By A Correspondent- A Bulawayo man is being accused of abusing and abandoning his family allegedly as a result of his girlfriend’s powerful love.
This matter came to light at the Bulawayo Civil Court where Shamiso Table sought a peace order against her husband Bright Table, a student at Bulawayo Polytechnic.
She claimed her then faithful husband went wild the moment he started dating another woman who is also a student at Bulawayo Polytechnic.
“I am the applicant in this matter and the respondent Bright Table is my husband. I am applying for a protection order against him because since February 2020, he has been verbally, physically and economically abusing me.
“The last incident occurred on 2 October 2020 when he physically assaulted me. He started abusing me the moment he started having an extra-marital affair with another woman who is also a student at Bulawayo Polytechnic. He forcibly removed me from our bedroom,” complained Shamiso.
She insisted that before her husband engaged in extra-marital affairs, he was a caring and God-fearing man.
Bright dismissed his wife’s allegations saying she was the one who was violating his peace.
“I am shocked that the applicant has approached the court with an application premised on blatant falsehoods. I deny that I am physically and verbally or emotionally violating her peace in any manner.
“She is the one who has been violating my peace by being physically and emotionally abusive towards me. She is provocative and confrontational. I have on several occasions been subjected to emotional and physical abuse by the applicant.
“Sometime this year I arrived home to find all of my clothes thrown outside the house. Prior to that she took my car keys and this has adversely affected me because I use the vehicle for commercial purposes to earn money since I am a student. I am of the view that she made the application as a way of preventing me from demanding my car keys which she has,” he responded.
Shamiso, however, insisted that her husband was abusive adding that they purchased the car together with her contributing more money.
For the purpose of maintaining peace the presiding magistrate granted a reciprocal order which requires both parties not to verbally and physically abuse each other.
The magistrate also ordered Shamiso to return the car keys to her husband and the latter not to dispose of any matrimonial property without the knowledge of the former.-statemedia