Se­cret let­ter ex­poses cheat

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Cyn­thia Dube

A WOMAN from Pu­mula North sub­urb in Bu­l­awayo lost a bid to claim main­te­nance when her ex-hus­band pro­duced a se­cret let­ter in court in which she had di­vulged that he was not the fa­ther of her baby as she was im­preg­nated by her former boss.

Ms San­dra Pande dragged Nor­ton po­lice of­fi­cer Sim­barashe Kaun­dik­iza to court seek­ing $124 per month as main­te­nance for the up­keep of her 10-mon­thold baby.

She claimed that Kaun­dik­iza was the fa­ther of her child, and wanted money for food, clothes and med­i­cal at­ten­tion since he had chased her out of his house.

When main­te­nance court mag­is­trate Mr Manasa Musi­iwa asked the po­lice of­fi­cer why he was not look­ing af­ter his child, Kaun­dik­iza said he dis­cov­ered that he was not the fa­ther af­ter main­tain­ing the child for five months.

“I have been tak­ing care of the child but l al­ways won­dered why my ex-wife had a se­cret bag that she was al­ways hid­ing from me.

“One day when she went to visit her fam­ily, l opened the bag and dis­cov­ered a let­ter in which she wrote that her baby be­longed to her boss where she used to be a maid be­fore mov­ing in with me,” said the po­lice of­fi­cer, hand­ing over the let­ter to the mag­is­trate.

“The let­ter said that she fell in love with me while she was one month preg­nant and the baby be­longed to (name with­held) who raped and in­fected her with the HIV virus.”

Kaun­dik­iza said he was frus­trated and chased her out of his house with­out telling her that he knew about her se­cret let­ter.

The mag­is­trate handed over the let­ter to Ms Pande who was shak­ing. She did not deny that she wrote the let­ter.

Mr Musi­iwa then dis­missed the main­te­nance ap­pli­ca­tion. — @cyn­thi­amthembo1

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