A man from Odzi was slapped with an 18-month jail term for breaking his wife’s arm over a phone number.
Kudakwashe Chitsiku assaulted his wife, Christine Chitsiku, after finding her with a phone number on a piece of paper.
He was convicted on his own guilty plea to the physical abuse charges he was facing when he appeared before Mutare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa on Monday.
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Kudakwashe will, however, serve an effective 12 months in jail after Ramaboa suspended six months of the sentence for five years on condition of good behaviour.
Prosecuting Chris Munyuki said when Kudakwashe found the phone number, he confronted his wife as he suspected that she was cheating on him.
He assaulted his wife all over the body with a log resulting in her sustaining a broken right hand, an eye injury and bruises all over her body.
Neighbours came to Christine’s rescue and rushed her to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital.
Kudakwashe was arrested after neighbours made a report to the police.