Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO woman went berserk and stabbed her police officer husband with a fork on his private parts following an argument over WhatsApp messages.
Chengeto Gumbo Kanengoni, 25, who is employed at Mashonaland Turf Club, allegedly went on to stab Joseph Manhokwani once on his right arm and several times on his back before biting him on his left and right upper chest.
She also hit him on the leg with an electric iron.
Kanengoni had gone through her husband’s mobile phone and seen a message in which Manhokwani was talking about his mother, with his sister.
The content of the message was not disclosed when Kanengoni appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Marilyne Mtshina facing a charge of domestic violence.
Kanengoni was remanded out of custody to February 16.
Prosecuting, Raymond Makhaza told the court that on February 5 at around 7PM, Kanengoni came back from work and found her husband preparing supper when she got inside the house and locked the door.
Makhaza said Manhokwani asked his wife why she had locked the door and Kanengoni told him she went through his phone and came across WhatsApp messages in which they were discussing her mother-in-law.
“The two had a misunderstanding which led to Manhokwani leaving the house for a few hours to avoid quarrelling,” said Makhaza.
When Manhokwani came back home the same day at around 10PM they both retired to bed.
The court heard how Kanengoni later woke up and started shouting at her husband.
She grabbed a steel kitchen fork and stabbed her husband on his jewels.
Makhaza told the court that Kanengoni went on to bite Manhokwani on his left and right side of the upper chest before hitting him on his right leg with an electric iron.
While Kanengoni was assaulting her husband their neighbour Alouis Chipato came to his rescue and took them to his house where Manhokwani narrated how he was always being threatened by his wife and her sister.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Kanengoni’s arrest.