A Harare man, Tafadzwa Tamangani (46), has accused Norton legislator Temba Mliswa (Independent) of snatching his wife.
Tamangani appeared at the Harare Magistrates court on allegations of assaulting his wife Janet but he denied the charge, saying her relationship with Mliswa was causing problems in his family.
Tamangani told the court that Janet moved in with Mliswa at the latter’s house for three months before she came back home trying to evict him with a peace order.
He also claimed that he was in possession of Janet’s pictures with Mliswa.
Tamangani further submitted that he reported her to the police after she stole US$1.5 million from a safe.
Prosecutors told the court that on 7 June this year, the complainant arrived home from an outing in the company of her four children and discovered that the bedroom was locked when she tried to enter.
It is further alleged that upon asking for the keys from the accused, a misunderstanding ensued.
The complainant managed to get the keys and the accused grabbed her by the jacket, pushing her against the wall and dragged her around.
As a result of the dragging and pushing, the complainant suffered injuries to the chest and ankle, the court was told.
However, Tamangani told the court that Janet’s medical affidavit was doctored as he did not hit her.