Magistrate court judge, Stephen Ndlovu yesterday lashed out at a 69-year-old man who beat up his 58-year-old wife for refusing to sleep with him.
The magistrate told Dickson Mumpande he was too old to fight for sex. The man had pleaded guilty to domestic violence when he appeared before Ndlovu who convicted and sentenced him to 10 days in jail.
It was the State's case that on February 12 at around 5:30am Mumpande's wife Esnath was sleeping in their bedroom when the man arrived brandishing a log and grabbed his wife by the neck and demanded to know where she had spent the night.
He spat on her stomach and she reported the incident to the police, resulting in the arrest of her husband. When asked in court why he assaulted his wife, the man responded: "She denied me sex over night and I was angry."
In sentencing him the magistrate said: "You are too old to have sex and let alone fight for it. What do you want the children to learn from you?"