By A Correspondent- A man from Nketa suburb has been facing a hellish life at the hands of his son who always threatens to stab him to death each time he returns home drunk.
Zihlobo Moyo would bring a different girlfriend home during the night and accuse his father Syril Moyo of not having left food for him.
He would then cook in the middle of the night while making noise with his lover, forcing other family members to wake up.
When family members complain, Zihlobo would launch a verbal tirade while accusing them of not having left food for him.
Incensed by that his father would confront him but he would fumble into his pocket and take a knife and sharpen it while threatening to finish him off. He would accuse his father of treating him like an outcast.
His father tried to engage his aunt to talk to him but he could not reform.
Syril had to apply for a peace order against his wayward son.
“My name is Syril Moyo. I am applying for a protection order against my son Zihlobo Moyo. He is in the habit of emotionally abusing me and my children. Whenever he comes from a beer binge he would bring a different girlfriend and would accuse me of not having left food for him. He would insult me and would fumble into his pocket and take out a knife and sharpen it while threatening to stab me to death if I dared to beat him up. I have faced the nasty experience for over a month. May this court grant me a protection order against him,” said Syril.
Zihlobo denied ever emotionally and verbally abusing his father and his siblings.
“I respect my father. I never insulted him and my siblings. I only complained about why they did not leave food for me because I’m the one who buys groceries,” he said.
The presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube granted Syril a protection order against his son. Zihlobo was ordered not to verbally and emotionally abuse his father and his siblings. He was also ordered to refrain from issuing death threats against his father.