A Bulawayo woman is embroiled in a nasty fight with her in-laws who are allegedly withholding her late husband’s burial order from her.
The fallout, according to Senziwe Moyo from Cowdray Park suburb started after her in-laws allegedly refused to surrender her late husband Chelesani Moyo’s burial order. Chelesani reportedly died sometime in April this year.
So nasty is the feud that Senziwe had threatened to kill her late husband’s sister, Pretty Moyo.
Fearing that her sister-in-law would live true to her threats, Pretty last week rushed to the Bulawayo Civil Court and sought a protection order against Senziwe.
She said Senziwe was in the habit of coming to her house and workplace threatening to kill her.
“Senziwe Moyo is my sister-in-law. She was married to my late brother Chelesani Moyo. She is verbally abusive towards me. She threatens me with death such that she always comes to my workplace and home. I no longer have peace because of her threats. She is also teaming up with her brother and sister making false police report against me,” claimed Pretty.
She said their problems started sometime in 2015 when Senziwe lost a child.
“They (Senziwe and her husband) started accusing my mother of bewitching their child. She didn’t respond to the accusations and she ended up saying she did not trust her. We haven’t been to their house for six years until in April this year when Senziwe called us saying our brother is not feeling well and she could not continue taking care of him.
“Our brother later passed on and she went to the police and said I’m refusing with the burial order. She then started coming to my house threatening me. She even came to my workplace threatening me saying if I didn’t comply with her orders, they will kill me,” said a disturbed Pretty.
Pretty said the burial order was with her mother in Tsholotsho.
In response Senzeni admitted that there was a fight with her sister in-law over her late husband’s burial order.
“I only went to a meeting with her and I wanted to know where the burial order was. We however, fought at that meeting,” she said.
In her ruling the presiding magistrate Nkosinomusa Ncube ordered Senziwe not to threaten her sister in-law with violence or insult her whenever they communicate.