Ivan Zhakata Court Reporter
A man’S attempt to get rid of his pregnant girlfriend was in vain after the Harare Civil Court magistrate dismissed his application for a protection order.
Fungai Hamandishe, who wanted his girlfriend Hyde Madari evicted by magistrate Mrs Marehwanazvo Gofa, alleged that she teamed up with her relatives and assaulted him. However, tables turned and Madari was granted a protection order which barred Hamandishe from chasing her out of the house.
Hamandishe had told the court that Madari’s relatives dumped her at his house after severely assaulting him for impregnating her.
“She teamed up with her relatives and assaulted me forcing me to marry her after she fell pregnant,” he said.
“Her relatives dumped her at our house and now she is threatening to commit suicide if I send her back to her family. I do not want to live with her because I am not sure if the pregnancy is mine, so she has to leave our house,” Hamandishe said.
Madari did not deny the allegations.
She told the court that Hamandishe impregnated her and she eloped, but he was chasing her out of the house.
“I went to his house after he impregnated me but now he is chasing me away,” Madari said.
Mrs Gofa granted the order in Madari’s favour and ordered Hamandishe to follow the customary procedure if he no longer loves her.