Cleopatra Phiri from Bulawayoa��s Emabutweni suburb proved that true love is blind when she chose to forgive and reunite with Gift Moyo her husband of four years despite having tried to kill her by setting her alight.
Phiri has to thank her gods after she survived an incident where her husband poured paraffin over her before trying to set her alight.
The incident left many shocked and some people advised her to part ways with the man, but it seems love took control forcing her to reunite with him.
The two love birds forgave each other and put the past behind them.
However, in a bid to make sure that history does not repeat itself, Phiri approached the courts seeking a protection order.
a�?I have been customarily married to Gift Moyo since 2014. He is abusive and most of the time when he is drunk beats me without proper reasons.
a�?On 4 August, he poured paraffin over me and set me ablaze. I then decided to run away to stay with my grandmother because even the children are now afraid of him,a�? said Phiri.
After her shocking revelations, Phiri immediately made it clear that all she wanted was the law to protect her as she was moving back to stay with her husband.
a�?Can the court stop him from insulting and assaulting me. We have discussed the issue and I am going back to stay with him, but I really want the law to protect me,a�? said Phiri. In response, MoyoA� vowed in court that he would never abuse his wife.