Anesu Kurebwaseka Weekender Reporter
A MUTARE woman appeared before Mutare magistrate, Miss Nyasha Kuture, at the civil court seeking a protection order against her ex-husband who was making her life miserable by constantly stalking and threatening her.
Theresa Saguvi told the court that Tich Duri now had a habit of following her every move, stalking her at work and at home demanding that she should give him custody of their children.
“Your Worship, I now fear for my life because he is always after me, threatening me to give him the children, he even follows me to my workplace and this is now affecting me,” Theresa said.
She further told the court that Duri insults her, telling her that she is not fit to stay with his children and says bad things about her in public making her afraid to walk in her neighbourhood lest he starts embarrassing her through insults.
“I cannot take it anymore and I seek this protection order so that he stays away from me and making my life miserable,” she added.
Duri did not oppose the granting of the order but was concerned whether this would also stop him from seeing his children.
“I have never stopped him from coming to see his children but he should approach me nicely not by intimidating or insulting me and I prefer he go through my brothers with any issues concerning the children and he should leave me alone,” said Theresa in response to Duri’s question.
Miss Kuture told Duri that if he wanted the children’s custody he should visit the civil court and be advised on what measures and procedures he should apply for custody instead of trying to threaten his ex-wife.
The protection order was granted for the next five years.