A misunderstanding over fishing worms has led to a feud between two siblings.
Kudakwashe Murombedzi accused his sister Hazvinei Murombedzi of disturbing his peace and applied to the Harare Civil Court for a protection order against her.
Tamara Chibindi, the presiding magistrate, granted the application.
Kudakwashe, who claims to sell fishing worms, told the court:
“She is my sister and she comes to my workplace disturbing my peace. She has been coming to my workplace without my consent.
“We once worked together for my brother and we were fired. I then moved 200m away from his site.
“I told my sister to start hers so that we don’t crowd in one place, but she refused.
“She threatened to kill me if I refuse to work with her, ndakutotya kufamba.”
In her defence, Hazvinei disputed her brother’s account.
“Your Worship, my brother is a great liar, it is our business not his.
“I never threatened to kill him ndototyawo Mwari,” said Hazvinei.
In other news; a Mutoko man has left villagers of Nyarugwe shell-shocked after he fatally attacked his parents with a hoe handle accusing them of practising witchcraft.
The matter came to light at Mutoko magistrates courts on Wednesday where Clemence Makuvatsine (45) appeared before resident magistrate Elijah Sibanda.
He was not asked to plead to murder charges and was remanded in custody to January 19 and advised to apply for bail at High Court.
Prosecutor Nathan Majuru alleged on January 3 accused went to his parents’ house and started accusing them of practising witchcraft on him.
In a fit of rage, the suspect picked a hoe handle and fatally assaulted both his father Stephen Makuvatsine and his mother Elizabeth Kamhoti.
Neighbours rushed to the scene and found the bodies in a pool of blood.
A police report was filed leading to the arrest of Clemence.