Magistrate questions Tafadzwa’s true identity

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Happier times: Alick Macheso and wife Tafadzwa.

The legal battle between Alick Macheso and Tafadzwa Mapako has taken a new twist with the true identity of the popular sungura musician’s estranged wife being questioned in court.

CHARLES LAITON

The two were expected to square off in court yesterday in a maintenance hearing in the case where Mapako is demanding a whopping $7 000 for her upkeep and that of their two children. But the hearing failed to kick off at the Harare Civil Court and was postponed to today.

The postponement of the matter was occasioned by Mapako’s lawyer David Ngwerume, who told Harare magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami that he had not had time to respond to Macheso’s submissions.

Muvhami, however, questioned Tafadzwa’s identity, which he said was not clear according to the papers filed on record.

He said on her national identity card and her children’s birth certificates, Mapako was being identified as “Fortunate” instead of Tafadzwa, the name she was using as the applicant in the matter.

However, Ngwerume indicated to the court that he would make an application to amend the court papers.

Prior to the postponement of the matter, Macheso’s lawyer, Norman Mugiya, applied to the court to order Mapako to bear the costs of the postponement.

He argued that Mapako was a person of means and was in a position to settle Macheso’s costs.

The maintenance claim has seen Macheso’s first wife Nyadzisai blasting Mapako for claiming an “exorbitant” maintenance amount. She said Mapako was “living in dreamland” and urged the court to dismiss her maintenance claim and order a provisional maintenance proposal suggested by her husband of $1 250 per month pending paternity tests.

In her affidavit in support of Macheso’s response to the maintenance claim, Nyadzisai said: “I agree in toto with what the respondent (Macheso) stated in his affidavit as it reflects the truth of the real position on the ground as opposed to the fallacy which the applicant (Mapako) has sought to portray in her founding affidavit.”

Nyadzisai said she used to stay with the applicant during the course of the now terminated union and they lived an ordinary life.

“We could buy groceries for about $100 to $150 per month as a combined family,” she said.

“It is unfortunate that the applicant is creating a fictitious and imaginary standard of life which I think she has read from leisure and tourism books and not what she ever lived. The applicant lived a life which I know personally and there is nothing she can say which I do not know.”

67 COMMENTS

  1. yooooh!!!!!! Am tongue twisted and mesmerized. Trying to do my Quantitative Analysis of Business to try and figure out whether it is within reality that a Zimbabwean musician of the kind can be able to provide $7000 for every three members of his family monthly. For macheso’s which has grown to 11 heads inclusive of those of macheso and the wives means we multiply $7000 by 3,5 meaning in a single month macheso recks in a whoopng profit of $25666,66.
    I cant imagine…………… and mind you, this is profit after paying all the expenses.
    God forbid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Zimbabwe Youth Council should stop the nonsense to purge youth organizations. Using 1997 Youth Act all youth organizations will soon be asked to submit their donors, budgets, plans and will not receive any money from partners without approval from ZYC. The old act which is not harmonised with new constitution and youth policy gives ZYC the mandate to dissolve leadership of youth organisations. Reject this draconian move to come soon at yr door.

      WE DEMAND AUDITS FOR ZYC OPPERATIONS. WE NEED OUR ABUSED LOANS. WE ARE READY FOR THE FIGHT.

      LIKE MACHESO , ZYC IS LIKE TAFADZWA A FRAUD STAR, THERE IS ROOM TO NEGOTIATE WITH YOUTH IN WHICH THEY PURPORT TO REPRESENT.

  2. Very sensationalised title to the article. I am embarassed I read the article to the last full stop. I should have been working to ensure the success of ZIMASSET.

    • …and to think the reporter is actually a jury in the case by putting ‘whooping’ before the amount claimed. not all children are the same mr reporter and your love for Macheso mustnt cloud your reporting of u are a journo of substance. be objective and give us info oN the constitutional provisions of children and the legislative acts like Maintenance ACT 5:09 and the Childrens ACT 5:09 cz this is not some Macheso live show at Rufaro Stadium.

    • Zimbabwe Youth Council should stop the nonsense to purge youth organizations. Using 1997 Youth Act all youth organizations will soon be asked to submit their donors, budgets, plans and will not receive any money from partners without approval from ZYC. The old act which is not harmonised with new constitution and youth policy gives ZYC the mandate to dissolve leadership of youth organisations. Reject this draconian move to come soon at yr door.

      WE DEMAND AUDITS FOR ZYC OPPERATIONS. WE NEED OUR ABUSED LOANS. WE ARE READY FOR THE FIGHT.

      LIKE MACHESO , ZYC IS LIKE TAFADZWA A FRAUD STAR, THERE IS ROOM TO NEGOTIATE WITH YOUTH IN WHICH THEY PURPORT TO REPRESENT.

  3. anhu acho anonyepa ese Macheso wife talking about a grocery of 100-150 for both families is a big lie i dont live large but i know thats not enough and i sure as hell know this people where not doing chimodho and covo everyday.

