I beat her for her own good: Hubby

A KWEKWE woman has approached Kwekwe Civil court seeking a protection order over physical and verbal abuse from her husband.

Samukheliso Dube told the court that she was tired of the physical abuses she was getting from her husband Ebenezer Moyo and that she no longer wanted anything to do with him.

She told the court that her husband always insults her and abuses her and said she has a lot of bruises from beatings at the hands of her husband.

“He is cunning and deceiving in everything he does and he wants to take advantage of my sickness to abuse me and take advantage of me.

“He has been abusing me for some time now and if he gets a thorough beating and torture he can testify the truth as it is.

“His aim is to separate me from my kids just like the last time he took me to Ingutsheni hospital where I was admitted for mental illness.

“I admit that sometimes I get sick but he uses that as an excuse to take my kids away and go to his mistresses,” Dube told the court.

Responding to the allegations Ebenezer Moyo admitted to the allegations but denied the granting of the application citing that his behaviour is for her own good.

“Your Worship, I would appreciate it if the court dismisses the application because my wife here is mentally unstable and all the beatings she endures is because of her health.

“I beat her up and threaten her because she would be refusing to take her medication.

“I am the only person who can take care of her and my means may not be good for her but they are for her own good,” he said.

Presiding magistrate Mildred Mutuvi granted the order in Dube’s favour citing that there are other means of helping her which do not involve abuse.



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