A Mbizo man who caught his wife in a compromising position with another man before assaulting the suspected lover has allegedly gone into hiding fearing for his life.
Patrick Murugani told police this week that he had since deserted his Mbizo home following attempts on his life by a gang allegedly linked to Tapson Manyatera, who he is suing for $100 000 as adultery damages.
According to a document he presented to the police, Murugani alleges that Manyatera, his brother Elson and a six-member gang have been stalking his business premises and home with the intention to “eliminate” him.
“I was followed by Elson, Tapson and a six-member gang of unknown persons from Mbizo 4 (where he operates a butchery) to Mbizo 7. I had been told that the gang was looking for me by my employees and as a precautionary measure, I have since moved from Mbizo.”
Manyatera says he believes Manyatera could be trying to kill him so that the lawsuit he filed against him would die along with him.
“I am now living in fear and have been forced into hiding as I suspect Tapson (Manyatera) is trying to eliminate me.
“I ask the police why Tapson has chosen to track me. The cases between us are in the courts and he has no right to do what he is doing. In fact, he is stalking me and I cannot live freely anymore. I cannot continue to live in hiding,”
On August 20, Murugani, who was in the company of his friends, allegedly caught his wife, Norah Moyo, in bed with Manyatera at his house in Mbizo and, in a fit of rage, Murugani and his friends assaulted him before taking him to the police.
The matter was then taken to the Bulawayo High Court where Murugani, through his lawyer Martin Makonese, is suing Manyatera for adultery damages.
Manyatera’s lawyer, James Magodora of Magodora & Partners, however said his client denied ever stalking Murugani but instead, his client was the one being harrased since the alleged incident took place.
“We are not aware of our client stalking Murugani. What is on record is that he again tried to assault my client and the matter was reported to the police in Mbizo,” said Magodora.