A Zimbabwean man identified as Barnabas Zarurayi who claims his wife makes him feel less of a man has proven to be ‘more of a man’ by plucking off his wife’s eye after she disrespected him.
Narrating what led to the ugly incident, Tsitsi told H-Metro:
“I told my husband to remove his shoes when he was about to sleep on the bed so that he doesn’t make the blankets dirty and he ignored.
“After that he started using the bedroom as a toilet and when I noticed that I tried stopping him and he said it was his house and no one could tell him what to do.
“I told him that he was not a responsible man because I was providing everything and his duty is to eat; he then started beating me,” said Tsitsi.
She added: “I was thrown on walls. I tried to run away and he caught me and started hitting my head on stones resulting in my eye being plucked out. I felt the pain and the best I could do was to scream for help,” she said.
On Barnabas’ part, he claimed he doesn’t recall what led to the incident. He said;
“My wife is trying to overtake me forgetting that I am the head of the house and I own this house. I don’t remember some of the things which happened to me.”
“Later on I was surprised to see my wife’s eye bleeding, then I moved away. The problem is I don’t want people who make me angry, because when I get angry I am not able to control my anger,” Barnabas says.
Barnabas and his wife, Tsitsi Mabwedza who have been married for 14 years and are blessed with five children are said to have had a previous altercation which prompted them to stay separately for months.
A witness, Mai Tafadzwa, who helped to calm the fight said: “I heard Tsitsi screaming for help and when I arrived Barnabas was beating his wife aggressively, pushing her to the walls. After I stopped the fight I went home, without the knowledge that the fight would continue.
“To my surprise today I heard that Barnabas removed his wife’s eye yet I thought I had stopped the fight,” she said.
Despite admitting his wrong deeds, no charges have been leveled against Barnabas. The couple are still together.