A court heard that Tyron Ndebele (27) assaulted his wife, Mejury Zvigere (32) until she fainted.
Ndebele pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge.
Bulawayo magistrate Mrs Adelaide Mbeure remanded Ndebele in custody to Friday.
Prosecuting, Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo told the court that Ndebele took his wife’s cell phone and an argument erupted after he saw that she was on a group chat.
“Accused person asked complainant why she had joined the group. Complainant explained to him that the group had been created by her neighbour. He then took a bicycle chain and assaulted her all over the body and only stopped when she fainted. She reported the matter to Hillside
Police Station. She was later treated at United Bulawayo Hospitals,” said Mr Dlodlo.
Zvigere told the court that her husband took her phone pretending that he wanted to make a phone call.
“He said he wanted to make a phone call. Then he asked me why I was part of a WhatsApp group. I explained to him that my neighbour is the one who had created it and added me. He hit me with a bicycle chain all over my body. He repeatedly stomped on me. I sustained a deep cut on my middle finger and bruises on my left leg. I fell unconscious during the assault,” she said-Chronicle