Svori, a 37-year-old Zimbabwean woman, has been charged to Bulawayo Magistrate Court for attempted murder of her husband over an infidelity row. The couple have been married for ten years. Her 48-year-old husband, Mr Mpotu, is currently battling for life at the United Bulawayo Hospitals after he was allegedly stabbed by Svori.
On Wednesday, 18th of January, Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo, who is representing the state, said that Svori stabbed her husband when she suspected he was having an extra-marital affair. He said,
“On January 18, this year at around 9PM, the complainant and accused person had a misunderstanding as the accused suspected that the complainant was having extramarital affair. Svori then stabbed Mr Mpotu with a kitchen knife on the chest and on the lower side of the armpit. Neighbours heard screams and rushed to the scene to assist. A police report was made by neighbour, Mr Callmore Shumba, leading to Svori’s arrest. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he is currently admitted. Svori was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody till February 3 while the court is awaiting a medical report on her husband’s condition.