LATEST: Sharon, Kuda row takes new twist

Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter
Sharon Macheso’s husband Kudakwashe Munetsi has abandoned his application for discharge at the close of the State case, saying he wants a chance to reveal more details pertaining to the breakdown of their marriage.

Munetsi was supposed to file his written submissions for his application today and the State was to respond tomorrow, while magistrate Mr Tavonga Mutetwa was expected to pass his ruling on Monday next week.

When contacted to comment on why he had set aside the application, Munetsi through his lawyer Mr Charles Chikore of C. Mutsahuni Chikore and partners said he had decided to go straight to the defence case since he wanted to let the public know the cause of their differences with his wife.

“I feel my client has so many things to say, so we have written a letter to the court advising of our abandonment of our intention to apply for discharge,” he said.

“He can only get the opportunity to speak when put to his defence. We feel given the public interest this matter has attracted, it would appear as if we are afraid of saying out our side.”
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Mr Chikore added: “Complainant (Sharon) has been saying her side of the story and she said bad things about the accused, hence its good for him to clear his name. The public and the court need to know that he is not what was being portrayed.”

Munetsi, who is being charged for contravening the Domestic Violence Act, said it was Sharon who played a role in the breakdown of their marriage.
He said Sharon is violent and is possessed by a spirit for which she uses snuff to pacify.

But Sharon accused Munetsi of assaulting her and of having suicidal tendencies.

Prosecutor Ms Gayton Vhiriri closed the State’s case after calling two witnesses, including Sharon’s aunt Ms Mary Mutore who revealed that the pair’s marriage was riddled with squabbles from the onset.

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