A man has attacked his wife after he thought she had attended President Mnangagwa’s recent rally at Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo.

Farai Nguvaino (31), a council employee, had sent a text message to his wife, Nyembesi Gwatiringa ordering her not to get into busses that ferried supporters to the rally.

The Masvingo Mirror reports that Gwatiringa complied with the instruction but failed to reply to the messages because she had no money in her phone. Nguvaino concluded that his wife disobeyed him and attended the rally. When he got home Nguvaino attacked his wife with a switch all over the body for attending Mnangagwa's rally.

She suffered injuries as a result and was medically examined at Morgenster Mission Hospital. She reported the matter to the Police after hospital staff refused to serve her unless she brought a Police report.

Provincial Magistrate Langton Ndokera found Nguvaino guilty as charged and fined him $50 or 20 days in prsion.