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Old Madala Still Heartbroken 31 Years After Wife Left Him

An 88 man is still heartbroken three decades after his beloved wife left him because of poverty.

Sekuru Masire, a resident of Melfort Old People’s Home is heartbroken after he was abandoned in 1992.

He made the revelations during a greenhouse handover to Melfort Old People’s Home by Delta Beverages last Thursday, H Metro reports.

He said they had two children, with his wife, but he has never seen them from the day she left him.

“My wife left me, and for the past 31 years, I am finding it hard to forget about her,” he said.

“The year she left was 1992 because I had not paid the bride price to her family.

“I thought that she was going to return but she left without a trace. When we were still living together, she would insult me all the time, I had no peace during that time.”

Sekuru Masire was a cattle herder in Murehwa back then.

He is of Malawian origin and does not have a clue about his relatives.

“The life I have been living here has made me forget my actual home, I have no clue about where I actually lived. Growing up I never met my parents,” he said.

Sekuru Masire, though, is happy about one thing – the comfort he gets from staying at Melfort Old People’s Home.

“They take good care of us here and I can give everything to remain here. They are doing a good job in helping us cope with how our lives have turned out to be.”

The home is currently housing 20 people – 18 are male and two are women.

The eldest resident, Blande Jamba, is 103 years old.

The youngest Simon Murenga is 72 years old.

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