Ivan Zhakata Court Reporter
A Harare woman reportedly “locked” her husband to keep him away from bedding his second wife. Agnes Buzuzi allegedly visited a n’anga who gave her juju to lock her husband, Abel Humure, over the second wife.
Humure, who was seeking a protection order against Buzuzi, told Harare Civil Court magistrate Mrs Barbra Mateko that he discovered that he was locked after he made love to his second wife and her stomach started swelling.
Humure said he had to visit a traditional healer who told him that the only “cure” was to drink Buzuzi’s urine and her second wife to drink his urine, which they later did.
“I am applying for a protection order against my wife because she centrally locked me so that I cannot have sexual intercourse with my second wife,” he said.
“She visited a witchdoctor who gave her some juju to insert in her womanhood and when I slept with her I was locked. When I had sex with my second wife her stomach started bulging.
Humure told the court that Buzuzi was chasing him out of their matrimonial house and was also insulting his second wife.
Buzuzi refuted the allegations and told the court that she never used juju on him.
“I dispute all what he has said,” she said. “The woman he is alleging to be his second is actually his girlfriend.
“I do not use juju neither have I abused him in any way. I have not had sex with him for the past seven months so I do not know how he is alleging that I centrally locked him,” Buzuzi said.
Mrs Mateko ordered Buzuzi to stop abusing her husband in any way and to solve their disputes amicably.
Meanwhile, a Harare woman yesterday took her husband to the Harare Civil Court accusing him of assaulting her each time he drinks alcohol.
Gracious Munetsi alleged that her husband, Garvin Tafirenyika, assaulted her in front of their children causing them to fear him.
Munetsi, who was seeking a protection order against Tafirenyika, told Mrs Mateko that he has made several threats and was tracking her on his mobile phone.
“I want him to be stopped from assaulting me,” she said. “Each time he drinks beer he assaults me even in front of the children instilling fear in them.
“He is in the habit of tracking my movements on his mobile phone and I do not know if it is legal to do that.
“He nearly killed me the last time he assaulted me and later forced me to have sexual intercourse with him. He also threatens to come to my workplace to cause havoc and I want him barred from coming there,” Munetsi said.
Tafirenyika, who blamed all the abuses on alcohol, did not oppose his wife’s application.
Mrs Mateko ordered Tafirenyika to stop assaulting, insulting and threatening Munetsi in any way.