A Bulawayo woman from Iminyela suburb has not seen her husband’s payslip since he married her ten years ago and whenever she demands to see it, he turns violent and bashes her.
The husband, Ephart Mugano (42), does not support their children.
Tracy Mugano (37) says her husband is always drunk and squanders money on se_x workers. She once found cond0ms in his pants.
He got violent and accused her of planting the cond0ms. Whenever they have an argument, he beats her.
Tracy has resorted to vending for the upkeep of their children and says at times her mean husband would demand money for a booze.
To escape from the claws of abuse Tracy sought help from the Western Commonage Court.
In her founding affidavit she said: “I’m married to Ephart Mugano. He is so abusive and since I got married to him ten years ago, I have not seen his payslip. He claims he earns very little salary due to the fact that he can’t afford to buy food and clothes for our children.
I strongly believes he spends money with pr0stitutes because I stumbled on cond0ms in his trousers’ pocket. And when I confronted him he fumed and bashed me. He also takes my money that I get from vending to spend with his pr0stitutes.”
Ephart apologised and promised to change.
The presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube granted Tracy a protection order. Ephart was ordered to refrain from economically and physically abusing his wife.