Wife drags hubby to court over sex drought

Gibson Mhaka
A Bulawayo woman was assaulted by her son after she allegedly chased his father from the main house to stay at the cottage and accommodated her boyfriend in the matrimonial bedroom. Memory Tumbwe from Montrose suburb, who said her husband, Cecil Mangi, was not man enough in bed in a desperate bid to stop him from sneaking into their matrimonial bedroom, is sleeping with an iron bar under the bed to keep him from coming close.

This emerged at the Bulawayo civil court where Tumbwe sued her husband for physically abusing her and failing to sexually satisfy her.

Tumbwe told presiding magistrate Evylene Mashavakure that her husband was irresponsible. She also said he was not doing his job in the bedroom as he was failing to sexually satisfy her.

She claimed that for the past one and half years she and her husband had not engaged in sexual intercourse, apparently forcing her to seek satisfaction elsewhere.

a�?This man is violent and is threatening me with a knife. He also abuses his children by not paying their school fees. He does not satisfy me sexually because he has numerous girlfriends. There has been no activity in our bedroom for the past one and half years. By so doing he is emotionally abusing me,a�? she said.

Mangi, however, objected to the claims saying Memory was a liar who was trying to cover up for her adulterous behaviour.

a�?She is not telling the truth. I have never in my life abused her. I have since moved to the cottage because of her violent behaviour. She stays with an iron bar under the bed which she is using to threaten me.A� Memory does not respect our marriage as she brings boyfriends to the house in the presence of our children.

a�?Our son once beat her for bringing her boyfriend in the house. Our daughters have also copied her adulterous behaviour. She was also once assaulted by her friend after she slept with her boyfriend. The problem is that she is always consulting sangomas,a�? he said.

The magistrate who seemed to have been a�?annoyeda�? by the couplea��s stunning disclosures, ordered them to keep peace between each other before she referred them for counselling.