Namibia: Maria Simon

Namibia: Maria Simon


Date: April 22, 2016
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We started dating with my husband on 27 January 2000, we got married in 2008. After that we started to treat each other badly. My husband starts selling our goods in the house. When we start argue, he always told me I don’t bring anything in the house. If I get money from him to start a business, I know he will ask his money back. Because I am not working, it’s his money. I have two kids with him, he don’t like elder one, he says it is not  his kid. He always chase him out of the house and when the kid is watching television he swift off it ,then  chase him telling him ,this not your mother property. He decide not to buy a school uniform for him.

In 2013 I report him to the office of women and child protection, nothing change, he still continue to insult me and chase us out from his house because I report him to the police. From there Namibian police sent us to magistrate court and then he wrote a letter for divorce for six month. When I call him, he like to give his phone to his woman which he stay with and start insulting me, even you didn’t do anything wrong. When he come back home, he still a same person I know no change, he always want sex, even you tired, when you refuse, he said you were having a sex with someone. If you went to church, apparently you went to make sex, when you in town you are always looking men. When a cap drops you home, apparently you were having sex.if he wants to go and drink alcohol, he start selling our property in the house. When he is broke is so stress and always argue with me. He wants to go to witchdoctor so that we die, because we want to inherit his wealth when he dies, but we are not his family .He don’t  want  me to get job, apparently, because I will sleep with some one. The elder child does not have good health I need money to take him to hospital each and every end of the month in Windhoek, but he don’t want me to go to Windhoek, because apparently I have husband in Windhoek. He wanted to chase us because he wants to bring other women in the house

When he gives me money to buy food if I take some money to buy clothes for kid, he will ask me what I did with money. He don’t give me enough money, when you ask money, he will tell you I don’t have money, I work hard to get money ,not for other people, but he have money to spent on alcohol. We only get maintence money. He will ask you to cook, when you say there are no foods then he will say where the money that I gave you is. He burn marriage certificate, because he don’t want to be inherit. When you need help I don’t help you except my neighbors, he feel ashamed when I borrow some money and start saying, you got married to a poor men. Gender base violence is really in Namibia, women are really abuse by men like dog .Now I don’t know what to do I just need financial assistance in order to start my own business.