|Man urinated on, made to drink toilet water|
|Saturday, 02 June 2012 22:32|
Senior ReporterAN unidentified man believed to be from Emganwini high-density suburb was forced to drink water from a toilet bowl after he was caught kissing a married woman by the woman’s husband in Bulawayo’s high-density suburb of Nkulumane.
The incident happened on 3 April at night at the matrimonial home of the woman.
The husband, Mr Israel Banda, confirmed that he came home and found his wife (Mrs Cinderella Banda) of five years in the arms of a man, their lips locked in a French kiss.
Mr Banda revealed that he locked them up in the house and called neighbours to be witnesses to his wife’s infidelity. With the assistance of his neighbours, Mr Banda unlocked the door of his house, grabbed the man, stripped him naked and tied his hands and feet using ropes. They then dragged the man outside and brutally beat him.
One of the neighbours, Mr Andrew Matshazi, suggested that they make the man drink water from a toilet bowl. They dragged the man to the toilet and forced his head into the toilet bowl and told him to drink if he did not want to be beaten anymore. With the false promise of being spared the man gulped down the toilet water but failed to hold it down as he immediately vomited.
The wrathful Mr Banda and his neighbours were not done. They dragged the man outside again and took turns to urinate on his head and face. The man was let go after a community leader, who had been made aware of what was happening at Mr Banda’s house, rushed to the scene and told them that what they were doing was repugnant and beyond anything that any human should go through.
After the man was let go the neighbours wanted to turn to Mrs Banda who was cowering in a corner of the sitting room when her boyfriend was being tortured, but Mr Banda refused to have his wife beaten. He packed her bags and chased her away from his house.
In an interview, Mr Banda, who has had two failed marriages, said he was done with women and was never going to marry again.
“Women you can’t live without them and you can’t live with them. I am not going to marry again, women and I don’t work. I don’t know whether I am the problem or not. Maybe it’s because I love too much. I don’t know, all I know is that I am not going to stay with a woman again,’’ said Mr Banda.
Mrs Banda, who is now staying at a friend’s house in Sizinda high-density suburb, refused to give her side of the story.
She said: “I don’t want to talk about what happened, it’s in the past. Please leave me alone and mind your own business.’’
Mrs Banda also refused to divulge the name and contact details of her boyfriend.
Mr Matshazi said they thoroughly beat the man to ensure that he would never have an affair with a married woman again in his lifetime.
“Wherever he is, if he has a girlfriend she is not married because he now knows the dangers of going out with married women. We really beat him up; in retrospect I believe that if we were not stopped we could have left him for dead,” he said.