Jealous rage leads to jail

By Sibusisiwe Ngulube

A jealous rage has landed a Silobela woman in hot soup after she was sent to jail for assaulting her husband’s lover.

Sikhulekile Moyo (30) from Abifoil Village under Chief Malisa in Silobela will forever rue the day she attacked  Sithandazile Msipa over allegations of husband snatching.

Moyo pleaded guilty to assault before Kwekwe Magistrate Story Rushambwa who sentenced her to 15 months in jail suspending 5 months on condition of good behavior for the next 5 years.

In passing sentence magistrate Rushambwa said that every woman would be hurt receiving such news of infidelity, but the law is still the law and should be respected and followed.

 The court heard that the assault was committed on the 13th of March 2019 at Peace Mine, Silobela as Moyo approached Msipa at her tuck shop as she was standing on the door.

  At around 2000 hours the accused dragged the complainant by her blouse and held her by neck as she stabbed her on the head three times using a screw driver. She pinned her and forcefully made her fall down before striking her with fists three times on the face, before other people rescued Msipa.

“l got pissed off by the rumors that l  over head through grape vine that Sithandazile was having an affair with my husband. Anger  took over and I decided to confront her. l stabbed her as well as attacked her,” said Moyo.

The complainant sustained three deep laceration on the skull.

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