Mentally challenged woman’s protection order bid dismissed

15 Mar, 2023 - 00:03 0 Views
Mentally challenged woman’s protection order bid dismissed Susan Veremu


Natasha Mbewe

A MENTALLY  challenged woman hauled her young sister, and her two sons to court, accusing them of physical and verbal abuse.

She claimed they had also threatened her with death.

Susan Veremu told the Harare Civil Court yesterday that her sister, Mary Veremu, and her sons, Josiah and Kudakwashe Perema, were tormenting and disturbing her peace.

“Our parents died and it’s just the two of us left. She now wants to evict me from the house.

“She comes with her children and forcibly tries to evict me from the house and threatens to kill me.

“She is the one who collects rentals and refuses to give me my share.”

In response, Mary opposed the application, saying it was based on lies.

“I have never assaulted or threatened her. My sister is mentally challenged. She is the one who threatens me with a knife, but I understand her because I know it’s due to the condition she has.

“Whenever I go to the police to complain or report, they tell me we are tired of your sister’s episodes. She is really sick and needs help.

“Our mother also had a protection order against her,” said Mary.

Kudakwashe told the court that he had never threatened or insulted her. “I do not even spend the day at home because I work as a conductor. I actually respect her as my mother.”

“It’s not the first time I am in court because of her false accusations.  Last year I was in court together with her mother (my grandmother), but the application was dismissed,” said Kudakwashe.

Magistrate Tamara Chibindi dismissed Susan’s application.

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