Zanu PF secretary for women’s affairs Oppah Muchinguri has appealed to the Master of the High Court, Wellington Nyatanga, to intervene in a marriage dispute between a Concession couple in which the husband is alleged to have sold the couple’s matrimonial house without the knowledge of his wife.
In a letter dated September 28, 2011, addressed to Nyatanga, Muchinguri wrote: “I hereby refer Mrs Margaret Chitohwa who has a matrimonial problem.
She is married to Givemore Chitohwa, they have been married for about 11 years and suddenly the husband has abandoned her together with her children.
“Chitohwa has even sold their matrimonial house leaving the family without shelter. We are therefore requesting your good offices to assist her.”
In her founding affidavit under case number HC2791/11, Margaret said Chitohwa sold stand number 95 Amandas Township in Mazowe to Justice Kadzungwa for $25 000 when the property was worth more than $40 000.
She cited her husband as the first respondent and the buyer of the house, Kadzungwa, as the second respondent while the Registrar of Deeds is cited as the third respondent.
Margaret applied for placement of a caveat (prohibition of sale) over the disputed immovable property arguing her husband sold it with the full knowledge that it was subject of dispute in the pending divorce action between the parties.
She accused Chitohwa of intending to obtain the house or its proceeds through the back door.
In her founding affidavit, Margaret said: “1st Respondent has since moved out of the matrimonial home to live with a girlfriend and as I and him are on the verge of divorce, he wants to obtain same through the back door, and I gather his purported purchaser (Kadzungwa) is actually his friend.
”The matter is yet to be finalised at the High Court.