A man from Mpopoma suburb had to ask the law to help him after his wife turned him into a punching bag for allegedly bringing his girlfriends to their matrimonial home and sleeping with them on their bed while she was away.
Daniels Dube (45) has faced a tough time at the hands of his abusive wife Nokuthaba Moyo (27) who always beats him whenever she returns from buying her clothing stock from South Africa or Mozambique.
Dube said his wife was fed false reports by a neighbour that whenever she was away, he would bring his lover to their matrimonial home and they would booze in the living room and after that sleep on their matrimonial bed.
Dube has tried to explain to his wife that he did not have any lover and had never brought any woman to their home, but she would not believe his side of the story.
Instead she would accuse him of disrespecting her and hit him with fists in front of the children. And she would insult him saying he was a lazy man who does not want to look for a job and was only after prostitutes. Dube had to seek legal intervention at Western Commonage court.
“I’m applying for a protection order against my wife Nokuthaba Moyo whom I have two minor children with. She is in the habit of accusing me of cheating on her saying I brought my girlfriend to our matrimonial home and would drink alcohol with her and sleep with her on our bed. I have tried to explain to her that I never did that and she was lied to. She would fume at me and would pick anything in the house and hit me with it. She does this in the presence of our minor children and would tell me that I’m a lazy man and I do not want to look for a job,” he said.
Nokuthaba said: “I have enough evidence that he cheats on me. Sadly I’m the one who takes care of him and the children.”
The presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube granted Daniels an interim order against his wife. Nokuthaba was ordered not to physically and emotionally abuse her husband.