SMALL HOUSE ORDERED TO PAY $6K | A small house has been ordered to pay $6 000 for humiliating her lover’s wife. Ceclia Mashegede of Mashava was cohabiting with a married man about 75 metres from his matrimonial home. The wife, Rumbidzai Zimuto had demanded $10 000 from Mashegede for destroying her marriage.
The court heard that late last year, the plaintiff’s husband Michael Simbe deserted his family and wife to move in with Mashegede. Since the commencement of the illicit union, Zimuoto said her husband had not performed his conjugal duties to her.
Mashegede denied the affair with Simbe saying they interacted as co-tenants at their lodgings. Magistrate, Mr Chineka said the plaintiff had provided enough evidence suggesting that the relationship between Mashegede and Simbe was unusual.
“Also the claims by the defendant that she was not aware that the plaintiff was married are difficult to accept considering the social setting in a mining compound in which they stay. The defendant knew of the marriage and is therefore liable of adultery with the plaintiff’s husband,” Mr Chineka said.