A CITY man forces his wife to sleep in a garage accusing her of having an affair, a court heard.This came to light at the Harare civil court where Rumbidzai Matikisi was seeking a protection order against Emmanuel Shumba accusing him of physical and emotional abuse.
“We have lived together for 16 year but Emmanuel stalks and harasses me.
“We do not communicate as husband and wife in our matrimonial house because he said he no longer loves me.
“I am suffering your Worship.Last week I could not go to work because I did not have access to the bathroom after he locked me outside whilst I was menstruating.
“Each time I use my phone in his presence he locks me out of the house and instructs me to sleep in the garage.
Rumbidzai added that Emmanuel does not support their children.
“Emmanuel does not care about our children.He goes on vacations in South Africa alone and sometimes does not help our children with their home work.
“It’s now four months without my conjugal rights.
Last week I slept in a spare bedroom after I came home late from work and he did not seem to care,”she said.
Emmanuel did not dispute all allegations.
“The problem is of communication breakdown and I think she is having an affair with a someone.
“Last year in August she came home with a cap and a work suit from Telone and she failed to give me a satisfying answer.
“Since January this year I chased her from our matrimonial bedroom because she always received phone calls in the middle of the night from an unsaved number,”he said.
Magistrate Barbra Mateko who presided over the matter granted a protection order in Rumbidzai favour.