‘I married a bully’
16 November 2017
A CITY man claims his wife is a bully who frequently harasses and beats him.
Tatenda Nyoka approached the Harare civil court seeking a protection order against Chipo Chihowa.
Tatenda also accused Chipo of stalking him at his work place.
“This woman is my wife and we have been married for eight years.
“I loved her very much but her behaviour is getting on my nerves.
“She frequently beats me and insults me saying that I don’t fend for her and our children.
“I don’t beat her or defend myself because I never lay hands on a woman.
“Just recently she threw me out of our matrimonial home and threw my clothes out of the house.
“I then started renting a house different from hers but she still follows me around assaulting and insulting me.
“She gossips about me telling people that I’m a sissy.
“I’m tired of living in fear of her, unfortunately I realised that I married a bully a little too late.”
In response Chipo denied all the allegations.
“I’m opposed to everything he said.
“I don’t stalk him I only visited his work place because I wanted him to give me money for the upkeep of our children.
“Is it a crime to ask for maintenance money from the father of your children?
“I also did not throw his clothes out or chase him away but it was him who wanted to take his clothes away so that he could move in with his prostitute.
“I even refused to give him his clothes that is when he reported me to the police.”
Presiding Magistrate Larzin Ncube granted the protection order in Tatenda’s favour and advised Chipo to sue for maintenance.