Man threatens to kill wife over divorce

HARARE - A woman yesterday told the court that her husband, who is staying with a girlfriend, forces her to have unprotected sex against her will.

Joanna Mutubwe told magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami that her husband Dickson Nyamaropa physically and verbally abuses her, forcing her to make love to him.

She was seeking a protection order against him at the Harare Civil Court.

Mutubwe told the court that Nyamaropa threatened to kill her if she divorces him.

“He forces me to have unprotected sexual intercourse with him but he is staying with a girlfriend,” Mutubwe said.

“I want him to remain with his girlfriend and stop coming home. I also want him to be stopped from verbally and physically abusing me. We have not divorced yet because he refused a token of divorce. I last saw him last month and he is refusing to be divorced. He is threatening to kill me if I divorce him.”

Nyamaropa was not present to hear his case and magistrate Muvhami gave a default judgment since he had signed the return of service papers, confirming he knew he was wanted at the courts.

Muvhami, however, ordered Nyamaropa in absentia to stop threatening Mutubwe with any form of violence and not to abuse her in any way.

He also ordered him to stop forcing Mutubwe to have unprotected sex with him or risk being arrested for marital rape.

Comments (4)

Women are very good liars and are very convincing when they lie until they are put under cross examination. Anyway she got what she wanted.

Maita Manyuka - 20 February 2014

Its not about being a woman anyone is capable of lying and in this instance the truth lies with her alone.Munhu munhu she could be telling the truth for all its worth...

Masiziba - 20 February 2014

NOW SHE CAN DO WHAT EVER SHE WANTS EVEN THE MAGISTRATE ARE ALSO STILL SUPPORTING WOMEN ON THE OLD SAY THAT WOMEN ARE ALWAYS INNOCENT WHY SHOULD THEY EVALUATE FIRST

RUDO: - 20 February 2014

NOW SHE CAN DO WHAT EVER SHE WANTS EVEN THE MAGISTRATE ARE ALSO STILL SUPPORTING WOMEN ON THE OLD SAY THAT WOMEN ARE ALWAYS INNOCENT WHY SHOULD THEY EVALUATE FIRST

RUDO: - 20 February 2014

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