A 24-year-old woman identified as Memory Shiri has been jailed for bewitching her husband’s penis.
She was jailed after her 40-year-old husband, Godwishes Magarira, dragged her before Gutu resident Magistrate court, Zimbabwe.
The husband who is a polygamous man claimed to be unable to have an erection whenever he meets with his first wife.
He pleaded with Magistrate Victor Mohamadi to punish Shiri for bewitching him and causing him to have erectile dysfunction whenever he is with his other wife.
The court heard that in 2016, Magarira approached Shiri and asked her why he fails to have an erection whenever he wants to have sex with the first wife and Shiri answered “ndakakusunga” which translates in English to mean, ” I bewitched you”. Shiri then took a nappy pin and a needle which were tied together and untied them while Magarira was watching and she told him that she had sorted out the problem.
Magarira accused Shiri of boasting that she can control his sex life. Magarira also got a medical examination report to prove that he was having sexual problems.
Witchcraft is not allowed under the Zimbabwean law and Shiri has now been sentenced to 13 months in prison wholly suspended on condition that she performs 455 hours of community service.