Man drinks poison after wife denies him permission to go to show

Man drinks poison after wife denies him permission to go to show
Published: 2016 April 10 07:24:33 (8798 Views)
A man from Gokwe, Zimbabwe, reportedly gulped a pesticide after his wife blocked him from attending singer Alick Macheso's show.

Ishmael Miti (25) tried to commit suicide on April Fools' Day after he had a furious row with his wife, Sheila Tarugarira.

A court heard that as they argued, Tarugarira told Miti she was divorcing him and so took a pesticide.

Miti, the court heard, suffered severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and had a pounding headache for a long time.



He eventually made a false report to the police, claiming his wife had poisoned him.

Miti pleaded guilty to deliberately supplying false information to a public authority when he appeared before Gokwe Magistrate Collen Chiruma.

"Your worship, I had a dispute with my wife after she denied me permission to attend a Macheso show at Gokwe Centre. She then threatened to divorce me. I only made this false report so that she comes back," he said.

Magistrate Chiruma fined Miti $50 or 20 days imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine.




Source - Chronicle

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