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Man ties wife to tree and beats her for refusing to have sex with him

By Mason White 4:56 PM August 10, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested after he tied his wife to a tree and beat her up for refusing to have sex with him.

The man of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, is accused of tying his wife to a tree before beating her for denying him sex for many months.

Philani Ncube appeared before Magistrate Stephen Ndlovu, to face charges of domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail.

According to police, the 40-year-old man came home around 8:00 p.m. and demanded sex from his wife. When 28-year-old wife Stella Khupe refused to have sex with her husband, he accused her of cheating on him.

Ncube allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck and dragged her outside, where he tied her to a tree and beat her up.

Khupe suffered severe cuts as a result of the beating. She was taken to a hospital, where she is being treated, the court heard.

Ncube claimed that she beat his wife out of anger. “I did it out of anger. My wife refused to have sex with me for the last 4 months,” he said. Ncube also said that in the past, he had to pay his wife before having sex with her.

Ncube believes that his wife is cheating, saying: “she does not answer her phone in my presence. Sometimes she moves away or even hangs up the phone call prematurely.”

The sex-starved man is due back in court to face a trial.