Chigwedere’s son spits venom on DNA tests

Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere

Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere’s son, Mangwiza, has revealed that his father has over 40 children, but only loves four.


Mangwiza, who is embroiled in a nasty witchcraft saga with Chigwedere, accused his father of attempting to divert from the family’s primary priority of seeking to conduct a cleansing ceremony by compelling him to undergo DNA paternity tests.

In response to Chigwedere’s court application for paternity tests, in order to prevent him from benefiting from the former governor in the event of his death, Mangwiza said he was prepared to go through the procedure. But Mangwiza said he would rather not do it on terms set out by his father alleging he was capable of manipulating the results, him being a powerful politician.

“The applicant (Chigwedere) is a learned man and should not stoop this low in order to worm out of a human life case and attempt to put paternity tests versus the right of life, versus cruel and inhuman degrading treatment, versus slavery through cultural means and all that continues in the eyes of the court almost two years later,” Mangwiza said in his answering affidavit.

“Furthermore, as learned as he is, he should have simply written a will that I will not inherit anything from him. I do not need blood money or blood assets and whatever he got through human loss of life. I can work on my own. All I am asking the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) is for cancellation of more than 200 cultural procedures he did on me while keeping me away from my mother for more than 20 years and has the audacity to say I am not his child.”

The former governor’s son wondered how Chigwedere expected the court to accept the request.

Mangwiza said he had only spoken to Chigwedere once in the past three-and-a-half years after accusing him of bewitching his children.

“He has never approached me at any point in time on paternity tests. The only time I spoke to him is when he told me I was going to die, telling me the ancestors were not happy and that I would not live long,” he said.

“I have accepted that tests be carried out and am not worried about the infringement of privacy on my part as there is nothing to lose in knowing who my father is. In fact, it would be a relief knowing he is not my father due to his atrocities on his very own blood and family. Hopefully, he does the same when the time for cleansing comes as he is running away from it.”

In 2016, the Chigwederes approached the ConCourt, urging it to compel Chigwedere to carry out an exorcism ceremony with a view to cast out goblins, but the court dismissed the matter on the basis that Mangwiza had used the wrong procedure in approaching it.


  1. beware Mangwiza your father is a very dangerous man he can even use the dna samples should he get his hands on them for some sinister motive.

  2. this is just rubbish. pple who believe in such superstition have nothing meaningful to do with their lives.

  3. no wonder my generation don’t want kids….who wants all this baby mama drama DNA crap….worse if your own parents r in it …..u screwed

  4. Why do you worry about a sperm donor who doesn’t love you. Get off your bum and work for yourself and have your own family. This bitterness won’t take you anywhere. There are millions children around the world abandoned by mothers and fathers. Grow up.

  5. Get a life.

  6. Get a flipping life Mangwiza.

  7. Why can’t Mangwiza and Chigwedere resolve their issue in private? Why is Mangwiza failing to respect his father by castigating him in public? If Mangwiza is Chigwedere’s real child he should go and apologise to him for insulting him. We do not have scientific evidence of the existence of things like goblins and other fiction stuff.

    1. You are right there is no scientific evidence! These are spiritual things which can’t be proved that way just like believing in God. However I do not agree in the two fighting publicly as they are doing

    2. Magwiza and his ‘father’ or Chigwedere and his ‘son’ do not claim to come from a scientific village but both content that the existance of goblins is central to their row so in a way they are playing by the same rules which makes it a fair game. I am cheering from the son’s corner coz Chigwedere rubbed me the wrong way when as an Mp he advocated the banning of the MDC open palm salute and changing Allan Wilson School to Joseph Chinotimba School I never forgave him. Let this play out I am following it on account of its amusement value. Do you remember Mugabe Robert accusing Joyce of having these unfortunate fall guys called gob-l-ins who get blamed for any inexplicable developments? How scientific can a nation be when the top echelons was invested with such primordial and elementary outlook?

  8. Take out the science and use the traditional way of testing for partenity. this can not be manipulated in any way and villagers willbe there to witness the show. Magwiza you should think twice about it though because its fraught with latent dangers. A deep pit will be dug by your uncles and from both parents deep enough to contain you up to the neck only leaving your head out, you get covered with the soil and a film of cow dung poured over you. Just ensure the beast belong to tour father and not those borrowed from command agriculture they may not be very sympathetic to your cause. Then your father s cattle must be driven over you three times from the east and if you are unscathed at the end of the third sortie indeed you belong but if it happens that some mensurating cow, dispirited ox or overcharged bullock has their hooves over your fontanel then God forbid you real pa may be someone on your ma’s long list of ex’s.

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