Murabharari (in scarf)
MWENEZI - Re-elected Zanu PF Ward 7 councillor, Killion Murabharari who in September was convicted by Chief Neshuro’s traditional court for having an adulterous affair with a married woman, has finally agreed to pay damages after initially resisting.
Murabharari was convicted of the offence though he had denied the charges, and had vowed to appeal the judgement at a higher court.
The traditional court had ordered him to pay a fine of four cattle or alternatively $250 for each beast for having an adulterous affair with Peter Shereni’s wife.
The councillor had, however, been non-committal, claiming he was preparing to launch an appeal.
He has since made a sudden turn and has agreed to pay the fine after learning that Shereni was planning to approach the civil court to enforce the judgement.
Although repeated efforts to get a comment from Murabharari were unsuccessful as his mobile phone was not reachable, Chief Neshuro’s secretary and principal advisor Pinias Shoko confirmed the new developments.
“There was overwhelming evidence against Murabharari though he had denied everything. He has now came back to pay the fine as ordered by the chief. As I speak, he has already paid part of the fine in the form of money and has promised to bring more soon,” said Shoko.
Murabharari was in September this year dragged to Chief Neshuro’s court after Shereni, who works in South Africa, acquired concrete evidence that the councillor was having a sexual affair with his wife while he was away.
At the traditional court, Shereni’s wife confessed engaging is a series of sexual escapades with Murabharari at his homestead.