LOVE next door aina��t a bad idea!
But Siphosisile Mpala thinks it is after her neighbour at Bulawayoa��s Cowdray Park suburb, Jack Moyo, pestered her for sex.
As fate would have it Mpala rejected his advances. However, instead of taking it like a man, Moyo started calling Mpala names and using profane language towards her.
The emotional torture became too much for her and she has since approached the courts for a peace order.
a�?I am having problems with my neighbour who always insults me saying I am a prostitute and that is the reason my husband dumped me. The problem started after I refused to have sex with him and ever since I have not had peace in my life,a�? she told presiding magistrate Tancy Dube.
But Mpala is a tough cookie. At one point she beat up Moyo but that landed her in trouble.
a�?Last month he insulted me and I ended up assaulting him and I went to prison for that,a�? she said.
In his response, Moyo resorted to complaining about Mpalaa��s tenants.
a�?The applicant stays with people who drink and move at night. When they return, they make noise and when I try talking with them she gets involved,a�? he said.
The application was granted in favour of Mpala and the respondent was ordered not to communicate with the applicant in any way, verbally abuse her, go to applicanta��s house or interfere with her business and her tenants.