MWENEZI - There was drama at headman Chirimigwa's court recently when a man dragged his wife to the court accusing her of infidelity after she eloped to South Africa with another man while the husband was also out of the country.
Douglas Mafuba, who works in South Africa, took his wife Estinah Ngwenya to the community court accusing her of having many boyfriends.
Ngwenya was staying at their rural home in Chirimigwa village under Chief Neshuro in Mwenezi while her husband was at work.
Mafuba told the court that upon his return to South Africa last month, he was shocked to find out that his wife had eloped with another man and had gone to South Africa.
He told the court that he was no longer prepared to live with her because she was using his matrimonial bedroom for adulterous liaisons with different men while he was away.
Ngwenya, however, defended herself before the same court saying Mafuba, whom she said was merely a boyfriend and not her husband, was no longer taking care of her and she decided to move on.
She claimed that their home close to Neshuro growth point, was hers alone.
After full trial, Headman Chirimigwa, with the assistance of his advisors and Chief Neshuro's representatives, ruled in Mafuba's favour and insisted that he is the owner of the homestead.
A miffed Ngwenya, however, vowed to appeal the verdict after gathering enough evidence to prove she is the real owner of the homestead. The appeal is due to be heard at Chief Neshuro's court this week.
Mafuba and Ngwenya do not have children together but both have got their own children from previous relationships.
The two have been living as husband and wife in Chirimigwa village for the past nine years.news