The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Man Infects Wife

AN EPWORTH man, who infected his wife with a sexually transmitted disease, brought her to court for denying him oral sex.

Road show dancer Chamunorwa Tavarwisa brought his wife Joyce Chimina to the Harare Civil Court seeking a protection order.

Tavarwisa told the court that his wife was denying him conjugal rights.

"She told me that she went to a prophet who told her to stop being intimate with me for a while. It has been a while and we never had it since then.

"Later her sister and brother came to our house claiming that I had infected her with a sexually transmitted disease. They assaulted me and ordered me to take their sister to a doctor," he said. Chimina, who could barely walk and was visibly sick, told the court that her husband was forcing her to be intimate despite the illness.

"I had been bleeding for the past four months and my husband told me that he cannot go for that long. He told me that if the condition does not change we have to do it through the mouth.

"He is refusing to take me to the doctor and at one point he locked me inside the house for two days," she said. Magistrate Mr Milton Serima told Tavarwisa that he did not see where he was being abused instead it was him who was abusing his wife.

"I advise you to take her for medication and both of you are hereby bound to observe peace towards each other," he said.

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