A Bulawayo womana��s marriage is on the brink of a a�?catastrophic failurea�? because of allegations that she was a�?beddinga�? a married man.
Fungai Phiri claimed Khanyakude Gumbo from Nketa 7 suburb was constantly harassing her while accusing her of sleeping with her husband.
So nasty is the feud that Phiri in a desperate bid to save her marriage, approached the Bulawayo Civil Court seeking a peace order against a violent Gumbo.
In her testimony before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya, Phiri said the accusations that she was a a�?man stealera�? were now ruining her marriage.
a�?Mrs Khanyakude Gumbo is accusing me of having an extramarital affair with her husband. As a married woman this is now causing problems in my marriage. Our long standing dispute started sometime last year.
a�?The argument also once degenerated into a fistfight. Since her accusations are now having a negative effect on my marriage, I want the court to help me by granting a peace order against her so that she stops harassing and accusing me of dating her husband,a�? pleaded Phiri.
Gumbo denied the allegations and accused Phiri of being the one disturbing her peace by constantly insulting her.
a�?The accusations she has levelled against me are not true. I am surprised that she is accusing me of harassing her yet she is the one who has been in the habit of insulting me with vulgar language. Ita��s almost a year since I last communicated with her so how can she have the guts to say I am harassing her?a�? responded Gumbo.
In his ruling the presiding magistrate however, ordered Gumbo not to verbally, physically and emotionally abuse Phiri and not to communicate with her as well.