A PROPHET with Apostolic Devine Church in Lupaka, Lupane sobbed in court after his wife of six years vowed to dump him for allegedly starving her of sex and turning her into a punching bag.
Lastwell Nkomo (42) was dragged to Lupane Civil Court by his aggrieved wife Sithokozile Nkomo (36), who was seeking a dissolution of their marriage, saying her union with Lastwell was now hell.
She laid her heart bare before Lupane magistrate Ndumo Masuku.
Sithokozile, whose name literally means being happy, said she was no longer happy in her marriage because Lastwell does not want to have sex with her.
“Your worship, I’m fed up with this marriage because my husband has become a monster as he is fond of bashing me when I ask why he no longer sleeps with me. I have told him on several occasions that prayer and fasting don’t sexually satisfy me but I need him to sleep with me.”
Sithokozile was not done yet as she further revealed that her husband spends most of the time on the mountains praying at her expense.
“He spends most of the time on the mountains praying and fasting. When he comes home in the evening he would refuse to sleep with me saying he does not want to defile himself since he is on a prayer and fasting programme. He has been doing that for the past four months, “she said.
What incensed Sithokozile is that she found used condoms in her husband’s trouser’s pockets.
“When I was doing washing I saw used condoms in the pockets of his trousers. I asked him about it, but he claimed he does not know anything about them. Since then when he comes home from a beer binge in the evening he would accuse me saying I’m a sex maniac. After that he would hit me with clenched fists accusing me of infidelity. Due to that I’m fed up and I want this marriage to be dissolved and be given custody of our three children because I’m gainfully employed and he is not,” she said.
Lastwell took to the stand: “I still love my wife. I appeal to this court to help me talk to her not to leave me. I blame all this on prayer and fasting that I embarked on. Being a prophet demands one to always seek the presence of God. I’m very sorry, kindly forgive me. I vow to change,” he said while wiping away tears.
Magistrate ordered Lastwell not to physically and sexually abuse his wife. He also ordered the couple to go for counselling.