Wife digs knife into buttocks of husband’s girlfriend

By Staff Reporter

A Matopo woman confronted her husband’s girlfriend and stabbed her twice on the buttocks and once on the thigh while accusing her of having a love relationship with her man.

The attacker was identified as Siduduzile Ndlovu (37) while the girlfriend was named as Sanelisiwe Ncube (33) of Domboshava village in Matopo, Matabeleland South province.

A court heard that Ndlovu confronted Ncube who was out enjoying her beer at a drinking spot and accused her of the affair.


Tempers boiled over resulting in Ndlovu attacking her husband’s mistress with a knife.

Following the attack, Ncube fell to the ground, bleeding heavily and was rushed to the hospital by fellow drinkers.

Ndlovu was later arrested for assault.

She was convicted on her own plea of guilt by Kezi magistrate Busani Sibanda who slapped her with an 18 months imprisonment.

However, eight months of the sentence were suspended on condition that Ndlovu does not commit a similar offence within a period of five years, while the remaining 10 months were suspended on condition that she performs 350 hours of community service at White Water Primary School.

In sentencing her the court noted that Ndlovu used a dangerous weapon and the callous attack was premeditated. The court also noted that the victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

In mitigation Ndlovu said she has four minor children aged between two and 16 and she survives by fetching water for community members earning US$5 per week.

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