6 October 2017
A MAZOWE woman is living in fear as her husband of five months is threatening to kill her with a spear and knife each time she says she wants a divorce.
For that reason, Trymore Mukungura was arraigned before the court by Sarudzai Kamusaru to answer to charges of threatening to kill the complainant and also selling household property without her knowledge.
Mukungura pleaded not guilty to both charges and was remanded out of custody on US$20 bail. His trial will commence next Tuesday.
But before Harare magistrate dismissed the accused from the dock, Kamusaru sprang from the public gallery and made an application.
“Your worship, I plead with this court to protect me from the accused person. We have been married for five months now but I can no longer sustain a marriage with him because he is violent.
“Ari kuramba kurambwa zvekuti pese pandinoti handichakuda anonditandanisa nepfumo achida kundibaya uye anondityisidzira nebanga achiti ukandiramba ndinokuuraya.
“He sold everything we had. Please help me,” pleaded Kamusaru.
Magistrate Ndiraya advised the complainant to approach the police and make an application at the civil court for a protection order.