A BULAWAYO couplea��s 45-year-old marriage is on the rocks following sensational allegations by the husband that his wife was always accusing him of being a wizard and that he used juju to kill their children.
Fortune Sibanda from Ntabazinduna Flats in Mzilikazi suburb who was seeking a protection order against his wife Violet Sibanda said the latter was accusing him of being evil.
He said despite the fact there was no evidence that he was using juju, there was still bad blood between him and his wife.
a�?I am applying for a protection order against my wife Violet Sibanda who always insults me saying I am a wizard and that I am in possession of muthi which I used to kill our children. I am praying to this honourable court to help me by ordering my wife not to verbally abuse me while calling me a witch,a�? said Fortune.
He said his wife was accusing him of practising witchcraft just because one of their children died in an accident while insisting that all he wanted was for his wife to leave him alone.
In response, his wife refuted the accusations saying her husband was the one who was always bragging that he was in possession of strong muthi that could kill the whole family.
a�?We got married in 1973 and by that time he was a feared sangoma. He was always bragging and threatening that he had powerful muthi to kill people. He was also accusing his mother of practising witchcraft and that she was responsible for the death of one of our children who died in an accident. Another issue is that we are no longer sharing a bed and Ia��m now sleeping in the spare bedroom,a�? Violet angrily responded.
In his ruling the presiding magistrate Tinashe Tashaya dismissed Fortunea��s application saying there was no evidence of abuse which he had stated in his affidavit.