A man from Bulawayo has approached the courts seeking a protection order against his bothersome estranged wife whom he accuses of visiting him at his place at night while threatening to set his room on fire before she commits suicide.
Amon Khumalo (45) appeared at the Western Commonage Court for a protection order against his estranged wife Nontobeko Moyo (30) claiming she was in the habit of physically and verbally abusing him.
Khumalo said their problems started when they were still staying together in Old Lobengula suburb.
This was after he discovered that his wife had a child from her previous relationship.
When he confronted her, she vehemently denied that she had a “secret” child.
Amon said whenever he asked her about the issue she would turn violent and start insulting and beating him up.
He claimed he had endured the abuse for the past four months prompting him to approach the courts.
“I’m applying for a protection order against my estranged wife. When I discovered that she had a child from her previous marriage I confronted her but she denied.
“Whenever I asked her about the child she would beat me up and that’s why I ended up moving out of our matrimonial home. She is now coming to where I am staying during the night and threatening to set my room ablaze before she commits suicide,” Khumalo’s affidavit reads in part.
He said they engaged their church pastor and relatives to solve their problems to no avail.
In response Nontobeko claimed that her estranged husband was also abusing her leading the presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube to grant a reciprocal order in which both parties were ordered not to abuse each other.
Nontobeko was also ordered not to issue death threats against her estranged husband.