A woman reportedly exposed her husband after she allegedly discovered that he kept a snake in their home and used it whenever they had sex.
The terrified woman, Idah Mutarara, prayed the Bulawayo Maintenance Court in Zimbabwe to dissolve the union due to her husband’s strange actions.
According to reports, the woman had suspected her husband, Gideon Nyamayevhu, of diabolical practices because each time they had sex, she would bleed continuously and then fall sick.
It was learnt that the man’s secret became open the day his wife found a snake in their bedroom during a spiritual cleansing by a prophet.
Mutarara, a staff of a local security company, claimed that there was a bottle full of blood hidden by her husband, at their doorstep.
She further explained that her husband had married about five different women who reportedly died after discovering his supposed diabolic practices.
During the court session, Mutarara claimed a monthly maintenance of US$240 for the upkeep of their three children.
Speaking at the court presided over by Magistrate Victor Mpofu, the woman said: “Your Worship, the reason why I am applying for maintenance is that I deserted my husband after I discovered that he was using juju. He has a snake which we have tried to kill but to no avail. The snake was discovered by a prophet we invited to conduct a cleansing ceremony. I suspect that the snake is having sex with me because each time I have or feel like having sex with him I bleed profusely.
“I now fear for my life after Gideon threatened me with unspecified action. I don’t know what will happen to me. Five of the seven women he once married died supposedly after they discovered his juju. he also hid a bottle full of blood at our doorstep.” Gideon confirmed some of the allegations but denied some as well.”
Reacting to his wife’s claims, the man admitted that five of his lovers died, but maintained that they were his girlfriends and not wives.
He pleaded with the magistrate to allow him pay an ‘affordable’ maintenance fee since he is a pensioner wand has five other five children to cater for.
Following the plea, Mpofu, ordered the man to pay his wife US40 monthly for the upkeep of their three children.