Tempers Flare As Father,Son Fight Over Hot thigh vendor
A Battle over a thigh vendor has left a father and son not seeing eye to eye following allegations that the old man was spending too much money on a local thigh vendor.
The 29-year-old Bulawayo man Mzingaye Khumalo allegedly insulted and threatened to stab his father Peter Khumalo with a knife over the issue.
The matter came to light when Khumalo sought a protection of order at the Bulawayo Civil Court highlighting that his son had warned him that his days were numbered.
“I am the biological father of Mzingaye Khumalo who has been staying in South Africa for the past 10 years. During those 10 years he only visited us in 2013 before he came back recently. When he came back I had visited our rural home.
“During his last visit in 2013 he left after we had a fight. He also left behind his pregnant girlfriend who later gave birth and I was the one looking after the child. On 19 March at around 9pm Mzingaye asked me where I was going and when I told him I was visiting our rural home he started insulting me saying I was squandering money with a thigh vendor instead of providing for his mother with whom I’m currently in the process of divorcing.
“As if that is not enough, Mzingaye went on to threaten me with a knife adding that I would not be able to live for the next two years. His conduct is disturbing my peace and I’m now living in fear as a result of his threats,” a troubled Peter said.
In response, Mzingaye denied the allegations by his father saying he was just using him as a “scapegoat” for all the calamities he was inflicting on his mother.
“I deny most of the allegations he leveled against me as they are not true. I didn’t point a knife at him. What happened is that we once had an argument and exchanged harsh words after I asked him why he was neglecting my mother.
“While I tried to work something between the two of them so that they live a normal life as a couple, I am now being used as a scapegoat in their marital problems,” responded Mzingaye.
The presiding magistrate Tinashe Tashaya ruled that Mzingaye should desist from interfering with parents’ marital issues before he ordered him not to verbally abuse or threaten his father.