Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent—
Sungura star Alick Macheso’s daughter Sharon has revealed that her husband of two months Kudakwashe Munetsi abuses drugs and alcohol, smokes mbanje and drinks bronclear (popularily known as bronco), which results in him becoming violent towards her. Sharon said this in her application for a protection order she filed against Munetsi at the Chitungwiza Civil Court on Monday.
Through her lawyer Arshiel Mugiya of Mugiya and Macharaga Law Chambers, Sharon cited violence and drug abuse as the major reasons she needed protection from Munetsi.
“Barely a month into the marriage the conduct of the respondent has been hostile towards me, said Sharon in her application. “He has on several occasions perpetrated acts of physical violence as well as verbal assault on my person. The underlying cause of respondent’s behaviour is that he abuses alcohol and drugs, he has a penchant for drinking broncklin, he also smokes cannabis and abuses amtriplin pills,” she said.
“After taking these drugs he becomes violent, uncooperative and acts in an unbecoming manner .”
In her founding affidavit, Sharon said Munetsi abused drugs and she feared for her life.
“The last straw happened on October 12 2014 after he had spent most of the day drinking alcohol. I confronted him about this behaviour to which he then unleashed verbal abuse on me.”
Sharon said Munetsi clearly indicated that he was on a mission to tarnish the Macheso family’s image.
He reportedly demanded money from the wife, claiming that more cash was being spent on renovating the house that was donated by the musician to his daughter as a wedding gift.
Sharon, who disclosed that she was pregnant with Munetsi’s baby, said she had been subjected to torture and that she feared for her health and that of the baby.
“He then went on to physically assault me using open palms, fists and booted feet whilst I lay helplessly on the floor,“ she said. “The most despicable thing is that he directed his assault on my abdomen when he fully knows that I am pregnant.”
Sharon said Munetsi had suicidal tendencies.
“He is always telephoning me demanding that I should return back to him or else he would commit suicide,” she said. “I found the threats to be real as he has, on several occasions in my presence, attempted to commit suicide either by hanging himself or by stabbing himself with a kitchen knife.”