ZIMBABWE – A Domboshava woman reportedly assaulted her husband with a sjambok after he had refused to go for an HIV test.
This came to light at Harare civil court where Talent was seeking a protection order against Thompson accusing him of physical and sexual abuse.
“Thompson harasses me asserting that he paid lobola for me so there is nothing l can do to him.
“I moved out of our matrimonial house because he refused to go for an HIV test after spenading three months at his girlfriend’s place.
“Each time l requested money for groceries, he forced me to have sex with him without protection.
“He insults and assaults me each time we meet to discuss our child’s welfare.
“I want him to be barred from coming to my place of residence because he is in the habit of taking our child without my consent,” she said.
In response, Thompson, who denied all the allegations said:
“Talent is lying to this honourable court. I left the house because she assaulted me with a sjambok as l was not willing to go for an HIV test.
“I never took the child without her consent but the child followed me one day on my way home from work.”
Magistrate Barbra Mateko, who presided over the matter, granted a protection order in Talent’s favour.