There was drama in Mbizo high-density suburb in Kwekwe recently after a local businessman caught his wife in a compromising position at a friend’s house.
Patrick Murugani, who operates a butchery at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre, is still in a state of shock and disbelief after catching his wife being intimate with another man at a friend’s house in the same suburb.
“I am still in a state of shock. The incident was shocking and at present I am still struggling to get to grips with what has happened to me. This has just shaken me to the core,” said Murugani
Murugani, through his lawyers Makonese and Partners, is now suing Tapson Tichaona Manyatera of 197/2 Mbizo for $100 000 for adultery.
The summons have already been issued through the Bulawayo High Court, case number C1684/2010.
According to the summons which were issued by the Master of High Court on August 26, the plaintiff is suing for US$50 000 for contumelia inflicted upon him and another US$50 000 for loss of comfort, society and services of his wife, Norah Moyo.
According to court papers, the drama started at around 2pm at House Number 13764 Mbizo Extension 1, when Murugani, in the company of an unnamed friend, knocked at the door after his wife had been seen entering the house.
Upon opening the door which was unlocked, the husband was shocked to see his wife being intimate with Manyatera.
Eyewitnesses said Murungani and his friends assaulted Manyatera before taking the two to Mbizo Police Post to report the matter.
The police allegedly advised him to take the matter to the civil courts.
Sources close to the couple said the adulterous affair started in 2003 when the couple married.
Murungani solemnised his marriage on August 15 2008 at the Kwekwe Civil Court under the Marriage Act Chapter 5:11.
Moyo has since gone back to her husband having asked for forgiveness.
She allegedly admitted in a sworn affidavit lodged with Makonese and Partners that she had a long-standing adulterous affair with Manyatera.
The affidavit will be presented in court as evidence.
The couple has a six-year-old child.