MUTARE: A man who sent text messages accusing a fellow church member of sleeping with his wife was slapped with a $100 fine for contravening Postal and Telecommunication Act.

Tigere Wasara, 38, of Hospital Hills, pleaded guilty when he appeared before magistrate Nyasha Kuture on Saturday.

Wasara reportedly sent two offensive texts in Shona, insulting Owen Mutasa recently.

Asked why he committed the offence, Wasara said he was responding to a whirlwind of messages he had also received from Mutasa.

“Your Worship, I was just responding to what he had sent to me. He irritates me,” said Wasara.

But magistrate Kuture said Wasara should have taken the legal route instead of taking law into his own hands.

Prosecutor, Donald Mudadirwa, told the court that on the first count, Wasara sent a text message which translates “You fool; a drunkard that only feeds your stomach with beer…and you go and have sex my wife”.

Wasara also sent another second message calling Mutasa “faeces, dog and dirty anus”.

Mutasa then made a report to the police leading to Wasara’s arrest.