HARARE – WELL, isn’t that strange that a woman could assault her husband – accusing him of being weak and failing to impregnate her.
Wonder no more, because this happened after a man from Chademana Village in Zaka area, Masvingo province in Zimbabwe sued his in-laws demanding back his pride-price claiming his wife was savagely beating him up over his inability to impregnate her.
According to sources, Jethro Mundanga had constantly been assaulted by his wife Kudzai Mabhiza to an extent that he moved out of their matrimonial home to stay with his relatives.
The two, Mundanga and Mabhiza had been customarily married for 10 years and their marriage had not been blessed with a child, leading the latter to suspect that it was her husband who had a problem since she had a child from her previous marriage.
It was also gathered that the relatives tried to intervene in the matter to no avail.
The situation became worse when Mabhiza started bashing her husband each time they picked up a quarrel.
According to a source, Mundanga, who apparently felt his wife had lowered his dignity and could no longer live with her, approached Chief Ndanga’s traditional court where he narrated his sad love story while demanding that his lobola should be returned.
“He approached Chief Ndanga’s traditional court demanding that his in-laws should pay back his money and two beasts because his wife had turned him into a laughing stock by constantly assaulting him in front of neighbours and relatives while accusing him of being weak because he was unable to give her children.
“She was always shouting obscenities at him, something that makes Mundanga feel not good enough for her. At one time she even forcibly removed his pair of trousers after he came home drunk and in the process she was shouting at him saying he was wasting his energy on beer,” the source said.
Added the source: “That was actually very sad such that Mundanga moved out of the house to stay with a relative and later approached Chief Ndanga’s traditional court demanding that his in-laws should refund him his lobola since their daughter was always deriding him saying he was not man enough.”
Chief Ndanga could neither confirm nor deny the incident.
“There is nothing I can say at the moment and I will be at liberty to comment on the matter once I preside over it.
“This is because at the moment there are a lot of cases which accrued because of Covid-19 regulations which were prohibiting people from gathering and moving from one place to another,” said Chief Ndanga.