A HARARE woman has been exposed for lying to her husband that she was never married when she had a previous union.
Shingirai Ruwange only found out after 10 years of marriage that his wife, Barbra Buure, was once married and had a son.
This matter came to light at the Harare Civil Court where Barbra applied for a protection order against Shingirai who had been abusing her.
“Shingirai is very abusive as he assaults and insults me.
“He chased me away from our matrimonial home and I want to go back home because my children are there and I want to have access to them.
“He accuses me of giving him an STI whilst he is the one who infected me,” said Barbra.
“He is lying that he never knew I was once married because at one time he bought uniforms and paid school fees for my late son.
“Before we got married, I told him that I was once married”.
In response, Shingirai said:
“I don’t oppose the granting of the protection order but I am not comfortable with her coming back to our matrimonial home, after what happened five years ago.
“She was married before and had a child, but she never told me.
“Both the husband and the child are late, and I also found she was taking some medication, which she was using on her own, without my knowledge”.
Magistrate Sharon Mashavire, who presided over the matter, granted the protection order in Barbra’s favour.
She ordered Shingirai to maintain peace all the time.