ZIMBABWE – A Harare man told the court that he would only pay maintenance to his wife on condition that she surrenders his underwear she took from him.
Sonny Chinyuku said he suspects that his wife Patience Bvute is using his underwear for witchcraft purposes since they are currently having matrimonial challenges.
This came to light at the Harare civil court where Patience was claiming US$300 from Sonny for the upkeep of their two minor children.
“Your Worship I can only start to assist this woman financially if she gives me back my underwear.
“We stay together at the same house and I recently went to have a shower and left my underwear in my short trousers which I was wearing.
“When I came back from the bathroom; I was shocked to see that my underwear was missing and when I asked her she denied taking it,” said Sonny.
He went on to tell the court that he was only in a position to pay maintenance on condition that she first returns his underwear.
“She suspects that I am having extra marital affairs since she found messages of other women in my phone and I am afraid that she might end up bewitching me using my underwear.
“So I have no problem with giving her money for our children’s upkeep, I am only prepared to do that when she gives me back my underwear,” he said.
Meanwhile Patience denied taking Sonny’s underwear, on her maintenance claim she said the US$300 she wanted was meant to meet all the needs of their minor child.
“I don’t know what he is talking about I never took his underwear and he is just making excuses t0 avoid paying maintenance.
“He is a postman by profession and he can pay the US$300 which i ma claiming from him as maintenance,” said Patience.
The presiding magistrate ordered Sonny to pay US$150 per month as maintenance for the children. h-metro.com