    • Zvechimodho izvozvo ndozviri kutaurwa naNyadzisai kuti ndolife yatanga tichirarama all along. Iwe kana woita nharo chitiudza kuti vaitenga grocery remarii?

      • kana newe WaSporo unenge dzisina kukwana….ehe mari ikudiwa na Tafadzwa(furtunate) its unreasonable an Macheso aazvigone at all…..asi its impossible kty 100-150,hazviite,iwe mari inodyiwa ku bhawa ne 1day here,haatambure kuzodaro

  4. The proposed bill called maintance is the one which brought many dervoce case in our life coz mostly of women this days know that i will payed maintance the otherway round ndichitengesa muviri wangu.Lets we look back 80s-90s dervoce case were less as compared with today,so the government should look at it cause varume vari kubatirwa nemutemo uyu.Angofunga kunohura achipodaponda anongoenda kunodemander maintance mahure nemahure ose anongohura vana achiitira maintance unomboshaya kuti iwo mutemo wacho unofamba sei???????????????????????????????????????

    • thus true,,vakadzi vave kudyaira kuda kudya kuviri,,,let the bill revised there must b a certain amount changed in regard with the children the couple have. what tafadzwa demanding is too much,,maintenance must only to support the kids nd the mother is also a parent of those kids so y do she ask money for her hair and other things.haana kuzvara ega vana ivavo macheso they shld all be responsible macheso needs money to dress himself likewise tafadzwa y dont one do for oneself..R.G Mugabe once said there are things one must do for one self, y not tafadzwa find money to do her hair and staff. what only happened is that bmacheso send tafadzwa to live a life before she ws married to him.for me Macheso must only take care for the two children if he dd not do that then we need a answer y he is not taking care of the children

  5. Tichaonerera gore rino………..even $1250 yacho Macheso anoitora kupi? I believe anowana mari, but he should know that music can fade like soap where people’s taste for his music would evaporate and he would still be committed to the payment. Mukadzi anongopuwa mari yokutenga necessities not LUXURIOUS needs. Ukuwo vana voendeswa kuchikoro – $400 per kid boarding that’s it. $1,000 would be enough, especially for this idiot rakanhongwa mubhawa. Very fortunate kuti anga asati avharisachibereko nechakare.

    • TAURA HAKO MFACE. Its just ego talking on Macheso’s part. These musos need to come down to mother earth.Show yake ku Byo yanga isina vanhu vakawanda. Manje anoiwanepi mari Cheso. Ngaasataura zvenhando. Ngaato kurumidza ku amenda offer yake ayiise pa 200 waya becoz ndo reality yacho on the ground.

  6. Inini ndirikutotyira zvangu kuti kunonokewa kurikuitwa ma paternity tests kuchaita kuti ma results asabude nemazvo munyika yazara huori kudayi

  7. When luv dies….tafadzwa nyarara unyararise denga rinoziwa iwe..ratidza ushingi uchengete vana usawasiye wariwega wachipinda mugomba remoto

  8. While i wouldn’t want to rush into conclusions pertaining to the maintainence wrangle besieging the Macheso homestead , i personally feel that our own ‘ out of the world expensive sis ‘ Tafadzwa needs mental attension to establish if she is still in a sound frame of mind . Her claims are not only of dubious nature but also compounded by a lace of greediness coz locally no musician in the mould of Macheso can afford such an amount she is claiming for the upkeep of the kids . :@ FOOD 4 THOUGHT ?

  9. This is supposed to a be private matter VaMacheso,but now you are going down in history as confused musician who let the Zim dollar get to his head and married a lady of taste now deal with what ever is coming your way.Wakafarisa mwana waMai.

  10. Mari dzirikudiwa na Tafadzwa aaa unotoshaya kuti zvirikumbofamba sei chaizvo…..asi nemiwo ba Sharoe apa makaziparira mdara

  11. Mari dzirikudiwa na Tafadzwa aaa unotoshaya kuti zvirikumbofamba sei chaizvo…..asi nemiwo ba Sharoe apa makazviparira mdara

  12. Zimbabwe Youth Council should stop the nonsense to purge youth organizations. Using 1997 Youth Act all youth organizations will soon be asked to submit their donors, budgets, plans and will not receive any money from partners without approval from ZYC. The old act which is not harmonised with new constitution and youth policy gives ZYC the mandate to dissolve leadership of youth organisations. Reject this draconian move to come soon at yr door.

    WE DEMAND AUDITS FOR ZYC OPPERATIONS. WE NEED OUR ABUSED LOANS. WE ARE READY FOR THE FIGHT.

    LIKE MACHESO , ZYC IS LIKE TAFADZWA A FRAUD STAR, THERE IS ROOM TO NEGOTIATE WITH YOUTH IN WHICH THEY PURPORT TO REPRESENT.

