In Plumtree, Matabeleland South, a man was arrested and brought before court for attacking a prophet who snatched his wife. Mike Tshuma appeared before magistrate Livared Philfimon facing assault charges.

It is reported that sometime in June the accused decided to seek help from prophet Moses Dube after his wife had failed to conceive. Dube told the couple that he was going to help the woman and within a few months she would be pregnant.

He therefore demanded a beast for his services and Tshuma paid before seeing the outcome. Since June, the woman pretended to be going for treatment at Dube’s place, but it turned out that the two were allegedly having an illicit affair.

In September, Tshuma reportedly confronted Dube to understand why his wife still had a flat tummy and he was told that by end of the following month the woman would be pregnant.

The man believed the prophet despite rumours that his wife and the prophet were playing games behind his back. On 18 November when Tshuma arrived at his homestead he found his wife had left with all her belongings and some of their property.

The shocked man reportedly looked for his wife at her relatives.’ But the woman was nowhere to be seen.

A week later, he was tipped by some villagers who informed him that his wife was staying with prophet Dube. Upon arrival at Dube’s place, he found the two lovebirds and he ordered his wife to return to their matrimonial home, but she refused.

Tshuma wanted to beat his wife up. Dube intervened and told him to leave. Tshuma then attacked Dube. The matter was reported to the police leading to Tshuma’s arrest. He later pleaded guilty to the charges.