengwane Night Club and hired her services.
While he was on his way to Ncube’s home, Mr Mkombwa was attacked by the three men who beat him up and took his cell phone and money and fled. The matter was reported to the police resulting in their arrest.
The gang was remanded in custody to June 17.