Sharon Macheso granted provisional order
Sungura musician Alick Macheso’s daughter Sharon has been granted a provisional order against her husband of two months, Kudakwashe Munetsi, following the physical and emotional abuse she has suffered at his hands.
The provisional order granted by Chitungwiza Civil Court magistrate Ms Marehwanazvo Gofa on Monday, will be confirmed next Friday.
“Take note that on October 31 application will be made for the confirmation of the provisional order granted on 20 October,” reads part of the order.
Sharon approached the courts seeking recourse after she and Munetsi were embroiled in a bitter domestic dispute, barely two months after their wedding in Harare.
In her affidavit Sharon, who is represented by Mr Norman Mugiya, said she got married to Munetsi on August 6 in terms of the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11).
“Barely a month into the marriage the conduct of the respondent (Munetsi) has been hostile towards me in that he has on several occasions perpetrated acts of physical violence as well as verbal assault on my person,” Sharon said.
She said Munetsi’s actions were a result of alcohol and drug abuse.
“He has a penchant for drinking broncleer, he also smokes cannabis and abuses amtriplin pills,” she said.
“After taking these drugs, he becomes violent, unco-operative and acts in an unbecoming manner.”
She said the last incident took place on October 12 after Munetsi spent most of the day drinking and verbally abused her after she censured his behaviour.
“He then went on to physically assault me using open palms, fists . . . while I lay helplessly on the floor.
“The most despicable thing is that he directed his assault on my abdomen when he fully knows that I am pregnant,” she said. The assault case is on-going at the Harare Magistrates’ Court.