A MARONDERA man has been sentenced to six months in prison for severely assaulting his wife after she had questioned him on why he was coming home late and heavily drunk.
According to the state, Never Chipinga, 36, of Masikana Village on May 15 came home at night and heavily drunk before he started quarrelling with his wife Susan Magumbi, 32, who was concerned about her hubby’s level of intoxication.
An irate Chipinga started assaulting Magumbi with fists and booted feet until she became unconscious.
Chipinga continued with his attack until neighbours were forced to breakdown a door to restrain him.
The still unconscious Magumbi was taken to Marondera provincial hospital where she was admitted for 14 days after her leg and several ribs were fractured during the attack.
Chipinga was eventually arrested.
A medical report produced by the state prosecutor, Marvellous Machacha revealed that severe force had been used by Chipinga resulting in Magumbi sustaining serious injuries.
In mitigation, Chipinga told the Marondera regional magistrate, Josphine Sande that he was unaware of what was taking place when he assaulted his wife as he was under the influence of alcohol and begged the court to acquit him as he was not going to repeat the crime.
However, Sande sentenced him to 12 months before reducing the sentence to six months on condition that Chipinga does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.