‘I CAN’T LEAVE FOR A COIN’
The leader and founder of Light of Life Ministries is at odds with his former wife who is refusing to move out of their matrimonial home for cheap.
Having been married from 2013 to 2016, Apostle Emmanuel Kuvheya, 68, is said to have left his wife Adelynn Madzinga, 43, without any explanation up to date. It is said Kuvheya is seeking for Madzinga’s eviction from their matrimonial home at Kinvarra Estate A, 4 Canvera Road, Mount Hampden without going through appropriate divorce procedures to necessitate equal property sharing.
Madzinga alleges that Kuvheya takes advantage of her chronic health condition to achieve his selfish goals of removing her from the picture without even a single share of what she contributed in his life in the time they stayed as husband and wife.
“It’s been four and half years now since I have been married to Apostle Kuvheya until sometime in 2016 for no apparent reason that he decided to leave our matrimonial home.
“I found him already in occupation of the farm but there was no production there. I worked very hard to bring production.
“I then decided to contact a certain white farmer to come in for a joint venture which has been successful until this date with Kuvheya making a luxurious lifestyle out of it.
“From the year 2015 when we engaged that man, my husband has receipted a total sum of US$120 000, but I never enjoyed any single cent from it,” she said.
“He took all the money directing it to his church saying the Lord has ordered the purchase of some church equipment.
“He wouldn’t pay farm workers nor does he buy farm equipment.”
She narrated how Kuvheya’s move has worsened her health condition.
“I am an official patient of the Annex Psychiatric hospital as I suffer from classic migraine depression and chronic headaches that may last up to two days each time they occur.
“Despite all that, he would assault and exercise emotional and verbal abuse on me.
“He could not buy me tablets needed for me to calm down in the event that I get high. I do have with me medical reports from my doctor which supports my claims,” she said.
Contacted for comment, Kuvheya denied the allegations made saying he has since separated with the claimant on the day he rushed her to hospital after her suicide attempt.
“I’m no longer married to her anymore; she has one story but she is making up hundreds out of it.
“I faced a lot of difficulties in our union as the applicant failed to perform her duties as a wife. She never cooked, took undisclosed medication and slept the whole day.
“One thing which led me to divorce her is that for the four years I have been married to her, she never disclosed to me that she was a psychiatric patient,” said Kuvheya.
Kuvheya also opened up on what led to him to leave Madzinga.
“I went and paid lobola for her but not even a single relative of hers bothered informing me of her mental illness.
“The case was made known to me on the 23rd of November 2016 when I rushed her to Annex at Harare Central Hospital where they then referred us to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after she took an overdose of tablets in suicide attempt.
“Upon arrival at Parirenyatwa Hospital, some doctors identified her quickly and notified me that they recall her from a 2008 incident where she was again admitted after she took 120 tablets.
“That was my cause of action which saw me leaving the house in fear for my life.
“Living with someone who is not afraid of taking her life is frightful since it’s highly possible that she can kill me also.”
“She is just a bitter person trying to tarnish my image.
“The customary law union was however terminated by the handing over of a token of divorce to her father but to my surprise she is still referring to me as her husband.
“I’m not opposed to the idea of property sharing but I have a query on her demands for a 50 percent share of the farm.
“She found me in possession of that farm and does not hold any right to claiming shares. At the end, the truth shall prevail. I know my God will fight for me.”