BEDDING a married co-tenant turned dangerous for a 21 year old Masvingo woman who was left nursing a swollen face and bruises all over her body after she was severely assaulted by the wife of her lover on allegations of infecting the couple with a sexually transmitted illness.
Oripa Chipike from Rujeko high density suburb did not deny that she was having an affair with Thelma Nyamande’s husband and admitted to infecting the man with an STI.
Prosecutor Edmond Mapope told the court that sometime in May this year Nyamande and her husband (name not supplied) were treated of syphilis at a local clinic after the couple had developed genital warts on their private parts.
Court heard that after the treatment the husband confessed to have had unprotected sex with Chipike during the wife’s absence.
The confession did not go down well with Nyamande and on 3 May, she teamed up with Abigail Mutasa, another co-tenant, and approached Chipike over the issue.
Chipike did not deny the allegations and this angered the two women who started by shaving her newly plaited hair before assaulting her using open hands and whips.
Court heard that as a result of the assault, Chipike sustained a swollen face and bruises all over her body and was ferried to Masvingo provincial hospital for medical treatment.
A medical report was produced in court as evidence and the duo will return to court on 16 May for sentencing.