A Rushinga woman has taken her father-in-law to Chief Makuni’s Court citing incapacitation and ill-treatment after her husband left home for no apparent reason.
Emmildah Chokuwamba accuses her father-in-law Godfrey Samuel of mistreating, stigmatizing and depriving her of conjugal rights after separating her with the husband.
It is said Chokuvamba never had time with her husband after her father-in-law spoke badly of her.
“I spent a whole year sleeping together with my husband’s grandmother while they sent my husband away to Harare,” she said.
She said they were not providing any support for the child and ran away to hide in Harare.
She said all the grains she harvested were all taken by the in-laws.
“I am disallowed to speak to my husband on the cellphone I do not even know his phone number but only his parents do.”
The father in law Samuel justified himself arguing that his daughter-in-law had a disagreement with her husband who is in Harare doing a building course.
Samuel pleaded guilty and Chief Makuni allowed the marriage to end since it appeared its no longer bearable and disharmonious to both parties.
Samuel was ordered to pay two beasts to his daughter-in-law within 21 days, H-Metro reports.
In other news, iHarare had reported that in a bizarre development, three disgruntled Mwenezi teachers allegedly demanded for a thief’s exhumation after he was buried together with their property.
The three, Taurai Sithole, Caroline Mlambo, and Lamedy Matavire from Dinhe Primary School under Chief Neshuro claim the late Tarisai Chihisani of Mashavele Village stole their household property worth over R50 000 during school holidays in March this year.