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Man Dragged To Court Over A Crime Committed By His Wife

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By Elizabeth Nyaguyo

 

 

 

A Madziva man Sheldon Bvekerwa was dragged to Chief Nyamaropa’s traditional court because he allegedly hid his wife Kudzai Mudekwa after she borrowed a sum of USD300 from a group Internal Saving and lending of money (ISAL).

 

 

 

 

Bvekerwa stood before Chief Nyamaropa because he hid his wife and the fact that he was registered as the next of kin by his wife in a group called Kungwavhangwavha.

 

 

 

 

This issue was reported by four group members who believed that Bvekerwa was aware that his wife borrowed that amount and never returned the money to them.

 

 

 

 

In an interview with Sly Media,Bvekerwa could not denied the fact that he was owing a group Kungwavhangwavha money because he was registered as the next of kin by his wife Mudekwa who then disappeared with the money.

 

 

 

 

“I am aware that l owe these women $300 that was borrowed by my wife and I am going to be the one paying it because she registered my name as the next of kin.

 

 

 

 

“I am looking forward to pay the money even today because I have someone who is owing me so as soon as I get that money I am going to pay a sum of USD100,”he said.

 

 

 

 

 

Bvekerwa denied the fact that he hide his wife because he said that he was also looking for her so that they know how she used the money she borrowed from the group.

 

 

 

“What these women are saying that I hid my wife is not true because I am also looking for her but I am not finding her anywhere I need her to explain to me what she used the money for,” said Bvekerwa.

 

 

 

 

 

One of the members said that even though they wanted to forgive Bvekerwa and his wife for the money but have failed to do so because it was not the first time she borrowed the money and disappeared.

 

 

 

 

“Even though we wanted to forgive this family we cannot chief because this is not the first time we are claiming back the money his wife took from us.

 

 

 

“Initially she borrowed money from us when she wanted to bail her husband from jail then she did not pay in time until we reported her again the same way we did today,” said one group member.

 

 

 

Another woman from the group said that Bvekerwa hid his wife and he is playing with people’s minds.

 

 

 

 

“One morning I saw Bvekerwa and his wife sitting in front of their shop and I changed the road I was using so that they won’t realize that I saw them,” she added.

 

 

 

In giving his verdict Chief Nyamaropa ordered the four women to go and took Bvekerwa’s vehicle so that they sell the car and replace their money.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi