Music producer DJ Fantan who reportedly wants his wife Gamuchirai Nemukuyu to be just a housewife, soaked all their bedroom blankets in a bid to stop her from going to her Canteen in Mbare.
Nemukuyu, 22, also accuses Fantan of blocking every effort she has been making to get a job.
DJ Fantan pleaded not guilty to malicious damage to property charges when he appeared before Mbare Magistrate Rangarirai Gakanje on Thursday.
He is accused of breaking property worth US$250, which he allegedly destroyed when the couple had a misunderstanding on May 2.
The matter was rolled over to May 20 after Fantan was released on free bail and is expected back in court on May 20.
It is the State’s case that DJ Fantan had a misunderstanding with his wife, lost his temper and emotionally abused her before damaging their household property.
On May 2, when DJ Fantan returned home around 7pm, he allegedly confronted his wife over her decision to start the canteen business at Stodart, Mbare.
It is further alleged that Fantan accused Nemukuyu of going against his orders as she should just be a house wife.
According to State papers, in his rage, DJ Fantan reportedly destroyed household property, including dinner plates, dinner cups, wine glasses, plastic dishes and jugs.
Four days after breaking the utensils, Fantan allegedly soaked their blankets in their bath tub just to try and ensure his wife would remain at home.
The act was witnessed by their housemaid, Tanaka Govha, H- Metro reports.
DJ Fantan has since denied earlier reports that he locked up their house and assaulted his wife.
These reports allege that the Chillspot Records boss was arrested for domestic violence.
In an Instagram post, Fantan has since shared court papers that are indicated that he was arrested for malicious damage to property.
He bluntly said local publication H-Metro owes him an apology.