A Mutare prophet whose wife was snatched by a neighbour and co-worker recently suffered another blow after he lost custody of his three-year-old child.
Ngonidzashe Pasinzo recently approached Mutare Civil Court applying for custody of the child after his marriage to Kudzai Mandigo irretrievably broke down.
The estranged couple counter accused each other of neglecting their child when they appeared before Mutare magistrate, Ms Purity Gumbo.
The court ruled that the child should be in Mandigo’s custody.
Pasinzo could not hide his anguish as he chronicled how he lost his wife to a neighbour only identified as Kureya, The Manica Post reports.
He said he thought Mandigo and Kureya were friends before he later realised that the two had actually moved in together eight months ago.
In an interview with the publication, Pasinzo said about eight months ago he left home for work, only to find Mandigo gone with all her belongings when he returned.
He also realised that the man who had been staying next door (Kureya) had left as well. Kureya came back the following day and told him that he had moved to his new residential stand at Kentucky Farm.
“I never suspected that he had left with my wife. However, word started doing rounds that the two had moved in together. I carried out my own investigations and confirmed that Mandigo had eloped with Kureya,” said Pasinzo.
In other news iHarare had reported that a Budiriro man was dealt a major blow after his wife of nine years ditched him before confessing that he was not the father of their two-year-old baby.
According to reports reaching iHarare, Primrose Mwamuka, 32, reportedly took her belongings in the absence of her husband Tawanda Sivieri, 36, and phoned him after two days informing him about the paternity of their child.