A 58-year-old Bulawayo widow has approached court seeking protection from her late husband’s younger brother (60) whom she claims wants to throw her out of a family house after she turned down his persistent demands for sex.
The woman, Mercy Mlotshwa, says the couple has been living at the Luveve suburb house since 1985.
All was well until her husband died May last year.
That is the time Ephraim Mlotshwa started demanding for sex.
After she turned him down, he started to emotionally and verbally abuse her, telling her he is the heir of the house and wanted her to vacate the home.
In her affidavit she deposited with court at Western Commonage, she said, “I am applying for a peace order against my late husband’s younger brother. He has been pestering me to have sex with him and I turned his request down.
“Now he wants to inflict pain on me by always telling me to get out of the house saying he wants to come and stay at the family house with his family.
“I have been paying bills for the house for more than 35 years and my husband even extended it.”
She was granted a protection order by presiding magistrate Jeconia Prince Ncube.
Ephraim was ordered to refrain from verbally and emotionally abusing Mercy.
He was also ordered to approach the courts to ascertain the ownership of the house.