Yemurai Nyarugwe, Court Reporter
A disgruntled married woman has chased her husband from their matrimonial home saying she could not stomach his abusive behaviour, a court has heard.
This came to light at the Harare Civil Court yesterday where Vida Kapuye was seeking a protection order against Gerald Zuze accusing him of assaulting her whenever it pleases him.
Kapuye, who has been married to Zuze for the past 18-years told the court that she has been subjected to gender based violence.
“We have been married for 18 years and we were staying together, but this man was violent and I tolerated him thinking he was going to change.
“We used to stay at my late sister’s house.
“He is so abusive despite the fact that we are no longer living together,” she said.
Kapuye stressed out that she once had Zuze arrested after he assaulted her in front of their children.
“Aindirova pamberi pevana, ndikazomusingisa.
“He moved out of the house, and is now staying alone, but that doesn’t stop him from coming to my place to beat and harass me.
“Anonditi nyangwe ukanotaura kupi, handisungwe, hapana zvavanondiita,” said Kapuye.
Kapuye added that she wanted to have her husband barred from their matrimonial home.
However, Zuze opposed the application saying he meant no harm to his wife.
He said he will observe peace around Kapue.
“She asked me not to come at her house and I agreed.
“Our son called asking me for money, so I called her but she did not pick up, so I had that I would know why our child wanted such a huge amount of money.
“Makamutarisa mungati munhu anorohwa here uyu,” said Zuze.
Presiding magistrate, Tafadzwa Miti granted the protection order in favour of Kapuye.