ZIMBABWE – Marjory Mafurira had approached the court seeking a protection order against Caleb Mananga for physical and verbal abuse.
Marjory told the court the two were married and he was abusing her as they lived were living together as married people.
“He is my husband and we have been together for eight years.
“I have however, since left the house because he constantly gangs up against me with his first wife. I want to come back to my house but I am afraid he will start abusing me again,” she said.
Caleb however denied the accusations leveled against him.
“She is not even my wife but she is my girlfriend as we just cohabitated.
“She however left me in 2013 when I fell sick and I was powerless to stop her. I do not even have money to make her stay with me. Since then she has been coming and going as she wishes.
“The claims that she has brought before the courts are just ways to ‘fix’ me,” he said.
Magistrate Ruth Samukange granted a protection order in Majory’s favour saying they should resolve their differences amicably if ever they were to have any.