GUTU – A polygamous man who cannot have an erection whenever he is with his first wife has taken the second wife Memory Shiri (24) to court after accusing her of bewitching him.
Godwishes Magarira (40) of Makanda Village in Gutu pleaded with Gutu Resident Magistrate Victor Mohamadi to punish Shiri of Mpandawana Village in Gutu for bewitching him.
Witchcraft is not allowed under the Zimbabwean law.
It is the State case that in 2016 at Makanda village, Shiri and Magarira stayed together in a polygamous relationship where Magarira had a first wife Easther Chagonda.
Magarira approached Shiri and asked her the reason why he fails to have an erection whenever he wants to have sex with the first wife and Shiri answered ‘ndakakusunga’ ( I bewitched you).
He then took a nappy pin and a needle which were tied together and untied them while Magarira was watching and she told him that she had sorted out the problem.
However, Magarira continued to suffer the same problem whenever he was with the first wife.
Magarira accused Shiri of boasting that she can control her husband’s sex life. Magarira also got a medical examination report to prove that he was having sexual problems.
She was sentenced to 13 months in imprisonment wholly suspended on condition that she perfoms 455hours community service.local news