Mr Owen Mlambo of Plumtree was granted a protection order by magistrate Mr Joshua Mawere, against his abusive wife, Salome Mutemachini who also abuses his late brother’s five year old son whom they live with.
Mlambo told the court that his wife was in the habit of insulting and assaulting him and was afraid she would hurt his nephew. He also said that his wife recently attacked him and injured his eye. Plumtree magistrate, Mr Mawere warned Mutemachini against insulting, assaulting or threatening her husband and the five year old child.
Mutemachini however denied the allegations that she was abusive and said that the protection order was a strategy by her husband to evict her from their home. She argued that her husband was the one who assaults and insults her and she only retaliates. Mr Mawere advised Mutemachini to apply for a protection order if her husband abused her.