A man from Umguza on the outskirts of Bulawayo pulled a shocker when he allegedly disowned his daughter on the grounds that she was a “serial” pros_titute who was in the habit of giving birth to children with different men.
Dazimata Sithole made the disclosure while testifying against his wife, Cathrine Sithole who had accused him of being abusive.
“Dazimata Sithole is my husband and we got married in 1978. We have 10 children together and for the past 40 years my husband has been physically, verbally and emotionally abusing me. The recent case of abuse was on 7 February when he wanted to stab me with a kitchen knife and I had to seek refuge at a neighbour’s house.
“My husband is also abusing other family members including our daughters and grandsons. At one time he struck our daughter with a hoe handle in the head. He also uses derogatory words to insult me in the presence of children and neighbours. He has also on several occasions threatened to poison me,” said Gogo Cathrine.
Dazimata refuted his wife’s accusations saying he was the one being abused.
“It is not true that I’m abusing her. She is the one abusing me. She teams up with one of our daughters to harass me.
This was after I reprimanded her (daughter) over pr0stitution. Our daughter’s behaviour annoys me.
“She is a serial prostitute who beds different men from our area and I no longer want her at home. Just imagine as young as she is she now has three kids with different fathers. Recently she was beaten up after she double-crossed her other boyfriend with his brother.