A Harare man says Temba Mliswa has snatched his wife. Tafadzwa Tamangani (46) said this in court when he was charged with bashing his wife, Janet.

He told the court that Janet relocated to Mliswa’s house for three months before she came back home trying to evict him with a peace order. Tamangani also claimed that he was in possession of Janet’s pictures with Mliswa.

The court heard that on June 7, the complainant arrived home from an outing in the company of her four children and discovered that the bedroom was locked when she tried to enter. Janet managed to get the keys and the accused grabbed her by the jacket, pushing her against the wall and dragged her around.

The court heard that as result of the dragging and pushing, the complainant suffered injuries to the chest and ankle.