A man was left heartbroken after his wife of about 10 years reportedly eloped with her married lover who is also their neighbour.
The man identified as Butholezwe Nxumalo from Zimbabwe exposed his wife named Samkeliso Dlamini after she approached the court seeking a protection order against him claiming he was verbally and physically abusing her.
“I was married to Butholezwe Nxumalo since 2010. On 16 February this year, I was arrested for looting and when I went home on 13 March after being released from prison, Butholezwe started harassing me while accusing me of infidelity. He accused me of lying to him that I was in prison” said Dlamini
She insisted that she left her husband because she did not want to continue living in an abusive relationship and he was also unfaithful to her.
Meanwhile, Nxumalo didn’t refute his wife’s abuse claims saying it started after he discovered that she was dating their married neighbour.
“She moved out after I discovered that she was dating our neighbour who is also married. I am now staying alone after she eloped with that married neighbour. I can confirm that I assaulted her and this was after I confronted her on why she was dating a married man and destroying another woman’s marriage.
“ It is now clear that she no longer loves me after she moved on with our neighbour and I don’t have a problem with that,” responded Nxumalo.
In her judgment the presiding magistrate Rachael Mukanga granted a reciprocal order in which she ordered both parties to maintain peace by not verbally and physically abusing each other.