MEMORY Mabhena is living in fear after her husband’s younger brother threatened to stab her to death as punishment for evicting him from her matrimonial house.
Memory claimed Khumbulani Nkiwane was a troublesome person because each time he came home drunk he would bang on her bedroom door while hurling insults at her.
Memory tried to engage him so that he would refrain from his wayward behaviour but her efforts were in vain.
She even tried to evict him from her matrimonial home but he has remained rooted at the house saying it was owned by his brother.
Things however, took a turn for the worse when they were involved in a heated argument and Khumbulani threatened to stab her to death if she pressed on about pushing for his eviction.
Fearing for her life, Memory then applied for a protection order against Khumbulani.
In her affidavit she said: “I’m applying for a protection order against Khumbulani Nkiwane. He is my husband’s younger brother, and he is in the habit of coming home late at night and would bang on my bedroom door while hurling insults. I have tried to talk to him but to no avail.
I have told him to vacate my matrimonial home but he does not want as he would say it is owned by his brother. He has also threatened to stab me to death if I insist that he has to vacate the house.”
In response Khumbulani apologised and blamed his rowdy behaviour on booze.
“I’m really sorry for my unbecoming behaviour. I blame that on alcohol,” he said.
The presiding magistrate Shepherd Mnjanja granted the protection order in favour of Memory.
Khumbulani was ordered not to insult Memory or threaten her in any way.