A 52-year-old marriage is about to go up in flames because Grandpa is sexually frustrated to the point he can't take it anymore. Jairos Jiri Ngorima, 87, says he no longer wants anything to do with his wife of 52-years, Etta Ngorima, 71, because she has refused him sex for 29 years and he cannot take the stress anymore. The issue came to light when Etta who was seeking a protection order against her husband told a court in Zimbabwe that her husband was contemplating divorcing her because she had lost her sexual appetite in the bedroom. She said her husband was also physically and verbally abusing her while accusing her of infidelity and practicing witchcraft.
“I am seeking a protection order against my husband of 52 years. This is the third time for me approaching the civil court while seeking a restraining order against him. He has been violent against me throughout our marriage. I even lost two front teeth as a result of his abusive behaviour. He is constantly abusing me while calling me a witch and a prostitute. He tore my Bible and has made several attempts to sell our house saying he wants to dissolve our marriage as punishment against me for refusing to share the bedroom with him,” complained Etta.
Responding to his wife’s claims, Jairos said she was the one who was constantly abusing him for no apparent reason. He further told the court that he was “tired” of their marriage as his wife did not care for him. “How can someone claim she is my wife when we last shared the bedroom 29 years ago? Just imagine for the past 29 years we have been sleeping in separate bedrooms. By seeking a protection order against me, she is trying to find a way of deserting me and I think it’s even a wise thing for us to dissolve our marriage. "She is the one who is abusing me and even our grandchildren who we are staying with are afraid of her abusive behaviour. I do not abuse her as she has alleged before this court."
He further stated in court documents that: "Our union has irretrievably broken down and there are no prospects of restoration to a normal relationship because the parties have irreconcilable differences which render the continuance of the relationship impossible. The parties have also lost love and affection for each other."
87-year-old Jiri said all their children were now adults and wants all their property (mostly household items), to be shared equally.
The properties include: a house, stove, four-piece set of sofas, television set, six chairs and kitchen table, two wardrobes, two double beds, single bed, two coffee tables, home theatre system, two kitchen units, building tools and kitchen utensils.