A Zimbabwean man seeking divorce has narrated to the court how his enstranged wife’s mother walked into his bedroom, seduced and demanded sex with him.
Mr Manfield Nhemachena made the hard-to-beleive disclosure when he appeared before a Bulawayo court.
However his wife, Tariro Nhemachena, in defense, countered his estranged husband’s claims and accussed him of beating her up all the time.
“On 17 November my estranged husband Manfield Nhemachena came to my house to drop off the child.
We are on separation pending divorce and according to a court order he is supposed to leave the child by the gate, but on this particular day when I sent my child-minder to collect him (her son), he refused to give her saying he wanted me to come there personally.
“As I was about to go, I was shocked when I saw him already inside the house with the child. He went straight to disconnect the Television set saying he has a right over it since our divorce has not yet been finalised.
“From the lounge he stormed into my bedroom and took my laptop which he bought for me when we were still staying together. When I tried to stop him, he violently pushed me against the wall. He grabbed me by the throat and strangled me,” She said.
She went further and disclosed that she defended herself by grabbing him by his shirt, causing his buttons to fall off.
“I started screaming and he rushed out of the house with the laptop and I followed him as I wanted the laptop which has personal information. Outside the house, he grabbed me by the neck and tackled me. I fell headlong to the ground and neighbours later came to my rescue after I screamed. For a moment, I blacked out and when I woke up, that is when I discovered that I had sustained injuries all over my body,” further narrated Tariro.
However, Manfield accused her mother in-law of being behind the most cases in their marriage.
According to him, “She is always after fixing me by fabricating stories. She once claimed that I wanted to stab our child with a kitchen knife. As if that is not enough, she also reported me to Justice for Children claiming I had kidnapped the child.
“For the past four years she would not allow me to see the child. She and her mother were controlling me to the extent that her mother once entered my bedroom and wanted to be intimate with me. The whole family is aware of the incident and it is the one that also led me to walk out of the marriage,” claimed a livid Manfield.
With regards to the TV set, he said: “I asked her to give me one since she had two sets so that when the child comes to where I am now staying, he could also have access to TV. She refused and I forcibly took it. Turning to the issue of laptop, she lied to me that it was stolen. When I wanted to collect it that is when she screamed”. Manfield recounted.