Upon failure to fathom the fact that her ex-husband had moved on, when she deserted him for over a year after he lost his job, an unashamed woman has approached the courts begging for intervention.
The Dangamvura woman, Renia Marange, begged the court that Chaya Chikumu’s new wife be evicted from her matrimonial home and that she be allowed to get back with him..
Mutare magistrate Ms Nyasha Kuture presided over the matter.
Marange also told the court that Chikumu had been a violent husband thus her need for a protection order. She begged that she be let back at her Dangamvura house and that she lives peacefully with him and their children as a family, as they had been before.
“Your Worship, when the child is at fault, Chikumu takes out all the anger on me and assaults me. If an order is granted, I believe that he will be peaceful and I can then be allowed to go back to my matrimonial home.
“I was in Marange when I found that he had married a new wife. I want the court to order him to evict her so that I can go back to my house and live peacefully with my family,” explained Marange.
Chikumu, however, would not hear of Marange’s request as he told the court that it had been a year since she had abandoned him and left her matrimonial home without notice.
He denied the fact that Marange was his wife and told the court that she had since left him earlier last year after he had lost his job, claiming that he was too poor for her.
“I have already moved on, Your Worship. Marange is now my ex-wife not my current wife like she wants the court to believe.
“Your Worship, this woman left me a year ago and I begged her on countless times to come back home yet she refused. I moved on and married a new wife last month. After hearing this, Marange now wants to come back home, this is just pure jealousy,” he said.
“I lost my job and could not pay up the United States dollar debts that she had and that is when she just left without saying anything to me. Aneta nekunakirwa nenyika ochifunga imba yake (She is now tired of enjoying life elsewhere and wants back her husband). I will not have her back,” he said.
Ms Kuture granted the protection order to Marange against Chikumu. She, however, told the former that her application was not an eviction application and so she would not help her in seeking for the eviction of the latter’s wife.
Ms Kuture advised Marange to make an eviction application before the courts if she still wanted the new wife to be evicted.
— Manica Post