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A HARARE man received the shock of his life when he discovered that his small house kept a live chameleon in a bucket of maize-meal in a bid to collect its urine.

Nyarai Dikinya received a thorough hiding from her lover soon after the discovery and sustained visible injuries on her face and back.

For that reason, Nyarai approached the Harare Civil Court seeking a protection order against her man.

The court heard that on the day in question, Philip Devera returned from work and saw Nyarai through the window, removing a live chameleon from a bucket of maize-meal.

She is said to have traced some wet sections of the maize meal, which she then poured into a boiling pot of sadza.

“I entered the house and asked why Nyarai kept the chameleon inside mealie-meal. She told me that she wanted to get the chameleon’s urine as a cure for chest pains.

“I was shocked and gave her what she deserved.

“I did not chase her away from my house but I have my first wife who usually travels to Angola. She always moves out of the house whenever my first wife returns.

“I am currently renting a house for her because she may use rat poison in our food.

“This woman is dangerous, Your Worship,” Philip told the court.

Nyarai responded to the allegations saying she was told by her friend that a chameleon’s urine cures chest pains so she wanted to give it a try.

“I am also angry because he registered his first wife on the stand and left my name out because I am a TB patient.

“He no longer treats me like his wife. He chases me away because I am sick. I have suffered enough abuse from him, Your Worship,” Nyarai said.

Magistrate Gamuchirayi Siwardi, who presided over the case, granted the protection order in Nyarai’s favour.

Source : The Herald