Three women who are married to the same man have been dragged to a court in Zimbabwe for fight over sex.
According to iHarare, the three women are customarily married to the man but live separately in different suburbs of the town and he took turns visiting them.
However, two of the women allegedly teamed up against the third wife, accusing her getting more time with their shared husband, and beat her up mercilessly.
It was gathered that the first and third wives, identified as Regina Ngwenya and Nedy Sibanda respectively, assaulted the second wife, Sithembiso Ngwenya, because their husband spent more time with her, leaving them sex-starved.
Sibanda, a 19-ear-old lady, however, pleaded not guilty to physical abuse when they appeared before Hwange Magistrate, Sharon Rosemani.
In her defence, Sibanda claimed the complainant attacked her first.
“She was the aggressor as she started assaulting me, resulting in the fight,” said Sibanda.
But the prosecutor, Lindiwe Maseko, told the court how Sibanda and Ngwenya proceeded to Sithembiso’s place of residence and confronted her, accusing her of spending too much time with their husband at her home.
“On May 22, at 8pm, Sibanda and Ngwenya teamed up and went to the other woman’s place of residence. The two demanded to see their husband to which the complainant told them he wasn’t around.
The two women insisted on entering the house to look for their husband. An argument ensued when Sithembiso refused them entry, and the three women started fighting.
Sibanda and Ngwenya started punching the complainant with fists all over the body and she lost a front tooth in the process. She escaped and locked herself in the house,” Maseko said.
Sibanda and Ngwenya allegedly proceeded to an open window where they started shouting at Sithembiso, drawing the attention of a neighbour who then restrained them and accompanied Sithembiso to make a report to the police, leading to the arrest of the two attackers.