A man has told the Harare Civil Court that he was sex-starved because his wife was in the habit of faking illness every night to avoid being intimate with him.

Kennedy Mutanga said he last had sex with his wife five months ago. He was taken to court by his wife, Sakina Pembere, who was seeking a protection order against him.

"I am now sick and tired of being physically and verbally abused by this man over petty issues," she said.
 
Pembere told Harare Civil Court magistrate Mr Brighton Pabwe that Mutanga was also in the habit of physically abusing their children. Mr Pabwe granted the order in Pembere's favour which barred Mutanga from physically and verbally abusing her.
 
"He is not taking care of the family and this started when I caught him with a girlfriend. I am currently working at a pre-school in order to support my children and now he is accusing me of having an affair the one of the school drivers," said Pembere.
 
Pembere said Mutanga was always threatening to kill her and the children. Mutanga denied the allegations and accused Pembere for denying him conjugal rights. "I last got my conjugal rights five months ago and all this time she had been faking illness every night to avoid being intimate with me, he said.
 
Mutanga said it was unfair because during the day Pembere would be fit as a fiddle but in the evening she starts complaining that she is not feeling well.

"I am suspecting that she is having an adulterous affair with someone that's why she is avoiding me," he said.
 
Mr Pabwe granted the order in Pembere's favour which barred Mutanga from physically and verbally abusing her.

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