A young woman identified as Miriam has been dragged to court by an elderly married Zimbabwean woman, Tsitsi Chiyangwa, who filed papers for adultery damages against the lady she claims is having a sexual affair with her husband.
Though how much she was suing for was not revealed, however Tsitsi who wants compensation from her husband’s girlfriend claimed that her husband, Andrew Chiyangwa, was her ‘property’ and by virtue of Miriam snatching him away from her – it was like destroying her property.
“I am married under Marriage Act Chapter 5:11 which states that a husband must marry one woman.
“My husband is now sleeping at her house and she always accommodates him. At one point, she came to my place of residence in the company of three Police officers demanding to take my husband,” she said.
The elderly lady who noted that Miriam is of the same age as her third child; and that she vowed not to terminate her relationship with her husband saying it was part of her job, added;
“She told me that she came from Mutare to Harare to work; and snatching other people’s husbands is her work.
“I just want her to leave Andrew Chiyangwa alone, he is my husband. “If the court leaves her continuing having a love affair with my husband I will do something that will end up with me being locked up.”
The young lady who was sued for adultery damages on her own part, admitted to having an affair with Tsitsi’s husband. Miriam who said she found nothing wrong in having an affair with Andrew, told the court;
“I started having an affair with him in 2009 and we have a child together. “I don’t see if there is any problem with me falling in love with him.”
Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti however dismissed Tsitsi’s application, on the grounds that the court had no mandate to stop the relationship.