The Harare Civil Magistrates’ Court has ordered Trymore Mugombe to stop following his ex-wife, Auxillia Garirano to church and hurling obscenities at her in front of congregants and pastors.
Garirano had asked for the peace order against his husband who was also in the habit of visiting her parents’ house and threatening to kill her and using vulgar words when reprimanded. She told magistrate Meenal Narotam:
I am applying for a protection order against my ex-husband. He comes to my parents’ house where I am staying and he abuses me.
We divorced, but he is always coming to our house saying I will have no peace in my life.
He calls me a prostitute in front of my parents and he even scolds my neighbours.
Recently, he followed me to church and scolded me in front of the congregation and the pastor.
He uses obscene words and he once approached my pastor and scolded him saying he was not in a position to reprimand him for his abusive behaviour.
He is a very violent man and I am now afraid of him.
However, Mugombe denied the allegations and told the court that Garinaro was denying him access to see his child. He said:
I am disputing that I am abusing her. We split in a bad way so I have nothing to do with her.
All her allegations are false because she is jealous that I am now married to another woman.
The problem is that she does not want me to see my child and when I visit to see my child, she tells her that I am not her father but her uncle.
This pains me a lot and we end up exchanging words.
Narotam granted the order and ordered Mugombe to stop abusing Garinaro in any way or risk being arrested for breaching the order.