A married Beitbridge woman who allegedly had an adulterous relationship with her church leader returned to her husband in Medium Density Suburb briefly last week before she was sent back again to her parents’ home in Bulawayo until certain formalities are done.
The husband, Timothy Gwaendepi confirmed the development and told The Mirror that his wife came back home a few days ago but he sent her back to her parents again.
He said he was not going to accept back his wife Tendai Mutake until Madzibaba Tonderai Ben of Johane Masowe YeJecha rekwa Limpopo Church pays damages for the alleged illicit affair.
He said plans to institute a lawsuit against Madzibaba Tonde are at an advanced stage.
“Tonde must pay damages for his affair with my wife. I can only take Mutake back after that. If Tonde doesn’t pay then I am instituting a lawsuit against him. I have sufficient evidence against him and I can still go to Econet and Netone to collect more evidence.
“If the lawsuit takes time, I will try something else,” said Gwaendepi.
Efforts to get a comment from Madzibaba Tonde were fruitless as his phone numbers were not reachable.
However Madzibaba Tonde vehemently dismissed the allegations in an interview with Two Nations two weeks ago. He said that he was being framed.
Tendai Mutake’s numbers were also not reachable. Sources said when Mutake returned to her husband a few days ago, she stayed indoors all the time probably because she could not face her neighbours.
The well-endowed Mutake ran away to her parents home as soon as her alleged audio with Madzibaba Tonde went viral four weeks ago.
Ironically Gwaendepi was an interpreter for Madzibaba Tonde and they were close buddies in the church. All hell broke loose few weeks ago when Gwaendepi discovered audios in his wife’s phone in which the two alleged lovers fantasized over their sex escapades. They agreed in the audio that they enjoyed sex more in the bush than in Gwaendepi’s bedroom where they allegedly had it most of the time.
In the alleged audio the two brag that they have had their relationship for 10 years without being caught. They also speculate that Mutake’s last child could be Madzibaba Tonde’s offspring.
“Mutake should first solve her issues with Tonde. Kana munhu adanana nemukadzi wemunhu anofanira kuti aripe. Ngavagadzirise nyaya dzavo, otherwise mukadzi uyu handina nyaya naye. Kana zvekucourt zvikanonoka I will try something else,” he said.
Madzibaba Tonde’s affair with Mutake was exposed after Gwaendepi bought his wife (Mutake) a phone with recording facilities and took the phone on a day when his was not working.He then found the alleged recorded conversations.