A Harare woman has dragged her estranged husband to the Harare Civil Court accusing him of sexually abusing her.
Juliet Mapapu appeared before the court on Tuesday seeking a protection order against her husband Shepherd Gurusa.
Mapapu alleged that Gurusa insults her, calls her a witch and also accused him of pushing to bring a second wife to their matrimonial home and trying to evict her. She said:
When I asked Shepherd for money to maintain our children, he insulted me calling me a witch because he had been involved in an accident.
I don’t want him to bring someone else to our matrimonial home we built together.
In his defence, Gurusa said they are married under the customary marriage and he has a right to marry more wives. He said:
She is bitter because I told her that I am going to marry another wife. It’s been two years since we separated and I am taking care of my children.
We are husband and wife under the customary marriage, which allows me to marry more wives, and she is against it.
Magistrate Rutendo Machingura dismissed the protection order application for lack of merit.