ZVISHAVANE - A Mberengwa school teacher, Ruramai Sibanda (43) last week made an application at the Zvishavane Magistrates' Court to have her husband, Washington Mapurisa (58), barred from threatening her with a knife when they have a misunderstanding.
Magistrate Peter Madiba granted the order in favour of Sibanda and ordered Mapurisa to stop threatening to stab his wife.
The applicant said their problems started when her husband lost his job at Shabani Mine.
Sibanda still works as a school teacher at Batanai School in Mberengwa and has assumed the role of breadwinner.
"My husband was never violent to me for the good part of our marriage but things turned sour when he lost his job at Shabani Mine.
"I think he is insecure and thinks I might leave him since he is no longer working. That is why he is turning violent," said Sibanda.
The court heard that Sibanda used to come back home for lunch but on one fateful day, she angered her husband after she failed to show up during the lunch hour.
Her husband suspected she had found somebody else to spend time with during lunch and he became jealousy.
Mapurisa admitted threatening his wife but pleaded for clemency saying he would not do it again.
"Your Worship, I did that out of love. I thought that if I held a knife she would start respecting me but I realised I was wrong so I destroyed the knife.
"I love my wife and I will never threaten her again and she knows that. Even at home, she doesn't touch anything as I do all the household chores for her since I am not working," said Mapurisa.news