A woman has applied for a protection order against her father-in-law because whenever she tells him that sugar has been used up he would insult her and bash her.
Nothando Tshuma (29) stays with her father-in-law Mthoniselwa Jubane (72) and her three children. Her husband is based in Botswana where he does menial jobs and sends groceries every month.
According to Moyo when sugar is used up in the middle of the month or any time before month ends her life becomes horrible. She says Jubane would accuse her and say she hid it from him.
Her father-in-law would unleash volleys of insults at her labelling her an evil-minded person and would go a gear up and bash her.
Moyo has engaged her husband and her husband’s aunt but all her efforts have been in vain. Moyo used the legal route to resolve the matter.
In her affidavit she said: “I stay with my father-in-law at Njube suburb. My husband is based in Botswana. The problem is my husband does not earn much because he does menial jobs and sends groceries every month. Usually sugar runs out in the middle of the month or any time before month end but my father-in-law does not accept it and would say I have hidden it from him. He would hurl insults at me and would brand me a witch who likes to starve him. Therefore I’m applying for a protection order against him and pray that this court would consider my plea,” she said.
The presiding magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja granted the pair a reciprocal order. The order demands them to live peacefully with each other.