EROTIC WhatsApp texts have allegedly exposed a “cheating” Mutare Magistrates’ Court interpreter, who has since approached the courts seeking a protection order against her husband.
BY CLAYTON MASEKESA
In her founding affidavit, forming part of the court papers, Charity Mangere said her marriage has not been rosy due to her husband’s “obsessive possessiveness”.
“He does not want to see me talking to any man or else I will be accused of having an affair with that person. I have, therefore, instituted divorce proceedings in the High Court of Harare under case number HC7644/15 so that we part ways,” Charity said.
“Several times, the respondent (Mangire Mangere), has accused me of being unfaithful before my own children, workmates, fellow church members and even neighbours. I believe he should be barred from visiting my workplace, being the Magistrates Court of Mutare.”
However, in his opposing affidavit, the husband acknowledged his wife had instituted divorce proceedings, but argued the reasons for the divorce in her affidavit.
“I deny that I am obsessively possessive. Applicant has engaged in numerous adulterous relationships with other men and this has severely affected our marriage relationship. As a result, I have lost trust,” he said.
Mangere said he had seen messages in Charity’s phone with other men, most of whom were her co-workers (names withheld). There were three of her colleagues mentioned and two police officers.
In his affidavit, Mangere said his wife’s behaviour had caused emotional torment to their children.
“As a result, she cannot continue to bring several men home. I understand the applicant leaves the house everyday at10pm and comes back after the children have already gone to bed. My children are aware of this and I have been asked by my neighbours why there are so many cars that come to our house,” he said.
“I deny that my behaviour is in any way a threat to applicant. I have tried to protect my children from applicant’s conduct and my actions were in the best interests of my children,” the husband said.
The matter is set for a hearing on March 29.