A Zimbabwean man, Shepherd Musekiwa, has done the unthinkable after he didn’t meet his wife, Patricia, as a virgin during their honeymoon. It was made known during a civil court hearing that Musekiwa bought a whip in Mbare in which he uses to always beat his wife because she allegedly deceived him while they were courting.
Patricia told the magistrate which was presided over by one Mrs Barbra Mateko that Musekiwa had also resorted to “manufacturing” allegations against her in order to divorce her and bring in his girlfriend. “I am suffering in my marriage. My husband bought a whip which he uses to assault me and I have scars on my back as proof of his abuse.
He is chasing me out of our matrimonial house. Each time he wants to bring home his girlfriends, he manufactures allegations against me and lashes me with his whip so that I run out of the house, creating space for him and his girlfriend.
“He calls me all sorts of derogatory names and he labels me a prostitute”, Patricia said. Musekiwa denied all the allegations claiming he never abused his wife despite “a few marital disputes that occurred”.
“The main problem is that she lied to me that she was a virgin before I married her, only to find out that she was not after the wedding,” Musekiwa said. “She used to deny me sex before I married her saying she was saving herself for marriage but she was lying. I have never abused her in any way except that we only have marital disputes just like any other family.” Court ordered Musekiwa to stop abusing his wife in any way and to keep peace with her at all times.