Divorce Court: Husband made wife sleep with snake – she urinated on his Church uniform
DIVORCE court Zimbabwe calls Venenciah Chatima and her husband Mutsvodi Makwini. Their petition for separation at a Harare court is worth a look. Makwini is seeking a protection order against her.
Venenciah Chatima claims Mutsvodi Makwini is forcing her to have sex with a snake.
“The reason why he is divorcing me is not that I am abusing him as he claims in this court. The real issue here is that I refused to sleep with a snake. What happened was that he came home with a brand new television set and he told me that if I wanted him to bring more things at home I was supposed to have sex with a snake. Even though I refused to sleep with the snake, I have noticed that every morning I will be feeling as if I had slept with someone. As you can see I no longer have my front teeth. I lost them the day he assaulted me because I had entered our bedroom and caught my husband sleeping with his 25-year-old girlfriend on our matrimonial bed.”
“I want the court to separate me from this woman because we have failed to live as husband and wife. One of the main reasons why I want her out of my house is because she is in the habit of deliberately urinating on my church uniform and I no longer have a uniform to wear when going to church. She is also a violent person and I also want her to be stopped from pulling my private parts. I have never forced her to sleep with a snake. I only talked about it to her in passing and not that I was forcing her.”
Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti grants the protection order in Mutsvodi’s favour. But Venenciah would not be evicted from the house.