A HARARE woman has been ordered to pay US$20 000 in damages for having an adulter0us affair with a married man.
s dollHigh Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi, found Elmina Kusikwenyu guilty of having an affair with Happygill Muyengwa’s husband, Roy Dzinemarira, knowing fully well that he was married.
Muyengwa and Dzinemarira were legally married in 2013.
The court heard that Kusikwenyu and Dzinemarira’s affair started in 2014 and one child was born out of the adulter0us relationship.
She was also accused of maintaining the adulter0us affair despite being cautioned by Muyengwa.
As a result, Muyengwa said she lost the affection and companionship of her husband to Kusikwenyu.
In his judgment, Justice Chitapi said: “Kusikwenyu is to pay Muyengwa US$10 000 in local currency, using interbank rate prevailing on the market on the date of payment, being damages for contumelia (humiliation).
“US$10 000, payable in local currency using interbank rate prevailing on the market on the date of payment, for consortium.”