A SEEMINGLY fed-up man who has suffered enough abuse at the hands of his wife who would punch him in front of their children after he asked her why she took his money and converted it to her own use, has dragged her to the civil court.
Gift Moyo from Entumbane suburb claimed whenever he asked his wife Elain Sibanda why she took his money without telling him, an argument would break out.
In a fit of rage, she would grab him by the throat while hurling insults at him. She would also go on to hit him with fists in front of the children.
Being a reserved person, he had to keep the physical and verbal abuse under wraps for months hoping that his wife would change but she never reformed.
The abused man rushed to Western Commonage Magistrates’ Court to ask for its immediate intervention.
“I am married to Elaine Sibanda and we have children together. I am applying for a protection order against her. She is in the habit of physically, verbally and emotionally abusing me. She takes money and converts it to her own use and when I ask her about it, she gets angry and insults me,” he said.
The troubled Moyo added: “She also threatens to scald me with hot cooking oil. Due to her threats I now fear for my life.”
In her defence Sibanda said: “He was in the habit of assaulting me until I summoned courage and retaliated. He also used to insult me. I admit that I take the money and buy food because he does not give me money for the upkeep of our children.”
The presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube issued the two parties a reciprocal order, which compels the couple to live peacefully by not physically, emotionally and verbally abusing each other.