A man left the community shocked after he stormed into his mother-in-law's house, dragged her out while naked and brutally assaulted her for luring his wife into prostitution.
On 20 November last year at around 11pm, the 31-year-old stormed into Mrs Simangaphi Moyo's house and accused her of driving his wife to prostitution.
Tshuma, who was armed with a log, entered the mother-in-law's bedroom and grabbed her before pushing her outside while she was naked. Tshuma allegedly struck the complainant with the log all over the body. The complainant sustained serious injuries on the left side of the body. After beating up the mother-in-law, he went to his uncle's place in search for his wife.
It was heard that his uncle told him that his wife was not there but Tshuma would have none of it and accused him of hiding his wife in the bedroom. A misunderstanding arose that resulted in Tshuma arming himself with a log and struck the complainant with it on the left side of his chest and left leg.
The two complainants went to seek medical attention before the matter was reported to Nkayi police leading to the arrest of Tshuma.
For the offence, the man was sentenced to nine months imprisonment of which three months were suspended on condition of good behaviour. A further six months were suspended on condition that he completes 210 hours of community service