Man neglects family while spending money on skin lighteners


A man who allegedly neglects his family while spending all his money on skin bleaching products and alcohol has been dragged before the courts by his wife.

Stanely Mushatu — who spotted a trendy “Mohawk” hairstyle — denied the financial and verbal abuse allegations which his wife Nomatter Chigodora laid against him.

Chigodora told the court that her husband spends all his earnings on skin bleaching products like Epiderm cream at the expense of his family. The court heard Chigodora has been regularly assaulted for confronting her husband on the issue.

“He does not provide for his family. He would rather spend money on fancy haircuts and skin bleaching products than buy food for me and the children,” said Chigodora. She made the application because she wanted Mushatu evicted.

“I have been living with him on my stand,” she told the court. “He never participated in the acquiring or developing of that stand and I want him to leave. He comes home drunk and harasses me.

He does not buy food but expects to eat everyday yet he comes home drunk. Everything that I and the children are wearing are donations from my relatives. He does not even care how his children survive and I am fed up.”

Mushatu denied the allegations and said his wife was in the habit of taking goods on credit in their neighbourhood.

“I am not working at the moment and I will confirm that I buy food whenever I get money,” he said.

“We are having problems because she is in the habit of taking people’s goods on credit and has debts amounting to $80.

“I have never harassed her and I don’t see anything wrong with my choice of haircuts.”

Magistrate Olivia Mariga granted the protection order in favour of Mushatu.

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