Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter
SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso’s daughter Sharon allegedly infected her husband of two months Kudakwashe Munetsi with a sexually transmitted disease a few days before their wedding in August, while wedding gifts and $10,000 in cash went to the Macheso family.
Munetsi filed opposing papers at the Chitungwiza Civil Court yesterday through his lawyer Charles Chikore indicating that the two issues were partly responsible for the collapse of their marriage.
Sharon filed an application for a protection order against Munetsi on Monday, but in his opposing affidavit Munetsi said it was him instead who should be protected by the courts.
Munetsi alleged that Sharon was possessed by an evil spirit and had to take snuff occasionally to pacify it.
Sharon on Tuesday filed an application for a protection order against Munetsi whom she accused of being violent towards her and cited drug abuse as the major reason.
Munetsi has denied the allegations, saying his mother-in-law was interfering in his marriage.
“So many things have been said about me by the applicant, while I’ve been quiet,” he said. “To put the record straight, so many things are causing problems in our marriage.
“Our marital problems have been caused by the violent conduct she exhibits. Prior to this, we had other arguments associated with a sexually transmitted disease she had just before our wedding.
“She admitted she had the disease and we both got treated at Ebenezer Clinic in Hatfield. We’d to seek medical attention and up to now we hardly have sexual intercourse.”
Munetsi alleged that Sharon often flew into a violent rage which resulted in her family taking her to their home for up to three days, leaving him without company.
“She appears possessed by a spirit and she normally does that after sniffing some snuff and she becomes very powerful,” he said.
“This behaviour started way back before we got married and upon asking her she confirmed that she had a spirit, adding that her grandmother Mary Mutore who is a traditional healer, was always helping her.”
Munetsi alleged that all the presents they got at their wedding were taken by the Macheso family, while his mother-in-law Nyadzisai took away the $10,000.
“All the gifts we got were taken to her parents’ house in Waterfalls instead of our house,” he said. “I only asked about the money and gifts and that annoyed her such that she told me not to ask about them, saying the wedding had been sponsored by her parents.
“Her mother took the money we received which was put into Sharon’s account and she squandered all of it. Sometimes the mother comes to our house and starts shouting at me, this is basically the background of our problems.”
Munetsi said Sharon also had a habit of coming home way after midnight.
He said he recently sought for medical attention due to stress caused by Sharon, adding that he had evidence to prove that.