A Zimbabwean man, Danmore Matema, has gone to court, seeking a divorce from his wife, Jesca Chaza, on the grounds that he is unable to satisfy her.
He told Bulawayo Magistrate Tinashe Tashaya that his wife claimed that he was not man enough for her and could not satisfy her.
Matema also accused Chaza of denying him his conjugal rights and of beating him up whenever he tried to be intimate with her.
He said, “I am customarily married to Jesca Chaza and she’s verbally and physically abusing me. She is in the habit of insulting me with vulgar language in the presence of our six-year-old daughter and saying bad things about my relatives.
“She is also denying me conjugal rights saying I am not man enough and that there are better men than me. She beats me up every time I touch her, even if it’s by mistake. She is also threatening to poison me and even pour hot water on me.
“She has made my life intolerable with her cruel behaviour and as a result, I am no longer interested in the marriage.
However, Jesca disputed the allegations, when she shared her experience in the marriage. She said, “He is lying to the court. For the past five years, we have been staying peacefully. Problems started in December last year when he was no longer buying food and paying school fees for our child.
“That is when he took me back to my parents saying he no longer loves me but my parents refused to welcome me. After my parents had refused to take me back, he started abusing me by forcing me to sleep on the floor. I am currently sleeping on the floor and he sleeps on the bed. He only joins me on the floor whenever he wants sex.”