He forces himself into my room in the middle of the night: Lodger torments landlady


For six months Cathrine Ndiweni (34) from Bulawayo’s Njube suburb has been having a tough time as she has been failing to sleep because whenever her tenant returns from a booze he bangs on her door and hurl insults at her.

She said from March this year she has been enduring hard times at the hands of her tenant named Tobias Dube because whenever he returns from a booze in the middle of the night he bangs on her door and forces himself inside her room. He would then hurl insults at her while accusing her of being a bad influence to his estranged wife.

Ndiweni said her tenant blames her for having caused cracks in his marriage which eventually forced his wife to desert him. She said she tried to engage Tobias but all her efforts were in vain.

Ndiweni reported him to the police’s Victim Friendly Unit after that he made a vow that he would refrain from his unbecoming behaviour but he has continued to torment her. Seeing that he was not changing she applied for a protection order at the Western Commonage Court.

In her affidavit she said: “My name is Cathrine Ndiweni. I’m applying for a protection order against my tenant Tobias Dube.

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When he returns home in the middle of the night he makes unbearable noise as he bangs on my door and accuses me of having caused problems in his marriage which forced his wife to desert him.

“I fear for my life because he always threatens to kill me. I’m therefore applying for a protection order against him.”

The magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube granted Ndiweni a protection order. Tobias was prevented from insulting her or banging on her door.

— BMetro

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