A man who reportedly urinated in a family drinking well following an altercation with his wife became hysterical in court after his application was dismissed.
Nyasha Zvoushe had made a protection order application at the Harare Civil Court. Zimbabwe against his estranged wife Diana Manjeyese. Zvoushe told resident magistrate Mr Brighton Pabwe that he sought protection from the law against his wife who abuses him.
"This woman beats me up and shouts at me, telling me that I am not a real man who can make her pregnant. I almost lost my life when she pulled my genitals, only to wake up at Harare Hospital. She sold all my clothes and is barring me from my house where she is now cohabiting with her boyfriend. She told me that the child we have is not mine and she has had other men who satisfy her in bed," he said.
In her response, Manjeyese told the court that her husband was a liar.
"We started having problems when he wanted to take another wife. I denied that he marries another wife, prompting him to leave our matrimonial home. He returned and found me in the company of my sister and brother. He insisted that the man is my boyfriend," she said.
Mr Pabwe dismissed Zvoushe’s application for lack of merit and advised him to seek advice from his in-laws and aunties. Zvoushe, who could not stomach the judgment, became hysterical and started shouting.
"I am scared of her, I am scared of her. Where will I stay? From here, I am going home. I will deal with whatever happens when I am there" he said.