A Bulawayo woman shamed her husband by sensationally claiming he was sexually attracted to his stepdaughter before she revealed his foiled tryst when he allegedly tried to sexually sample her.
Judith Moyo from Harrisvale said after the alleged foiled rape expedition, her husband Bongani Ngulube was now facing charges of attempting to “deflower” his stepdaughter.
As if that is not enough, Moyo also accused her husband of being abusive and adulterous adding that she was “practically a prisoner in her own home”.
“I am married to Bongani Ngulube in terms of the Marriages Act Chapter 5:11 and the marriage still subsists. I approach the court on a basis for a protection order against him, the reasons being, he has been abusing me since 2009. He has subjected me for a very long time to physical, emotional, verbal, psychological and financial abuse.
“In the various occasions that he assaulted me, I would tell him I was going to report him to the police and he would shout at me before telling me to go ahead. He becomes very aggressive each time I talk to him about financially contributing towards the upkeep of our two minor children.
“What has precipitated this application is that my eldest daughter whom I stay with, at our matrimonial home has reported him for sexual harassment. He is not the biological father and is now being charged with attempted rape and indecent assault.
“The matter is still pending at the court and he is no longer talking to me ever since the matter was taken to court. I now fear for my life as I do not know what he is capable of doing,” reads part of Moyo’s affidavits which she filed at the Bulawayo Civil Court seeking a protection order against her husband.
From the day her daughter reported Ngulube to the police, Moyo said she no longer had peace at home, to an extent that she moved out of their matrimonial bedroom.
She added: “He no longer talks to me and avoids me by coming home very late or not coming at all. Moreover, he owns a gun and at some point he pointed that firearm at me after we had a misunderstanding.
“He also accuses me of having extra-marital affairs and calls me a prostitute when in actual fact he is the one who gets involved in several adulterous relationships.
“He does not allow me to visit my family and threatens to kill me now and again. He is too possessive that my family members are now afraid of visiting me. I am practically a prisoner in my own home. I now fear for my life especially considering that there is a criminal charge filed against him by my daughter, who has since left our house to stay with my sister.”
Moyo passionately begged the court to stop her husband from verbally, physically and emotionally harassing her as well as not to pry into her cellphone without permission.
Her prayers were answered when the presiding magistrate Tinashe Tashaya granted the order by consent from her husband in terms of her application.