Mafios in adul­tery storm

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Tendai Mu­gabe Harare Bureau

UN­DER fire Zanu-PF Mashona­land Cen­tral provin­cial chair­man Cde Dickson Mafios is in the mid­dle of an adul­tery storm af­ter it emerged that he snatched a Sal­va­tion Army pas­tor’s wife in an il­licit af­fair that has be­come the talk of the province.

The wife, Ed­dies Musi­iwa from Madziwa, was mar­ried to Pas­tor Wis­dom Vhanga, but is now nick­named the “First Lady” of Mashona­land Cen­tral af­ter she was lured by Cde Mafios.

Pas­tor Vhanga and Ms Musi­iwa were mar­ried for 14 years be­fore Cde Mafios used his po­lit­i­cal and fi­nan­cial mus­cle to wreck the man of God’s mar­riage.

In­for­ma­tion at hand shows that Cde Mafios and Ms Musi­iwa ex­changed phone numbers at the fu­neral of Cde Mafios’ mother, af­ter which they started to com­mu­ni­cate be­hind Pas­tor Vhanga’s back.

Pas­tor Vhanga, who is now min­is­ter­ing in the Mup­fure area near Madziwa, con­firmed the story on Thurs­day last week, but re­fused to say much, say­ing his church does not al­low him to talk to the me­dia.

He said the in­ci­dent, which he de­scribed as “emo­tional”, dis­turbed his life to the core and he would never for­get it.

“It’s a true story,” said Pas­tor Vhanga. “It caused a lot of prob­lems in my life, but my church does not al­low me to talk to the press. What I can only say is that it was an emo­tional mo­ment that dis­turbed my life.”

A se­nior mem­ber of the Sal­va­tion Army based in Mt Dar­win Ma­jor Net­sai Matura re­fused to com­ment on the mat­ter.

The story is the topic among many peo­ple around Madziwa area who roundly de­nounced Cde Mafios’ adul­ter­ous be­hav­iour.

In­for­ma­tion gath­ered by our Harare Bureau showed that when Ms Musi­iwa got mar­ried to Cde Mafios, she be­came the third wife as the politi­cian al­ready had two other wives.

Un­for­tu­nately, the first two wives died al­most the same week, leav­ing Ms Musi­iwa as the only of­fi­cial wife to Cde Mafios.

A Zanu-PF district mem­ber in Mashona­land Cen­tral Cde Vin­cent Chiruka nar­rated how Pas­tor Vhanga lost his wife to Cde Mafios.

“From what we know, the wife who is stay­ing with (Cde) Mafios right now was snatched from Pas­tor Vhanga,” he said. “They had been mar­ried for 14 years and they had their wed­ding in the church and I also at­tended that wed­ding.

“Pas­tor Vhanga and Ms Musi­iwa had one child called Makanaka. Af­ter the wife was taken, Pas­tor Vhanga was forced to sign di­vorce pa­pers by Cde Mafios who was ac­com­pa­nied by some bounc­ers at Madziwa Shop­ping Cen­tre.

“Now, he is mov­ing around with that wife at­tend­ing party func­tions and she is ac­tu­ally re­ferred to as the ‘First Lady’ of the province. As a leader of the party, we don’t ex­pect such be­hav­iour.

“We could not say any­thing at the time be­cause they (Cde Mafios and com­pany) would say they were the ones in charge and we could not do any­thing to them.”

A Madziwa res­i­dent who re­fused to be named said: “We are so ashamed by what Cde Mafios did to Pas­tor Vhanga. We want to be­lieve that all the po­lit­i­cal woes that he is now fac­ing are part of re­venge from God for his evil do­ings.

“He ru­ined a young and promis­ing cou­ple sim­ply be­cause he wields po­lit­i­cal power.

“Af­ter snatch­ing the wife, he took her to Harare where he paid rentals for her be­fore re­lo­cat­ing her to Bin­dura,” said the res­i­dent.

Cde Mafios could not be reached for com­ment.

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