Wife demands husband’s eviction
A BULILIMA woman has begged a court to evict her 85-year-old husband from their homestead after accusing him of ill treating his step children.
Ms Nosizi Dube (54) of Malalume area said her husband of 15 years, Mr Ndunga Ndlovu habitually insulted her three children who were staying with them.
“I don’t want my husband in my homestead anymore because he is ill treating my children just because they are not his biological children. He insults them at times by mentioning their private parts.
“This has gone on for a long time and I have decided that I don’t want him at our homestead any longer. He can go and live with his relatives. After all I built this homestead alone before I met him and when he fell in love he moved in with me,” she said.
Ms Dube said she had taken the matter to their village head but that did not help. She said she had asked her husband to move out but he refused. Mr Ndlovu denied the allegations and accused his wife of ill treating him. He said Ms Dube was making false allegations just to get rid of him. He said his wife realised that he was now old and regarded him as a useless man.
Mr Ndlovu said he met Ms Dube in 2001 and wedded her customarily. He said he had always treated his step children as his own. He said he had nowhere to go if he was evicted from his homestead.
Plumtree magistrate, Mr Livard Philemon dismissed Ms Dube’s application and described her actions as harassment towards the old man. He ordered the couple to resolve their disputes amicably.
“I will not evict Mr Ndlovu because he is an old man and he has nowhere to go. You had initially made an agreement that you will stay together and that is what you will continue doing.
“All families have conflicts but they work through them. Likewise go back home, resolve your matter and stop harassing one another,” he said. — @DubeMatutu