A man recently stunned the court when he issued a three-day ultimatum that he would hang himself unless his estranged wife returned to him.
Lungton Chibaya of Chibaya village under Chief Chitanga had been dragged to the civil court by his estranged wife Filda Chauke who was seeking a peace order, citing abuse as the cause for the separation.
Chauke, who now stays with her parents in Mafanele village under Chief Chitanga, begged the court to order Chibaya to stop visiting her.
She said she would only consider reuniting with him if he paid something towards her bride price, a condition which angered Chibaya.
“I have no any other options except to kill myself. If my wife does not return in the next three days, I will go and commit suicide right at her parents’ homestead. It’s better to die than to be left by my wife. How could she decide to leave me an orphan?” cried Chibaya.
Repeated efforts by magistrate Musiiwa to counsel Chibaya fell on deaf ears as he remained defiant. He later left the courtroom swearing that he stood by his threat to commit suicide.