Man sues disrespectful son-in-law


By Gibson Mhaka

For a Bulawayo man it seems to be the end of a ‘good’ relationship with his son-in-law after he sued him for insulting him by referring to his mother’s privates.

Elias Moyo from Entumbane said each time he met his son-in-law Antony Mhodi he would threaten to assault him before resorting to obscenities.

As a result of his violent behaviour Moyo said he was living in fear of his son-in-law.

Moyo lodged the harassment complaint at the Bulawayo Civil Court where he was seeking a protection order against Mhodi.

“Antony Mhodi is my son-in-law and is customarily married to my daughter. He is in the habit of threatening me and my family. He insults me with vulgar language. On numerous occasions he has also threatened to hit me with an empty beer bottle.

“Whenever I meet him especially at the shops he would confront me while armed with some sharp objects. As if that is not enough he insults me by referring to my mother’s privates,” said Moyo.

Moyo said his son-in-law’s violent behaviour was psychologically and emotionally disturbing him.

Mhodi, however, avoided humiliation of a trial by not coming to court to respond to his father-in-law’s accusations. In his ruling presiding magistrate Sheunesu Matova ordered Mhodi not to physically assault and verbally harass or threaten his father-in-law.B-Metro

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  • Mukwasha mboko

  • If I was the daughter I would leave the bustard, for insulting my father

    • It’s finished or it’s going towards that direction. After the bustard has been sued what do you think will hold that marriage

    • It’s finished or it’s going towards that direction. After the bustard has been sued what do you think will hold that marriage

    • There is nothing holding the marriage . A marriage ends when a spouse seizes to respect the other half and insulting their parents is one . The day he opened his mouth to insult father in law is the day he decided he no longer wants his wife . If she is with him then she is a fool

  • What did the father do to get him there… there are always two sides to a story but of cause nothing can justify his choice of words to the father in law.

  • What did the father do to get him there… there are always two sides to a story but of cause nothing can justify his choice of words to the father in law.

  • Manyara Manyara

    Ko where is the daughter and what does she have to say?

    • Fogmaster

      naiyewo anopinda busy, Mhodi imhondi iyo!

  • Thats not good its better you take your daughter

  • Thats not good its better you take your daughter

  • Vanoti_dako

    Ndidzo type dzevakwasha vano vvira ambuya idzi!