ZIMBABWE – Stella Lino told the court that she could no longer stay in the same house with Rudo Limo and call each other mother and daughter.
“My daughter is now a monster and I cannot live in the same house with her anymore.
“She wanted to evict me from the family house soon after the passing on of my husband.
“She told me that she was going to burn the house down if I did not move out.”
Stella also added:
“She also threatened to kill me because sometime last year she chased me around the house with a knife with the intention of killing me.
“She is my daughter but today I have disowned her, she should stop calling me mother and should move from my house.
In response Rudo said:
“We were staying together in peace with my mother until my young sister showed up.
“My mother and my sister went to a sangoma were they were told that I was a Satanist and intent to kill my family members.
“My mother even told me in my face that I used to have a sexual relationship with my late father because I always favoured him to her.
“Last time she made a phone call to my other sisters who are in the Diaspora telling them that I am a Satanist and that I was the cause of her severe headaches.”
“She says a lot of things about me saying I want to make her insane, I don’t feel her mother’s love and I don’t know why she hates me so much.”
Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa, who presided over the matter, ordered a protection order in Stella’s favour.
She advised Rudo to ask for forgiveness from her mother, and also asked Stella to take heart and forgive her daughter.