A Kwekwe man’s efforts to reconcile with his wife who had deserted him fell flat after he was allegedly assaulted by her relatives.
The local tabloid, H-Metro, reports that Steven Magara alleges that he was assaulted by his wife’s uncles’ after approaching their residence where his wife had taken refuge.
The matter came to light at the Kwekwe civil court where Magara opened up on how his wife Murika Mugwira had been denying him s_exual intercourse for months.
Mugwira had approached the courts seeking a protection order against her husband whom she claimed was abusive.
”My uncles came to take me home because I was imprisoned by this man in his house. He did not allow me to set foot outside the house. He banned me from talking to our neighbours and he did not allow me to go to church or leave the house for any reason,” said Mugwira
In a responce to the application, Magara lamented over the state of his marriage accusing his wife of infidelity.
”She is my wife but denies me my conjugal rights and I have seen her suspicious moves whereby she communicates with other men.
”Her uncles took her away from me and when I followed to her uncle’s residence they assaulted me.
”I love her but the problem lies with her uncle’s who do not want to reason with me despite efforts that I have been making to make amends.
”I am not her first husband. She was married to a number of men before and those men illtreated her that is why I married her thinking that I might make her a better person,” said Magara.
Magistrate Storey Rushambwa who presided over the matter granted a mutually binding protection order and he ordered the parties to live in peace and resolve their differences amicably.