A HARARE woman who ganged up with friends to beat and humiliate her husband’s lover by inserting their fingers and sprinkling chilli pepper into her privates has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.
The wife, Moreblessing Ngome, 29, teamed up with friends Emily Mabwe, 20, Judith Muchenje, 23, and Diana Chibanda,32, early this year, to humiliate Dorothy Nyachowe 25.
Nyachowe had been found in bed with Ngome’s husband who fled from the scene.
The women, according to the prosecutors, took turns to insert their fingers into Nyachowe’s privates and make her dance naked 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 but Mabwe and Muchenje were found guilty although they had denied the charges.
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.