Ivan Zhakata Court Reporter
A man is in the habit of taking his girlfriends home and bedding them in his wife’s presence to get rid of her, a Harare Civil Court has heard. Tedious Mavhere reportedly brought several women at his matrimonial home and had sexual intercourse with them in his wife, Joyce Masikani’s full view.
Masikani, who was seeking a protection order against Mavhere told the magistrate Mrs Barbra Mateko that he assaults her for reprimanding him.
She said Mavhere was starving her, spending all the money spoiling his girlfriends.
“He brings women in my presence and have sexual intercourse with them in front of me,” Masikani said.
“He said the house belonged to him and has the right to bring and bed whoever he wants as the head of the house. Some time back when I was sick, he brought a woman to stay at our matrimonial house and they would have me sleep on the floor while they had sex on my matrimonial bed.
“He forcefully takes my money and spends it on his girlfriends. If I reprimand him he severely assaults me and now he has since moved out of our house. He is staying with his women,” she said.
Responding to his wife’s allegations, Mavhere told the court that he should be the one seeking protection as he is a victim of Masikani’s abuses.
He said Masikani has denied him sex for a very long time, which resulted in him having girlfriends to fulfil his sexual desire.
Mrs Mateko ordered Mavhere to stop abusing his wife and to keep peace with her at all times.