Rumbidzai Rambanapasi, Court Reporter
A CITY man has sought relief from the courts after claiming that his wife has been abusing him.
Godfrey Zinyama made the revelation at the Harare Civil Court where he accused his wife Rhoda Mujeyi of burning his clothes and educational documents.
He was seeking a protection order.
“She is my wife but she is in the habit of throwing away my personal stuff and tearing my clothes.
“She even burns my clothes and whenever I ask her she insults me even in front of our neighbours,” he said.
Zinyama also accused his wife of destroying household property when they have issues.
“She has been damaging my property, including the doors and the wardrobe.
“I even went further to warn her that whenever she wanted to clean the house she had to inform me first because of her actions,” he said.
However, in her response Mujeyi disputed the allegations dismissing them as lies.
“I am a tailor so when his clothes are old I re-design the collar and we would have agreed first.
“I have never damaged his property; he is the one who hangs his bicycles on top of the wardrobe and is blaming me for its damage,” she said.
She said she had never insulted her husband.
“I have never insulted him and have always responded to him with respect.
“I am now thinking that he no longer loves me with the way he is treating me,” she said.
Presiding magistrate Tafadzwa Miti granted the protection order in Zinyama’s favour.
Mujeyi was also ordered not to do Zinyama’s laundry.