ZIMBABWE – The marriage of a Chitungwiza couple collapsed after the husband found out that his wife was having an affair with a church mate.
Reason Kamushinda told the court that he moved out of the matrimonial home when he found out that his wife Zivanai Pombodzai was cheating on him with a member of her church.
This came to light at Chitungwiza magistrates’ court where Zivanai was claiming US$200 as maintenance from Reason.
“I had no choice, I had to end the marriage because I was hurt by what she was doing, I found out that she was cheating on me with a man whom we fellowshipped with at church, I saw love messages between them and it was clear that they were dating,” said Reason.
Responding to the US$100 that Zivanai was claiming from him, Reason said he was not in a position to pay the amount.
“I can afford to pay US$30 at the moment and if I find a job I am willing to pay more for my child’s upkeep,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zivanai said the US$100 that she was claiming was not even enough to carter for all the expenses in looking after the child.
“I have considered that he is currently not working that is why I have only asked for US$100 from him, that money does not even contribute even a quarter of all the child’s expenses,” she said.
The presiding magistrate deferred the matter to today.