ZIMBABWE – This came out at the Harare civil court, where Martha Kanhema was seeking for a protection against her husband Richard Shayahama as she accused him of being abusive.
Martha accused Richard of being an abusive husband, adding that he is even abusive to his children.
“I need a protection order against my abusive husband.
“He harasses and assaults me.
“Richard is even abusive to his children.
“There is a point in time he struck his child with a brick for late response.
“He wants to chase me out of the house because he even calls my relatives giving them an ultimatum of taking me from my matrimonial home,” said Martha.
In response, Richard said:
“The issue with this woman is that she is disrespectful.
“She does not acknowledge me as the man in the house.
“It seems the children are beginning to lack that sense of respect as well.
“However, I do not have a problem if the court grants her a protection order.”
Presiding magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa, granted the protection order in Martha’s favour.