My son harasses me: Mum

HARARE - A woman is seeking protection from her son and daughter-in-law claiming they harass and insult her regularly.

Anna Vhono said her son, Andrew, scolds her while her daughter-in-law, Irene Antonio, does not treat her with the respect she deserves as a mother-in-law.

Vhono on Friday told Harare Civil Court magistrate, Gamuchirai Siwardi, that the two do not pay rentals claiming the house belongs to their father.

“My daughter-in-law insults me and my son no longer respects me as his mother and the two are refusing to pay rent at my house,” complained Vhono.

“Irene accuses me of peeping into their bedroom with the intention of sleeping with my son. They treat me like a slave in my own house and I want them to be evicted,” Vhono said.

Andrew refuted his mother’s allegations. He said his father left him in charge of the house before he died.

“I dispute all what she is saying because before my father died he left me in charge of the house and I extended it,” argued Andrew.

“The reason why we were not paying rentals is that we were failing to make ends meet but my father had told me to stay for free,” he added.

Antonio supported her husband.

She told the court that she said nothing bad against her mother-in-law since she is the mother of her husband.

“I do not scold her but I will be responding to what she will be saying to me,” said Antonio.

Magistrate Siwardi ordered Andrew and Antonio to observe peace with Vhono and refrain from abusing her in any way.

Comments (1)

Kuda zvamahara vana vamazuva ano, pay rent or move out muvakawo dzenyu dzimba. Vanoiwanepi muchemebere mari maybe its her only source of income.

Roni - 29 April 2014

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