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MPANDAWANA - A 34-year-old Gutu teacher at Chiwara High School last week took her boyfriend – also a teacher at the same school – to the civil court for dumping and refusing to marry her after almost two years
She was demanding US$8740 for damages.
Vivian Zinhanga from Zaka and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Chirangwi from Murewa appeared before Gutu Resident Magistrate, Edwin Marecha.
She wanted Chirangwi to pay the money, part of which would be used to reimburse the cost she allegedly incurred when she helped him import his car as well as pay his bills.
"Your Worship, this man lied to me that I was going to be his wife soon after he buys a car. We started dating in March 2015 and I helped him. I accompanied him to Tanzania to collect his car.
"When we came back, he texted his friend and told him that he was missing his wife and kids and was planning to go and apologise to his wife and take her back. I confronted him about the issue but he applied for a protection order against me and I was evicted from his house at the school quarters. He used to earn only US$30 a month and I covered everything else for him," Zinhanga said.
Chirangwi, however, denied that the complainant paid his bills and claimed that Zinhanga was no wife material as she was violent and would bring other boyfriends to their workplace.
He also alleged that she had told him his life was in her hands; implying she could use witchcraft to kill him.
"I never on any occasion promised her a marriage. I would never say that and all witnesses she brought here are fake. She bought bar ladies to come here to stand as her sisters," said Chirangwi.
A miffed Zinhanga threatened this reporter for attending the court session and threatened to deal with her if the story got published.
Marecha warned the complainant against being too emotional saying she should let the court and journalists do their job.
The case was postponed to November 2,

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