Tino Katsande, Siblings Barred From Father’s Funeral By Stepmother
Zim Morning revealed in a news report online that prominent television and radio personality Tino Katsande and her siblings were denied access to attend their late father’s funeral by their stepmother.
Tino Katsande’s father Chief Nyamukohwo real name Samson Katsande was 89 years when he passed on last week after a long illness and he was buried in Mutoko.
According to the Zim Morning report, when the Chief was still alive, a bitter war of inheritance between the late chief’s second wife Dorcas and children from his first marriage has been ragging and it seems it will get worse with the Chief gone.
Dorcas kept the health of the Chief a secret from his children due to the deterioration of their relationship. The relationship was very messy.
Dorcas wanted to stop the children from running the family business which includes at least fifty shops which includes the famous green complex at Murehwa Centre (Mapereke Complex), to an extent that they even took each other to court.
The children kept checking on their father when they heard about his sickness but when he got worse and died, Mbuya Dorcas did not inform them,” says a close source to the family.
Chief Nyamukohwo left a vast business empire which included over 50 shops and properties in Harare, Marondera, Murehwa, and Mutoko.
Dorcas, who is the same age (42) as Tino who was born in 1979 was married after the Chief’s first wife died.
Tino and her siblings are reported to have not liked their stepmother and they blamed her for taking advantage of their father who was suffering from advanced dementia.
Dorcas applied for a peace order against one of Tino’s brothers – Rukariro as a way of fighting back.
“The respondent is ordered not to visit 273 Mutoko, not to approach or visit Chitangazi Clinic Farm, Mapereke Farmer’s shop, Mapereke Children’s Ministries, Chitora Farm and Murewa Complex, read part of the peace order that was granted on 20 June last year.”