A Bulawayo man is caught up in an infidelity and witchcraft storm after his wife, a manager with a beverage manufacturer made stunning disclosures that he was a bed-hopper who was habitually abusing her and accusing her of being a witch with 30 goblins.
The woman, Bongani Moyo, claimed that her husband, a medical practitioner, Wisdom Peresuh, was also accusing her of possessing three human skulls which she was given by a traditional healer from Domboshava to help her amass vast wealth at his expense.
She had no kind words for her husband whom she said was no stranger to controversy after he missed death by a whisker this year when he was stabbed by unknown assailants who reportedly caught him, having sex with another woman in her car at the Bulawayo Centenary Park.
Moyo made the startling revelations that were pregnant with colour, life and humour last Friday at the Bulawayo Civil court where she was seeking a protection order against her husband. She alleged that her husband of 23 years had on several occasions threatened to kill her.
"I have been married to Wisdom since 1991 but as from 2011 he started being violent as he was always threatening me for no apparent reason. In that same year he tried to assault me with an axe and I ran away and slept in the bush with our maid. We used grass as our blankets on the fateful night. I reported the matter to the police but did not file charges after we were counselled," she said.
"He is always accusing me of being a prostitute and a witch. he told my friends that I am a witch who had 30 goblins and three human skulls that I acquired from a sangoma in Domboshava to amass wealth despite the fact that I have never been to Domboshava. He also claimed that he was told by sister Hlengiwe that I killed my brother adding that he also consulted prophets who told him that I had goblins," she added.
"On 14 February he did not come home and I was shocked when he phoned our son claiming that he had been admitted at Mater Dei Hospital after he was stabbed by unknown assailants. Upon conducting investigations, we discovered that he had been stabbed while having sex with another woman in my car, a Fortuner which I had given him to use. I was shocked when I found a black g-string, ladies shoes among other items in the car. I was really disturbed after the pictures of those items and blood-stained vehicle went viral on the internet," she said.
However, Peresuh, who could neither confirm nor deny the allegations said he was not feeling well and wanted the matter to be postponed.
"Your Worship, I am not feeling well and I want the matter to be postponed to another date and in the event that the protection is granted, it can bind both of us as she is also abusing me," he said.
However, presiding magistrate, Marylene Mtshina, granted an interim protection order before she referred both parties for counselling and asked them to return to court on 15 August.