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Woman dumps ‘abusive husband’ in court

By Nyaradzo Bakari

A Bulawayo woman yesterday opted out of her marriage in court, saying she no longer loved her husband. Ms Memory Mutanga (25) told the father of her three children, John Mazani (31) from Emganwini suburb, that she was quitting the marriage in front of Western Commonage magistrate, Mr Lungile Ncube.

File picture of people waiting outside the Western Commonage Magistrates Courts in Bulawayo
File picture of people waiting outside the Western Commonage Magistrates Courts in Bulawayo

“I no longer love him, so I want out of the marriage,” said Ms Mutanga.

Mazani was charged with domestic violence after he assaulted Mutanga on November 20 for spending the night away from home.

Ms Mutanga has since moved out of the matrimonial home.

Mazani said he assaulted his wife out of anger after she gave him contradicting answers when he asked where she had spent the night.

“Your worship I did this out of anger. I asked my wife where she had been all night and she gave me two different answers, which did not add up,” he said.

“At first she said she was at a friend’s place but to my surprise I met the friend in the morning when she was from work and she told me she had not seen my wife. My wife changed and said she had gone to town to clear her mind so I got angry and assaulted her.”

Mazani said Ms Mutanga had left their children alone in the house while he was at work.

Asked where he thought his wife was, he said he suspects she has a boyfriend somewhere as he had seen messages on her phone that prove there is someone in her life.

Mr Ncube fined Mazani $100 or 90 days in prison.

Prosecuting, Ms Margret Takawira said Mazani assaulted his wife, accusing her of cheating.

“On November 20 the accused and complainant had a misunderstanding whereby the accused was accusing the complainant of being a prostitute,” said Ms Takawira.

She said Ms Mutanga sought medical attention and a medical report was produced as an exhibit. The Chronicle

  • Makwikwi

  • Sorry bro we nolonger have wives in Zimbabwe

  • so kurambwa kunoda kuri kwekuti murume ndiye arambe akava mkadzi zvoshata bodo mheni imbonzwai kuradza kwazvo varume vanoramba abuser tormenting vakadzi evrydae wani

  • tsvaga umwe mzukuru uyu ayenda nezvikomba payikuramba ayinge akatomirirwa kuGedhi

  • 3 kids @ 25yrs, & you cape it up with a devorce, eish tough!! Now straight to full-time small-housing, who can marry a woman with 3 kids??

    • Ini ndakaroorwa ndine 3 kids already .. Chikuru rudo

    • Vana vanotadzisa rudo here kana achikuda anoda vana usina rudo nyangwe asina mwana hauroore

    • I can marry a woman with 3kids even its a woman with 3 kids from 3 different fathers, I can definitely marry her…True caring love sees beyond silly prejudices against single mothers. For your own info these single mothers make better loving, committed, caring, hardworking wives than these women who have never had any kids before. Who said marrying a woman who doesn’t have a kid from a previous relationship will guarantee a happy faithful marriage? Who said women who get married without kids are loyal and faithful in marriage?Let’s not discriminate against single mothers please,they are humans and they deserve to be loved and get married.

  • Vakadzi vazere unoswera wawana umwe usarwadziwe varume ndivo vakutonetsa kuwana achakufunga

  • She did a good move leaving an abusive hubby .some men are evil mhani

  • nxaaa bad the kids will suffer

  • 3kids 25yrs😡 wow.she is a scrap now ngauye kuno tigarisane