AN INJIVA is reportedly sleeping with one eye open like a crocodile because his estranged wife allegedly threatened him with “death” as punishment for divorcing her.
Mandlenkosi Ncube, a teacher at Oxford Combined College in Kempton Park, South Africa claimed he was living in fear after his ex-wife Prisca Ncube sent him a string of threatening and fearful messages advising him to have a functional burial society.
Mandlenkosi made the remarks while responding to the wife’s accusations that he was physically and verbally abusing her.
Prisca apparently courted Mandlenkosi’s ire when she claimed the latter was also using knobkerries, wooden sticks and knives to physically abuse her.
“I am seeking a protection order against my husband who is no longer staying at our matrimonial house for the past four years. Since we are no longer staying together my husband is verbally and physically abusing me. He also uses knobkerries, wooden sticks and knives to assault me and I had stitches on my head as a result of his abuse.
“We now live and work in South Africa and when he sent me divorce summons I refused to sign them saying I will only do that when we returned back home. Before he sent me the summons I got to know of them through his girlfriend who he is now staying with,” said Prisca.
However, in response Mandlenkosi created drama when he told the court that Prisca should stop calling him her husband because he had successfully filed for divorce.
To authenticate his claims and to Prisca’s shock he produced a divorce decree which was granted by a South African court.
“I am no longer her husband as she is claiming after we divorced in South Africa. We divorced in South Africa since we are now living and working there and she is also now a resident of that country.
“I am not violent as she has alleged. We separated four years ago and I filed for divorce after she had asked for it in front of our children.
Infact she is the one who is violent towards me and this began when I divorced her.
“She started sending me threatening messages saying I should be careful wherever I am whether in Zimbabwe or South Africa, adding that I should have a functional burial society,” said Mandlenkosi.
Presiding magistrate Sithembile Ncube in her ruling, ordered both parties to keep peace by not being violent towards each other.