AFTER spending eight years in prison, a Bulawayo man returned to find his wife impregnated by another man and no longer interested in him because of his criminal record.
This was heard in a case in which ex-convict Pritchard Ndlovu, from Nkulumane was sued by his estranged wife Sitheni Sibanda for allegedly disturbing her peace and her romantic relationship with the new lover Innocent Masuku.
In his statement at the Bulawayo Civil Court, Ndlovu claimed he was surprised to find his estranged wife with a third child upon his release from prison sometime in November last year.
Ndlovu got arrested in 2008 for illegal possession of copper and sentenced 8 years in jail.
But Sibanda defended her adultery saying it was out of desperation since no one could take care of her when Ndlovu was jailed.
She said as a result of her union with Masuku, a child was born prompting her to advise her in-laws that she was no longer interested in their son.
She also revealed that upon his return, Ndlovu visited her more often and threatened to kill Masuku.
"As a result of this I am now living in fear and urgently need the court's protection," she said in Court.
In his response, Ndlovu said it was out of anger after his wife betrayed his trust when he was imprisoned.
But the magistrate granted the protection order in favor of Sibanda saying Ndlovu should not visit her at her residence or disturb her peace in any way.