Embattled Sharon Macheso, daughter of Sungura Maestro, Alick Macheso has blamed the demise of her two month marriage on drugs, specifically mbanje and broncklin (popularly known as bronco). She claims that whenever her now estranged husband takes the drugs, he loses it becoming violent towards her.
Sharon who revealed that she is now pregnant with Munetsi’s child said she had been subjected to torture and that she feared for her health and that of the baby in her application for a protection order against Munetsi at the Chitungwiza Civil Court yesterday. Through her father’s lawyers Arshiel Mugiya of Mugiya and Macharaga Law Chambers, Sharon cited violence and drug abuse as the major reasons she needed protection from Munetsi.
“Barely a month into the marriage the conduct of the respondent has been hostile towards me. He has on several occasions perpetrated acts of physical violence as well as verbal assault on my person. The underlying cause of respondent’s behaviour is that he abuses alcohol and drugs. He has a penchant for drinking broncklin, he also smokes cannabis and abuses amtriplin pills. After taking these drugs he becomes violent, uncooperative and acts in an unbecoming manner,” said Sharon in her application.
In her founding affidavit, Sharon said Munetsi abused drugs and she feared for her life.
“The last straw happened on the 12th of October 2014 after he had spent most of the day drinking alcohol. I confronted him about this behaviour to which he then unleashed verbal abuse on me.”
Sharon said Munetsi clearly indicated that he was on a mission to tarnish the Macheso family’s image.
He reportedly demanded money from her claiming that more cash was being spent on renovating the house that was donated by the musician to the couple as a wedding gift.
“He then went on to physically assault me using open palms, fists and booted foot whilst I lay helplessly on the floor,” she said. “The most despicable thing is that he directed his assault on my abdomen when he fully knows that I am pregnant.”
Sharon said Munetsi had suicidal tendencies.
“He is always telephoning me demanding that I should return to him or else he would commit suicide. I found the threats to be real as he has, on several occasions in my presence, attempted to commit suicide either by hanging himself or by stabbing himself with a kitchen knife,” she said.