Bulawayo: THE French have a name for it but it’s somewhat taboo locally for a man to share a bed with his wife and girlfriend during se_x.
“I got married to Ticharwa Mugabe in 2015 under the Marriages Act Chapter 5: 11. The respondent Paidamoyo Muranzi is my husband’s girlfriend. She has been emotionally abusing me. The abuse started on 24 June this year when she moved into our one-roomed house claiming she had been chased away by her parents.
“Since then we have been asking her to move out but she is refusing. Just imagine Muranzi and my husband go to an extent of having se_x in my presence and this psychologically disturbs me,” said an emotionally disturbed Cynthia.
In response, Muranzi left the courtroom in astonishment when she claimed that she was also customarily married to Ticharwa adding that he (Ticharwa) was habitually taking turns to have se_xual intercourse with them in full view of each other.
“I am also married to Ticharwa but customarily. When I got married to him, I was not aware that the two were married under Chapter 5:11. It is true that I am having se_xual intercourse with Ticharwa in her presence. Our husband said we should take turns to have se_xual intercourse with him and she is also enjoying it with him in my presence.
“I am now surprised that she is saying I am abusing her yet she is the one who invited me from the rural areas to come and stay with them. She even phoned me before she gave money for bus fare to our husband so that I come and stay with them,” said Muranzi.
The presiding magistrate Adelaide Mbeure, however, deferred the ruling.