WHILE other men become happy when visited by their lovers it is not so for a Bulawayo man, Raymond Magusha, who decided to punish his lover Joe-Anne Nkiwane who was in the habit of “frequently” visiting him at his lodgings by bashing her.
Magusha’s “unmanly,” behaviour was laid bare at the Bulawayo Civil Court where Nkiwane was seeking a restraining order against him.
In his response to Nkiwane’s accusations that he was a serial abusive lover, Magusha admitted to savagely beating his lover saying it was apparently punishment against her for coming to his place “uninvited”.
“It is true that I constantly assault her but it is only when she comes to my place uninvited,” curtly said Magusha.
His terse response came after Nkiwane begged the presiding magistrate Tinashe Tashaya to grant her a protection order which stops her lover from verbally, physically and emotionally abusing her.
“Raymond Magusha is my boyfriend and we have one minor child together. Raymond is in the habit of verbally and physically abusing me.
“The latest incident was on 1 March when he assaulted me while I was in town. At the height of the abuse he threatened to stab me with a knife and I was rescued by two men who quickly took away the knife,” said a troubled Nkiwane.
Her prayers were answered when the magistrate sternly ordered Magusha not to verbally, physically and emotionally abuse her.
After the ruling, a seemingly incensed Magusha furiously charged at Nkiwane saying she should immediately surrender his property which she took to her place for “safekeeping”.
The magistrate quickly interjected and advised him that if he wants to get back his property from Nkiwane he should do it through the courts.