A Bulawayo woman claims her businessman husband held on to her undergarment for a sexual ritual that leads her to have an abnormal menstrual period.
Sikhulisiwe Dube believes her husband uses heavyweight juju and so she has approached the Bulawayo Civil Court for protection.
a�?He forcibly took my underwear and each time I demand it back he beats me up. I am suspecting that he used it for juju purposes because each time I had sex with him I will go on my menstrual periods non-stop,a�? she said.
Having been married to Venganai Chinaka, a thriving vegetable market mogul, sex has never been nice for Dube who accused her husband of forcing himself onto her. He even blames her whenever he has an erectile problem.
a�?He is also forcing me to sleep with him. Whenever I turn down his demands he assaults me accusing me of being a witch. As if that is not enough each time he fails to have an erection he also accuses me of bewitching him. I want the court to protect me by granting a protection order against him,a�? said Dube.
Chinaka agreed that he was having problems with his wife. But he in turn blamed it on her menstrual cycle that can go for seven months non-stop.
a�?She is not telling the truth. Our marital problems started after she continuously had her menstrual periods for seven months. During that time we were not having sex,a�? said Chinaka.
He also told the court that he cana��t have extra marital sex because of an erectile problem that he blames on his wife.
a�?My sexual organ is not functioning. Whenever I try to have sex with other women my manhood would not go erect. Even at home it gets erect after a lot of effort. I suspect that she is the one responsible for the problem,a�? he added.
Presiding magistrate Evelyne Mashavakure ordered the parties to keep peace between each other before he referred them for counselling.