ZIMBABWE – A police detective has approached the Civil Court seeking a protection order against his estranged wife who he claims almost killed him with an axe demanding he resigns so they can share his terminal benefits.
Detective assistant inspector Mwanza Safuri, who is stationed at ZRP Hwange, has since made two criminal reports against his former wife Tambisai Kaibos in Harare and Hwange.
In his affidavit filed at the Harare Civil Court, Detective Inspector Safuri said he had fled his workplace as his former wife followed him to work and assaulted him in front of his workmates and the community.
“I recently divorced my former wife Tambisai Kaibos whom I married in 1998.
“The woman has since turned very violent and demands that I retire and we share the pension. I have taken her to criminal courts in Harare and Hwange and she has failed to comply.
“She cannot accept a divorce order as she has no understanding of its contents. At one time she waylaid me while armed with an axe and nearly killed me.
“I fled to my workplace. I cannot access my clothes and I am now living in the office,” read part of the affidavit.
Detective Inspector Safuri said Kaibos took all his bedding and is seeking the court’s protection.
He wants the court to stop Kaibos from visiting ZRP Hwange, 1882/48 New Dzivaresekwa and 2429 Egypt Lines, Highfield, as well as his workplaces.
He also wants the court to bar Kaibos from insulting or abusing him as he is now unable to perform his duties in public because of the humiliation he suffers.
He further claims that Kaibos, who is still to respond to the application, insults his relatives.
Last year, Safuri was physically assaulted by Kaibos at the Harare Civil Court for refusing to pay maintenance for their four children.
The assault took place shortly after Kaibos and Safuri appeared before Harare Civil Court magistrate Mr Trevor Nyatsanza.
Kaibos head-butted, punched and kicked Safuri before she was restrained. She was immediately arrested after Safuri sought refuge at a police post.
Safuri successfully divorced Kaibos at the High Court last year.