Polygamous Chiadzwa man invades teachers’ cottages

A POLYGAMOUS former Chiadzwa villager who was relocated to Arda Transau alongside his 14 wives in 2011 has invaded teachers’ cottages at the nearby Chirasika Primary School, protesting over government and Anjin diamond company’s failure to provide enough accommodation for his large family.

OBEY MANAYITI
STAFF REPORTER

Philemon Johwani Kambeni, his 14 wives and over 60 children were among the 1 000 families displaced by the diamond mining company in 2011 to pave way for mining activities.

Other families were allocated four-roomed houses each, while Kambeni’s 14 wives were asked to share an eight-bedroomed house.

He, however, turned down the offer, demanding a separate bedroom for each of his wives.

Kambeni and his other wives brewed a shocker last week when they pitched up tents at teachers’ cottages and threatened to take over the properties to pressure government to address their plight.

Teachers at the school yesterday said they now lived in fear and appealed for police to intervene.

“We now fear for our lives because how can a person just come in and say he now owns the house I am living in? Though we understand their plight, it is not for us to intervene and as such they do not have the right to come and break into our houses,” said a teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity.

However, Kambeni’s tenth wife, Lucia, told NewsDay that they would not leave the school until government has given in to their demands.

“We came here on February 27 2011 from Chiadzwa and we were given one big house which we rejected. We stayed in the compound and responsible authorities kept giving us unfulfilled promises,” Lucia said.

“However, in August this year, the DA (district administrator) for Mutare (Cosmas Chiringa) came and gave eight of us houses, leaving six others, saying he would sort them out within two days,” she said.

“From there onwards, nothing was done and all follow-ups didn’t yield anything until we decided that we come to the teachers’ houses. What we now want is for the teachers to occupy the big house built for our family. We deserve to be treated well and we have erected tents outside teachers’ houses and we are going nowhere until the DA gives us houses.”

Kambeni’s 11th wife Catharine said her family had been made poorer by the relocation, adding that they were far much better off in Chiadzwa than the “scavenging” life they were now subjected to.

Arda Transau Development Trust chairman Cephas Gwayagwaya urged government to urgently intervene and resolve the impasse.

“This man (Kambeni) was so rich during his stay in Marange, but now, he has been reduced to a vagrant, going around sleeping anywhere,” Gwayagwaya said.
“They have occupied seven houses and there are a lot of mosquitoes in the area.

“It’s a very bad living situation and I call upon the District Administrator’s Office to find a lasting solution and make the family moves on with their lives.”

Chiringa said he was not in office, while his assistant Simon Sigauke said he was in a meeting.

18 Responses to Polygamous Chiadzwa man invades teachers’ cottages

  1. Murefu October 29, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    Ndiye mukono uyu. Over 60children. Sei ini ndine2 madzimai wachipopotedzana?? Uyu ane team nema sub, but no problem

    • Raymond October 29, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented vehicles. Very interesting. Go to ACCIDENTEDVEHICLES dott COM to see all the 5 companies that she was using to do this. ACCIDENTEDVEHICLES dott COM , Wake up African people

    • inini October 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      isa mutemo semurume uvaudze kut vese vakadzi vako ngavajairire kushanda vese semhuri

  2. the zimscribe October 29, 2014 at 6:12 am #

    Aaaah he and his wives are crazy!! ko maticha ndiwo adi? if they are serious about pressuring government, then they should board buses and go straight to State house and pitch their tents in the lush lawn!! Tione vakapasvika

    • scooter October 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      shallow thinking, State House? The school is the closest govt infrastructure, rather u should suggets if they can take over the the classroom

  3. lol October 29, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Ndaaasiyane nematicha…ko ivo vakadzi ano vadii…..ko iro bonde kkkk ma one

  4. vp October 29, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    mhofu yemukono….

  5. Able October 29, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Mapurisa endai mundorova chaizvo murume iyeye nevakadzi vake varipo nekuti arikutora mutemo kuisa mumaoko ake. Anofanira kuziva kwekuendesa zvichemo zvake. Rovai munhu nekuti he is causing discomfort in a sector which is not related to the emanation of his problem. Arikuda kuti nyika ino inzi haina mutemo nhai.

  6. Highly Defended October 29, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Mari yaiita kuti ahodhe vakadzi yakapera ka?No more diamonds and now look at the poor women and children!!!! some women don’t really think, kuita mukadzi wechi 10? kkkkkk aiya ndaseka zvangu!

    • dad D October 29, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      Kana DA aramba ngaadzokere kwaakabva nemhuri yake tione. Ko ikoko kwacho anga aine 14 houses here. Ngaapihwe dzaanga ainadzo

    • Raymond October 29, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented vehicles. Very interesting. Go to ACCIDENTEDVEHICLES dott COM to see all the 5 companies that she was using to do this. ACCIDENTEDVEHICLES dott COM , Wake up African people

      • dad D October 29, 2014 at 9:55 am #

        akabva kwachiadzwa aine ngani dzimba akuda 14 .ngaavakirwe number yaanga ainayo

  7. gulaz October 29, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    This man is crazy.ko kwa Chiyadzwa aigara muimba ine 14 bedrooms yevakadzi vake here?.if not,why is he demanding it now?mapurisa endai munorova imbwa iyo.

  8. gulaz October 29, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    ko kwa Chiadzwa aigara mu 14 bedroomed house here?.mapurisa rovai imbwa iyo.

  9. dad D October 29, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    akabva kwachiadzwa aine ngani dzimba akuda 14 .ngaavakirwe number yaanga ainayo

  10. sexmore mudapakati October 29, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    But lets be fair guys kana akabviswa kwaaigara nemhuri yake zvakanaka why dont they just give him zvakafanana nezvaakange anazvo.Panehuoiri panyaya iyoyi.Asi kuti aende kudzimba dzematicha handizvo

  11. Watosvorwa October 29, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I think tsono yemudhara uyu akapromiser zvakawanda before he agreed to move with his family. Now that the agreement was not fulfilled he is now seeking all avenues to pressurise the power tht wld be so that the 2 wives cn hve their own bedrooms. Madzimai maviri aya ndiwo ari kutoti baba wonai zvamungaite- zvekunzwa vamwe vedu vachichemerera hazvingaite. Saka baba vanguweeee, zano nderipi -kumaticha’s quarters. There must be a win-win situation.

  12. ossy October 29, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    IYOYO MIKONO

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