Former deputy Minister of Information, Bright Matonga, has been dragged to court by his ex-girlfriend, Thombizodwa Choto, who is seeking a court order compelling him to avail himself at the American Embassy to give his consent for his child to travel to America.
According to Choto, she cohabited with Matonga for ten months after which she became pregnant and gave birth to a minor child who is currently in her custody.
Thombizodwa further said problems with Matonga started when her company, Dubtess Investments (Pvt) Ltd, which was involved in a legal wrangle with the ex-minister, obtained a court order which resulted in Matonga’s property being attached.
“A few days after I (Choto) advised the respondent (Matonga) to appear personally at the American Embassy, the sheriff of the High Court attached property belonging to the respondent. However, with great sadness and disappointment to our minor child, the respondent very rudely bluntly refused to take all the necessary steps to enable the child to travel with me,” she said.
“Soon after the Sheriff of the High Court attached the respondent’s property, the respondent has been ignoring my calls and messages. This is totally unreasonable. He is trying to fix me. He has not given an explanation for refusing to appear at the embassy. I intend to travel for holiday to the United States of America (USA) with my son on April 1, 2019.”
Meanwhile, suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe’s wife, Angeline, has taken her husband’s girlfriend, Sheila Mandiseka, to the High Court seeking an order to compel her to pay US$100,000 in adultery damages accusing her of bedding her husband.
In her declaration, Angeline said she was married to Guvamombe in terms of the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11) on February 25, 2000 at Bindura and the marriage still subsists.
“On various occasions and at places, particulars of which are not known to the plaintiff (Angeline), the defendant (Mandiseka) and the plaintiff’s husband Mishrod Guvamombe had sexual intercourse. The sexual intercourse culminated in the siring of a child,” she said.