|Tongai Moyo's widow, Minienhle kicked out family house she shared with Peter|
Minienhle Mukweli, the widow of late musician, Tongai 'Dhewa' Moyo, has moved out of the family's rented Masasa home. Reports say she was kicked out.
Minienhle has denied the reports that she was evicted from the house she shared with Peter, Dhewa's son. She however declined to give reasons for moving out.
The move comes three months after the widow was initially threatened with eviction after failure to pay rentals. Rentals were supposed to be paid by proceeds from the band in line with an agreement reached soon after Dhewa's death.
But Peter is reported to have at one time refused to pay and temporarily moved out to the Mbizo house which was still unfinished then. The project was started by Dhewa. Reached for a comment, Peter professed ignorance on reports that Minienhle had left the house they were sharing.
"I am actually on my way out and Minienhle is in the house. The information you have is not true," he said.
Minienhle however CONFIRMED she had moved out but claimed she did so on her own will. She, however, refused to open up saying she would not talk to the press again.
"Who gave you my number? Ask Peter, maybe he might know if they kicked me out of the house. What I know is that I moved out peacefully. We are in good books," she said before hanging up.
A source close to her said she had since moved to Rutendo suburb, where she is staying with a cousin. The source said Peter had offered Minienhle one room at the recently finished Mbizo house but the latter had refused to take the offer.
"As we speak, she is waiting for schools to close, so that she can take her son with her to Bulawayo," said the source.
This development comes just a month before a traditional ritual known in Shona custom as kurova guva is held. The ritual is supposed to be held next month after which Peter and Minienhle were supposed to move to the Mbizo house.
The building of the house was started by Dhewa and those in the know allege that Peter was not keen to stay with her stepmother in the new house. Peter, however, vehemently denied the reports as lies.
He said he had no power to decide over who should move into the newly completed house as it was family property. "I cannot say anything concerning who should move into the house in Mbizo. I am leaving it to the elders in the family to decide," he said. standard