ZIMBABWE – Sharon Macheso’s husband Kudakwashe Munetsi yesterday disowned his wife’s pregnancy, saying they never had sex in the two months they were staying together because she was infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
Munetsi was speaking at the Harare Magistrates’ Court where he is facing allegations of contravening a section of the Domestic Violence Act for physically abusing Sharon.
A scan presented by prosecutor Gayton Vhiriri in court yesterday revealed that Sharon was seven weeks and two days pregnant.
“I am hearing it for the first time that my wife is pregnant,” said Munetsi. “If she was really pregnant she should have told me when she discovered it.
“We were not having sexual relations because she had an STI, so I do not know how she became pregnant.” Munetsi said he did not beat up his wife as alleged because he loved her.
“She is the one who has anger issues,” he said. “When I confronted her about what had happened to the gifts and money we received at our wedding she got so angry that she started shouting and beating me up.”
Munetsi told the court that he sought refuge in the bathroom as Sharon was advancing towards him with a hoe handle. “My wife is not a woman of great stature, but when she is angry she becomes very strong since she is possessed by the spirit of her grandfather,” he said.
“I was afraid for my life and sought refuge in the bathroom. She took a while banging the door and when she had cooled off a bit that is when I got out of the bathroom.”
Munetsi dismissed allegations made by Sharon that he was suicidal. Magistrate Mr Tavonga Mtetwa will rule on the matter on November 11.