Linda Sphiwe Mpofu, a resident of Bulawayo's Barbourfields suburb, went to Bulawayo Civil Court to seek protection against her ex-lover Brenda Mugabazi, who she claimed was aggressive, abusive, and now stalking and threatening her for ending the relationship.
"I have been living a lesbian life with Brenda (Mugabazi) who forced me into it and I have realised that I cannot continue with it… I am begging the honourable court to grant me a protection order against her…This is because I want to live a normal life again.
"On 25 December 2020, she beat me up and I sustained a swollen left knee and foot and I am still limping up to now. Whenever she meets me, she harasses me and declares that I can't leave her."
The case was presided over by Magistrate Nkosinomusa Ncube, who claimed
that the January interim protection order had been upgraded to a final
protection order and cautioned Brenda to stay away from Linda. She also
warned her that if she spoke to Linda in any way, she would be arrested
for violating the protective order.