A 53-year old farmer and businessman in
Bulilima District has sought a protection order against his 20-year-old
wife saying he could not endure being beaten by her. Sam Ndebele of
Figtree filed assault charges against his youthful wife, Molly Kooreke,
recently. He told Plumtree magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa yesterday that he no longer wanted to stay with her.
“My wife is constantly beating me up, harassing and threatening me. I wish to be protected against her as she is a danger to me,” he said. “I want her to stay away from me and I do not want her anywhere close to my plot.”Kooreke said she slapped her husband on the face last month and stripped off his shirt in full glare of passersby after she caught him having a nice time with another woman at Redwood Leisure Resort.
She told the court that she bumped into her husband lips-locked with the woman who was identified as MaTshuma at the business centre. Kooreke is no longer living with her husband accusing him of infidelity.
“The extra-marital affairs he is having are the reason why I beat him up in the first place. I do not object to the protection order that he is seeking against me but I want access to our child who is staying with him,” she said.
Ruvetsa granted Ndebele a protection order and warned Kooreke against harming or provoking her husband.