A woman from HARARE who ganged up with friends to beat and humiliate her husband’s lover by inserting their fingers and sprinkling chilli pepper into her privates appeared in court with her accomplices on Monday.
The wife, Moreblessing Ngome, 29, teamed up with friends Emily Mabwe, 20, Judith Muchenje, 23, and Diana Chibanda, 32, earlier this year, to humiliate Dorothy Nyachowe, 25.
Nyachowe had been found in bed with Ngome’s husband who fled the scene.
The women, according to the prosecutors, took turns to insert their fingers into Nyachowe’s privates and make her dance nak3d while recording the abuse.
They also forced her to wash the blankets and detained her for seven hours.
A video recording of the abuse went viral on social media thereby catching the attention of the police who arrested Moreblessing Ngome,29, and her alleged accomplices.
Ngome and Chibanda were found not guilty and acquitted.
Mabwe and Muchenje had denied the charges but they were convicted and sentenced to six months in prison.
The two will however, enjoy their freedom after Harare magistrate Sandra Mupindu wholly suspended the sentence for five years on conditions.
Mupindu said although the women acted irresponsibly, the court could not turn a blind eye to the fact that Nyachowe was caught red handed in a matrimonial bed.
She said the court could also not rule out that the women did not take serious consideration of their actions and went on to humiliate the Nyachowe in full view of children.
“In assessing sentence court took into consideration that you are all first offenders. Also, female offenders are treated leniently than their male counterparts, a fine not exceeding $300 or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both is therefore appropriate,” she said.