A WOMAN on Tuesday told the Chitungwiza Civil Court that her husband deserted her for a girlfriend after he had infected her with HIV.
Florence Mazani of St Mary’s bared all when she approached the civil court seeking a protection order against her husband, Darlington Tembewa, whom she said was in the habit of assaulting her whenever he came home.
She told magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa that Tembewa — her husband of seven years — had promised to take care of her after he had infected her with HIV.
Tembewa, however, left her to live with a “well-known prostitute”.
“After infecting me, he promised to look after me as I became sick, but he then left home to stay with his girlfriend who is prostitute,” said Mazani.
“Whenever he comes home he assaults me, throws my clothes outside and takes my property to give his girlfriend.”
Tembewa, however, denied the allegations.
“Do I manufacture diseases? I don’t have a company that manufactures Aids. She is taking advantage of being sick, that’s why she accusing me of all those lies,” said Tembewa.
“She talks too much and I had to seek refuge at my girlfriend’s house.”
Gofa granted her the protection order. Tembewa was ordered not to physically or emotionally abuse Mazani.