The deal, however, went sour recently when the husband beat up his wife accusing her of refusing to go home at 2am as planned after she claimed she had not yet reached her cash target for that night.
This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Sithembiso Ncube when George Msimanga (27) appeared before her, charged with physically abusing his wife, Pamela Ndlovu, who admitted in court that they had agreed that she could engage in prostitution to supplement her husband’s income.
Msimanga pleaded not guilty to the assault charge and was remanded out of custody to today for continuation of trial.
Msimamnga left the court in stitches when he admitted that they survive on cash raised by his wife’s prostitution services.
He told the court that he drops his wife at her usual soliciting points each morning and collects her at around 2am.
“On that day she said the money was not yet enough and refused to go home,” Msimanga said.
Prosecutor Petronellah Ngwenya told the court that on September 11, Ndlovu was at her usual point when Msimanga approached her and told her it was time to go home.
She reportedly refused, arguing that she had not made enough money.
“I pulled her hand and told her it was time to go home, but she refused saying she wanted to report me to the police for assault,” Msimanga said.
“When we were still arguing, we met police officers who asked us where we were going and she told them that I was assaulting her. They handcuffed me and the officers assaulted me.” southern eye