A Mwenezi man who claims to be a victim of domestic violence has approached the
Mwenezi Civil Court seeking a protection order against his wife whom he claimed
to be abusive.
electrician Munyaradzi Mungawau pleaded with magistrate Honest Musiiwa to save
him from his wife Vonai Mapingire.
explained his troubles and showed the court the scars he claimed were a result
of the abuse.
Worship, one day I came back home a bit late after spending some time at my
second wife’s place. Though I was a bit drunk, I understood what was happening.
She beat and attacked me with a half-brick on my face.
beg this court to intervene so that my wife does not beat me and we refrain
from fighting as has become the norm. I also ask the court to order my wife to
return my cell phones and work tools which she forcefully took after the
scuffle,” Mangwau said.
her part, Mapingire claimed it was Mangwau himself who was very abusive and had
once assaulted her in public before leaving her for dead.
just took his cell phone but I never beat him, he is lying. In fact, he is the
one who is very abusive. On that day, he beat me in public and there are many
eyewitnesses. I was left severely bleeding and I filed a police report.
I came back to him for some money for medical treatment, he refused. He beat me
and this affected a surgical operation I have on my body,” she countered.
took his time to counsel the couple and advised them to always observe peace
and refrain from fighting.