A 45 year old woman from Evululuko location in Oshakati, Sophia Ashipembe is lucky to be alive after a savaging attach with a hoe handle from her husband, Simon Nujoma (43)
Ashipembe told The Villager Newspaper that she had to restrain herself from using a panga to defend herself against her marauding husband whose attack left her with a swollen head and wounds on her arms and legs.
She said she was attacked for not washing the husband’s clothes.
Nujoma who was charged on assault case number CR 267/06/13, appeared in court and was remanded in custody.
A fuming Ashipembe told The Villager that, “The law must just take its course and he must go to jail, I don’t care if he is the father of my children, he cannot be beating me in front of the kids. When my husband returned he was not happy that the children left his clothes soaked so he started beating them.”
She said he continue beating the children and then he turned on her when she tried to intervene.
“He chased me around the house and I went to get a panga from inside the house. I thought if he touched me I would use the panga against him. I realised the situation could get out of hand and I didn’t want my kids to see that. As the kids and I ran,he caught up with me and started beating me with a hoe handle until the neighbours came,” said a distraught Ashipembe.