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A VICTORIA Falls man has appeared in court charged with physical abuse after he went berserk, uprooting vegetables and destroying property before assaulting his model wife when her boyfriend budged into their bedroom while the couple were sleeping.

Calvin Murapati, 22, of 4137 Chinotimba pleaded guilty when he appeared before Victoria Falls Sharon Rosemani on Friday but told the court he acted out of anger.

Murapati and the model, Matabeleland North pageant winner Nomagugu Ncube, 21, have been married for two years and they have a one-year-old child.

Ncube is a chef at Lola’s restaurant in the resort town.

Murapati had just arrived at his in-laws’ home where his wife was staying when a man, Munyaradzi Nananga, who later turned out to be his wife’s boyfriend knocked at the door and then fled after seeing that there was a naked man in the house.

Said Muparati: “I came back from Bulawayo at midnight and, as we were sleeping at about 6am, somebody knocked at the door.

“My wife went to check and she immediately closed the door. I think she thought that I had not seen that it was a man that had knocked at the door.

“She lied that it was a female friend when I asked and we started fighting. She only confessed that it was her boyfriend after I continued beating her.”

Prosecuting, Takunda Ndovorwi said the incident occurred on November 23.

“The accused and the complainant were sleeping when somebody knocked at the door. The complainant checked and when the accused asked her who it was she lied,” said the prosecutor.

Murapati assaulted Ncube with fists and also hit her with an empty bottle, the court heard.

The magistrate said Murapati deserved a lenient sentence because he was provoked.

“You are a young first offender and that, to some extent, you were provoked. It is natural of anyone to act in that way if provoked.

“However, crimes of physical abuse are on the increase and the court should protect citizens so that people do not take matters into their hands,” said the magistrate.

Murapati was fined $100 or spend an alternative 10 weeks in jail if he fails to pay the fine.

An additional two weeks were suspended for three years on condition Murapati doesn’t within that period commit any crime involving violence.

Source : New Zimbabwe