A 43-year-old woman from Mpandawana village under Chief Gutu ran away from her husband and eloped with a man she has been cheating with for some time, it has emerged.
Tevedzerai Ziona took her 12-year-old daughter with her, after months of complaining that her husband Never Mahachi was not doing enough to take care of the family.
Sources said the signs had been there for a long time, with Ziona being needlessly rude to her husband.
“She first ran away in December last year and Never was told that his wife was now staying with her newfound love in Marondera. He tried calling her to ask her to bring back the child but she ignored his calls. It took her sister to convince her to come back home on 16 March.
“Her boyfriend, however, followed her on 20 March and convinced her yet again to go with him and she complied. Never was away at work so the boyfriend took her away and they are back together in Marondera,” said the source.
Mahachi confirmed the incident and said he was disappointed she had chosen to leave home yet again.
“I am very upset. If she no longer loved me, she was supposed to go alone and leave the child behind. I don’t want my child to grow up in another man’s house so I am planning to sue them,” said Mahachi.