A police officer from Bulawayo beat up and strangled his wife with a chain after a misunderstanding arose over $100 that he had allegedly given to a female neighbor.
Winnet Muchapa was hospitalized after her husband Constable Munopa Gorogodo went berserk and attacked her when she quizzed him over an Ecocash transaction that he had made.
According to a local tabloid, the incident happened soon after he arrived home from a party that he had attended.
Muchapa allegedly went through her husband’s phone and stumbled on an Ecocash message which showed that Gorogodo had sent $100 to a female neighbor.
She confronted him over the $100 transaction and an argument ensued. While exchanging words, anger got the better of Gorogodo who then charged at his wife.
He grabbed Muchapa before reaching for a chain which he used to strangle his wife. After that, he turned her into a punching bag as he hit her all over the body with fists.
The sad incident attracted the attention of neighbors who watched helplessly as the ugly scene unfolded.
Two neighbors summoned their courage and restrained Gorogodo from further assaulting her.
Due to the injuries she sustained during the attack, she was rushed to the hospital.
The matter was reported at Mzilikazi Police Station leading to his arrest.