Wives embroiled in conjugal row

HARARE - A Mabvuku woman has dragged her husband’s wives to court for mocking her and withholding conjugal rights to him because he suffered a stroke.

Mario Gumeyo dragged her husband’s senior wives Magaya Emerita and Zvitatike Mapiro to court seeking a peace order for alleged verbal abuse.

“I was the last one to marry into the family in 1983 but never had a child,” she told the court.

“They are usually insulting me about my condition and claim that I am spending our husband’s money.

“I have been staying with our husband since 2002 when they abandoned him because he suffered a stroke.They refuse to have sexual intercourse with him demanding money, though he gives us $70 every month.”

The disputes reportedly started after Mapiro and Magaya discovered that Gumeyo would quiz their husband about how good his sexual encounters with the other two were.

“When Gumeyo married into our home I personally welcomed her as the first wife,” Mapiro told the court and added: “We started having problems because she is too forward, spends our husband’s money and enquires about his sexual encounters whenever he sleeps with us.

“She is disrespectful and selfish. She has her own house but still collects and spends rentals from the house I built with my husband before she married.”

Magaya echoed similar sentiments and said her children were not going to school because the $70 she got per month was insufficient.

“I can’t sustain myself and the children with $70. Our husband has neglected us and now lives with Gumeyo. I no longer sleep with him because I can’t handle the embarrassment of having people discuss ‘how good I am in bed’,” Magaya told the court.

Presiding magistrate Rebecca Kavhiya granted a reciprocal order and advised the trio to live in peace.


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