Harare woman scared of husband's black magic habits
A Harare woman last week told the Civil Court that she last ate food in her house four years ago. She claimed her husband of 32 years sprinkled it with juju, rendering the food inedible.
Lenly Kachuru said she was now scared of her husband Jeffrey Bhita. Bhita also barred her from watching the television. Kachuru also claimed her husband kept a snake in the yard. Kachuru was seeking a protection order against Bhita.
“This man keeps long grass at our house in Hatfield. He doesn’t allow it to be cut,” she told presiding magistrate Mr Milton Serima.
“I heard there is a big snake in the grass. Our neighbours complain that a certain thing runs from the grass to their houses. I last ate food in my house four years ago because he sprinkles juju on the food, mealie-meal, meat and bread.”
Kachuru said her husband has a habit of sprinkling her with juju while she is asleep too. Kachuru told the court that her husband took away her undergarments and those belonging of her daughter as well.
“He took my daughter’s undergarments and clothes as well as mine to a traditional healer,” she said.
“We have six children together and they are bathed in juju by their father. I am scared of him.”
Bhita told the court that his wife was a liar.
“I am the one who stays with the kids while she spends most of her time at church,” he said.
After hearing evidence from both parties Mr Serima granted the couple a reciprocal peace order. Bhita was ordered to stop denying his wife access to the television and both parties to observe each other’s peace.
Mr Serima ordered Kachuru to cut the grass at their Hatfield house immediately.