A SOLDIER hung onto the bonnet of a car for 50 metres as he tried to confront a senior police officer he had found in bed with his wife, a court heard.
Trooper, Pasipanodya Tadzembwa, 28, was left hospitalised after being thrown off the vehicle driven by a fleeing Sipho Ndlovu, 35. Ndlovu is the officer-in-charge of Figtree Police Station.
Ndlovu was charged with attempted murder over the May 3 incident when he appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso yesterday.
He was not asked to plead as he was remanded to May 31 on US$200 bail.
The court heard how Ndlovu was caught by Tadzembwa having a nice time with the latter’s wife, Kilisalisti Nyaradzo Manjonjo, on his matrimonial bed. Manjonjo is also a police officer stationed at Matopo.
Said Steward Madzore, prosecuting: “On May 3, at around 10PM, Tadzembwa got a tip off that Ndlovu was with his wife in his house.
Tadzembwa rushed there and found Ndlovu sleeping in his bed with his wife. Tadzembwa made an effort to contact the local police to report the matter but failed as Ndlovu escaped out of the house and got into his car and started to drive away.
“As he drove away, Tadzembwa jumped onto the bonnet and was hit by the car. He got up and jumped onto it again and was driven for about 50 metres before he was thrown off the moving vehicle. He sustained injuries on his head and other parts of the body.”
The prosecutor said Ndlovu drove away and did not stop.
The soldier, who is stationed at One Brigade, is still admitted to hospital.
In a statement to the police, Tadzembwa said: “I received a tip off that Sipho was at my house while I was at the bar. I proceeded to my house and jumped over the durawall. I saw him and my wife sleeping on my matrimonial bed half na_ked and only covered by a sheet.”
The location of the house where the confrontation took place was not disclosed in court