In a dramatic turn of events, a family dispute has emerged in Chimanimani, involving Shingai Chirongwe (43), his wife Mavis Mambeu (23), and his brother Taurai Chirongwe (58). The controversy arose when Shingai caught his wife and Taurai in a compromising situation, leading to a demand for compensation. The matter was brought before Acting Chief Saurombe’s court, where a verdict was reached.
According to the proceedings, Shingai forgave his wife promptly but remained steadfast in his demand for 10 cattle from Taurai as compensation. Acting Chief Saurombe intervened and ruled that Taurai should compensate his brother with two cattle. However, the situation escalated when Taurai’s wife, Sarah Chiripasi, accused Shingai of colluding with Mavis in engaging in lula lula work for financial gain.
Sarah alleged that Shingai had caught his wife with other men on multiple occasions, suggesting a potentially lucrative scheme. She questioned the sincerity of Shingai’s demand for compensation, implying that it was driven by personal animosity rather than genuine grievances. Sarah also demanded three cattle from Mavis for her involvement with Taurai.
In his court application, Shingai claimed to have received divine revelation indicating an illicit affair between Mavis and Taurai. He confronted his wife, who initially denied the allegations but eventually admitted to sleeping with Taurai, seeking forgiveness. Shingai then took Mavis to his brother’s homestead, offering her as Taurai’s second wife. Taurai, however, denied the allegations and fled, prompting Shingai to bring the matter before the court.
During the court session, Taurai admitted to the affair but maintained that Mavis had initiated their relationship. Taurai claimed that Mavis had approached him, expressing dissatisfaction with her husband’s performance in bed due to his frequent church commitments. Despite his admission of guilt, Taurai questioned the fairness of Shingai’s demand for ten cattle as compensation, arguing that he had succumbed to Mavis’s advances.
Mavis corroborated Taurai’s account, stating that he had pursued her relentlessly and that she eventually succumbed to his persistence. She emphasized that Taurai was the one who proposed the affair, refuting Sarah’s claim that she was responsible for luring him into bed. Mavis also mentioned a separate case pending before Chief Muusha’s court, where she had been caught by her husband with two other men.
Acting Chief Saurombe ultimately ruled that Taurai should compensate his brother with two cattle and contribute two goats to the court. The decision aimed to resolve the dispute and provide closure to the conflicting parties.
The situation highlights the complexity of the familial conflict, stemming from allegations of infidelity and lula lula work. The court’s ruling attempts to address the grievances while ensuring a fair resolution for all parties involved.