Woman seeks peace or­der against hubby’s mis­tress

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Health/gender/national News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu Gwanda Correspondent

A GWANDA woman has ap­plied for a peace or­der against a lo­cal teacher who is hav­ing an af­fair with her hus­band after ac­cus­ing the woman of ha­rass­ing her.

Ms No­magugu Sibanda told Gwanda mag­is­trate, Miss No­magugu Ncube that Belinda Sibanda who teaches at West Ni­chol­son Pri­mary School in Gwanda District was in the habit of in­sult­ing and threat­en­ing her.

“I know that Belinda is hav­ing an af­fair with my hus­band but I have never con­fronted her over the mat­ter. In fact she is the one who has been ha­rass­ing me. When she comes to the com­pound where I stay or when she sees me at her work­place she ei­ther threat­ens or in­sults me.

“At one time she passed by my work­place while hold­ing an axe and threat­ened to at­tack me with it. On a sep­a­rate day she saw me within the school premises and in­sulted me while she was in the com­pany of her work­mates. I just ig­nored her to avoid any con­fronta­tions,’’ said Ms Sibanda.

She said Belinda started tor­ment­ing her soon after she started hav­ing an af­fair with her hus­band. She begged the court to warn Belinda against ha­rass­ing her and pro­hibit her from com­ing close to her house.

Belinda, through her lawyer Mr Ark­isayi James Dh­li­wayo of Pundu and Com­pany Le­gal Prac­ti­tion­ers de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. Mr Dh­li­wayo said his client did not ob­ject to the peace or­der be­ing granted but ap­pealed with the court to pass a peace or­der that will be bind­ing to both par­ties.

He said Ms Sibanda was mak­ing false al­le­ga­tions against his client just to get re­venge for the ex­tra mar­i­tal af­fair.

“This woman is mak­ing false al­le­ga­tions against my client just to spite her as my client is hav­ing an ex­tra mar­i­tal af­fair with her hus­band. If in­deed my client has been do­ing these things then the ap­pli­cant would have made a po­lice report. My client, how­ever, has no ob­jec­tion to the peace or­der be­ing granted but I pray with the court to pass an or­der that will be bind­ing to both par­ties. If the court is go­ing to pro­hibit my client from visit­ing her rel­a­tive at the com­pound where the ap­pli­cant stays may it also pro­hibit the ap­pli­cant from en­ter­ing the school premises where my client works,” said Mr Dh­li­wayo.

The mag­is­trate, Miss Ncube passed a peace or­der that is bind­ing to both par­ties and warned the two women against ha­rass­ing or in­tim­i­dat­ing one an­other. Miss Ncube, how­ever, dis­missed the ap­pli­ca­tions from both par­ties to ban en­try into the school and com­pound premises cit­ing that they were both pub­lic places.

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