Sisters fight over husband

HARARE - A Harare woman has dragged to court her sister on accusations that she ruined her marriage of 28 years after falling in love with her husband.

Shilla Ziso, who was applying for a protection order, told the court her sister Marutema Mabhandu, is refusing to move out of their matrimonial house claiming she is pregnant.

“She came as a housemaid and by then I was in Botswana. I was not even aware of the looming agenda she had in mind of tearing my marriage,” said Ziso.

Ziso said she no longer has happiness in marriage as Mabhandu always threatens to assault her if she forces her to leave.

“She is violent. She always shouts at me saying she took my husband because I am barren,” added Ziso.

Ziso told the court Mabhandu took advantage of her barrenness.

In response, Mabhandu admitted she was deceived by Ziso’s husband, claiming he told her Ziso had agreed to a polygamous family.

“I will not go anywhere because we are both his wives.  

“He impregnated me saying they had agreed that he should marry another wife since she can’t fall pregnant,” said Mabhandu.

Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti ordered Ziso to seek an eviction order through the courts if she no longer wants her sister at their matrimonial house.

“I only encourage you to keep peace. In terms of eviction, this court has no obligation to pass a judgment,” she said. - Shame Manesa

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