Chaos as in-laws threaten to burn man alive over his son’s refusal to take back their daughter


A Kwekwe man has approached the court seeking protection from in-laws who threatened to burn him.

He claimed the threats were over his son’s refusal to take back their daughter.

Ellmon Munedzimwe stood before Kwekwe magistrate Samukeliso Gumbo seeking protection order against Michael Mangachena.

“Your Worship, Mangachena has been sending a go-between and forcing his granddaughter to come to my house without my consent.

“He also threatened to burn me alive for not complying with his demands and l do not wish to entertain him since l fear for my life and l therefore wish to be protected.

“I am pleading with the court to be granted protection order as l cannot stay with his granddaughter because l do not know why she was chased away where she was staying with my son and also for my own safety as a man.

“I do not want them to involve me in their quarrels because they are grown-ups who can make decisions for themselves,” he said.

Responding to the allegations Mangachena, denied ever threatening to kill anyone saying he was only to trying to solve the issues that had arisen within the family.

“He wishes to get a protection order just so that he can wipe us away from talking things through like grown-ups.

“I have been asking him to call his son so that he can come and do things properly according to culture if he no longer wants my granddaughter.

“I am the one responsible for her so l have to make things right according to how they started.

“I am also insisting on talking like adults because they took my granddaughter’s two minor kids whom she is worried about and cannot stay in the dark about their whereabouts.

“I also have a witness who can testify as to how l was handling issues but they are unfortunately not feeling okay,” explained Mangachena.

Presiding magistrate Gumbo ordered Mangachena to bring the witness to testify on December 15.

— HMetro

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