A man identified as Leonard Mpofu, from Esigodini, a village in Zimbabwe said he walked into his home and was shocked to find his wife on their matrimonial bed with a snake.
The man consequently assaulted his wife brutally after accusing her of cheating on him and committing to fetish acts.
The wife has however dragged him to court for assault.
Leonard Mpofu, 60-year-old man appeared before Esigodini magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube on Monday to face fcharges of domestic violence.
Mr Ncube sentenced Mpofu to pay a fine of $200 or 90 days in prison.
It was revealed that this was the fifth time Mpofu had attacked his wife, Ms Alengiwe Mabhena (55) over the same accusations as he had previously said abusive words saying she had goblins.
Prosecuting, Mr Jafta Nyika said on an unknown date at about 9am, Mpofu failed to comply with a protection order that was issued against him by a Magistrate Court by going to his homestead where he claimed that he saw a snake on their bed.
Leonard told the court that they have been married for the past 30 years and they have children.
Before marrying her, he said he had heard about the family’s witchcraft background but he thought there were just false rumours.
Now he said he was sure the woman was involved in witchcraft.