Shurugwi – A humiliated Shurugwi man set the family’s two-roomed house on fire after he was thoroughly beaten by his wife Susan Nhongo (41) during a physical fight.
About $175 000 worth of property was destroyed during the incident that happened last month.
Jabulani Ncube (38) of plot 6 Manokore Farm in Shurugwi pleaded for leniency when he appeared before Magistrate Percy Mukumba at Shurugwi Magistrate Courta charged with malicious damage of property.
Ncube said he decided to burn the family house after he lost a physical fight to his wife following an argument.
The State said that Ncube who was drunk on the fateful day approached his wife and shouted obscenities leading to the fist fight which he lost resulting in him setting the house alight.