A woman from Kwekwe has been dragged to court by her husband’s mistress who is accusing her of destroying her property and stealing groceries from her house.
Margaret Sibanda approached the courts seeking a peace order prohibiting his lover’s wife Winnie Khaloti from harassing her.
The matter was heard before Kwekwe magistrate Mr Story Rushambwa. Mr Rushambwa granted a peace order prohibiting Khaloti from going to Sibanda’s house and she was strongly warned to desist from harassing the applicant.
Sibanda admitted to dating Khaloti’s husband saying she did not know that he was a married man.
“Your worship, l do know the man in question and it is true that we are dating. I didn’t know that he is married because when we met, he told me that he was single,” she said.
In her defence, Khaloti denied beating or harassing Sibanda saying she only went to Sibanda’s house to take groceries which her husband had taken from home and given to Sibanda.
“Your worship, l did not steal the groceries. I bought the groceries using my own money and put them at home. My husband took some of the groceries and gave them to Sibanda. I then went to her house to take those groceries, not to harass or beat her,” he said.
The agreed facts are that on March 28, Khaloti went to Sibanda’s home and destroyed property, poured water on Sibanda’s blood pressure (BP) tablets before taking groceries and money amounting to RTGS$30.
After the incident, Khaloti promised to compensate Sibanda for the damages she caused but she only gave her RTGS$38. This did not go down well with Sibanda who then took the matter to the courts.