  13. Tafadzwa is up to destroy Macheso but the court will be able to handle her. USD7 000.00 per month is unrealistic and Tafadzwa knows it too but starting point for negotiating. Macheso will tell the court how much he earns and prove it. The court will also look at all Macheso dependants and come up with a figure that is more appropriate.Varume ngatidzidzewo

    • Sorry guys. It’s not USA. It’s UsZim$. They are amending the paperwork to make sure this is clear! The same currency used by Casterton Dube at PSMAS! Now that he is at P’S I, suddenly the pharmacies there have run out of medicines, coz C Dube must be paid 1st. Apparently Dube & Tafadzwa were dating! Those kids belong to Cash Bert Lord’s! !!!

  14. such as life macheso hope u have a leant a lesson kuti vahosi is the best whilest these mistresses are just after ones money.

    • Napoleon yu nailed it Let’s Fools like our Brother Macheso know that Women who come for money will first make yu the happiest at first and the real deal will come eventually at the end,that why yu heard saying Macheso has a small Manhood.They pretend to love yu more than the First Wife but in truth it’s all lies Remember hw it Destroyed the American President Bill Clinton with Monica people shuld learn that as long you don’t use God given wisdom u’re doomed

  15. Ko nyaya yeDORA iya inobatsira vana futi here?
    Macheso hauna kudzidza sure. Ungati u can pay 1250 iwe wapera mbiri!!!! Ko kubvunzawo anaSulu vakabva kumaintanance court manje manje.

  16. ndimi majaira zvekungonhonga,nhongai zvimwe kwete vakadzi.kkkkkkkkkkk gore rino amunawe,,,,,.ndafunga manje asi chakawana hama hachisekwe.

  17. HER CLAIMS ARE FAR MUCH BEYOND.IF IT WAS ME MACHESO I WAS GOING TO GIVE MY BAND MEMBERS THAT AMOUNT SHE IS ASKING.COZ NDIVO VANO PINZA MARI NOT MAJOKI ANA TAFADZWA.KANA ACHIDA MARI YAKA DARO NGAA JOINE BAND ASHANDIRE MARI IYOYO

  18. vamwe vakaita makore vachidzidza vakaita madegree asi vangani varikubhadharwa $1250. Mumwe akaita makore 4 achidanana nemdiwa wake ndokurambana zvino avakuda $7000. Pafunge!

  19. mwana umwe 100 dollars for two children not more,we wrote a new constitution that say all man are equal,munhu muka ushande wega.

  20. Tafadzwa muti wemusango,shura rinotanga mberi chasara Aids baba Shero ana Tafadzwa vanokuzorayi butter mukazviruza,changamukayi baba chipurazi ngachisare kaKatsveya ikoko

  21. Otonzwa kuti tafadzwa wacho haazivi zita rake chairo,apa anoda $7 wat wat, ukuwo mai Cheso vachiti ndomuziva inside out asi vasingazive kuti anerimwe zita.aah zvinhu zvacho hazvinzwisisike, pamwe pfungwa ndodzakutonzvenga.

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  23. what Tafadzwa is demanding is too much and unheard of.itamushe Tafadzwa.ah unotoshaya kuti zvirikumbofamba sei?

  24. tafadza anopenga akutoia business nemari yamacheso ka apa.mutemo unofanira kuonawo apa varume tirikudzvanyirirwa

  25. Tafadzwa mari yawada is too much, your legal adviser anenge akadhakwa tsvaga mumwe . Hakuna murume ane Mhuri angaikwanisa. Iwe Cheso Power isa power kubasa utifadze isu takakuitisa mari kwete kuvakadzi vanokunyadzisa. Nyaszisai ndiye bedzi mukadzi wako akakuda Uchiri kupema bvudzi nekustretcher bvudzi nekamu inopisa, wanga uri Bambi ipapo asi nanhasi achipo. Women are not toys Bt human beings Tafadzwa and all ladies maintenance is not the best way to make money, empower yourselves thru education kwete kudzvokora mari dzeZiya revamwe, garai mudzimba Ndapedza hangu mafirakureva,

  26. apa akatanga kutsvinyira mumwe ndiyani, ari kuda mari yei iye akati macheso haana dhiri, haafanire kupiwa kana cent because ndiye akaramba kadora.

  27. Humans…oh humans a very dump specie…just wait and see for us we are just wondering who is next on exorbitant maintenance coz it seems its now one of the highly paying jobs in zimbabwe apart from politics l pray the Tafadzwaz will comply to work within the ZIMASSET parameters so that some of us also benefit from the project. I am heavily loaded down there and can do wonders with that thing so Fafi here l come, you wouldn’t be disappointed just make sure bharanzi abhadhara coz handishandi saka ndoda kulumawo ipapo. Hope tafadzwa u get this and will inbox u for finer details. Yours Chabuda P.

  28. baba shero kochekera Alick Macheso kochekera singing inga wakaimba wani mukomana wat about Akada kubhadharwa zita rake rawakashandisa pasong yako Tafadzwa……iiiiii apa mdara madzidza if it was here in England song iyoyo yaibviswa pamhepo kana mkadz iyeye achida nezvako …..wakabata magets anopisa now u learn next time don’t go for beautiful girls izvo mumoyo make makasviba tarisa manje to talk the truth baba Shero life won’t be the same again. ..anyway good lucky

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