When Precious Ruramai Munodei (39), a primary school teacher in Bulawayo met Busani Mpengisi she thought that she had finally found the love of her life who was going to respect her since he was unemployed and was seven years younger than her.
But Munodei was in for a rude awakening when her Ben 10 boyfriend Mpengisi (32) went crazy and assaulted her before he allegedly threatened to kill her as punishment for disrespecting him
Munodei claimed that Mpengisi was always harassing her saying she was “too old” for him and was double crossing him with other men. As if that was not enough Munodei said her jealous lover from Trenance suburb was also accusing her of bedding her 18-year-old son.
The heart-broken Munodei bared her soul at the Bulawayo Civil Court where she was seeking a protection order against Mpengisi. She told the court that she was living in fear because of Mpengisi’s abusive behaviour. “I’m in a relationship with the respondent Busani Mpengisi. He has gone violent and has been beating me up and insulting me on several occasions. The respondent had also threatened to kill me saying that I don’t respect him because I am older than him and have other boyfriends. He is also emotionally abusing me saying I am a prostitute sleeping with my own son,” said Munodei.
Munodei begged the court to stop her boyfriend’s abusive behaviour saying it was emotionally and psychologically tormenting her. In response, Mpengisi confirmed the allegations. “Your Worship what she is saying is true,” said Mpengisi leading presiding magistrate Evylene Mashavakure to grant an order which compels him to stop verbally, physically and emotionally abusing the applicant or threaten her in any way.