: Chipinge nurse in adul­tery storm:

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Luthando Mapepa Chipinge Cor­re­spon­dent

A CHIPINGE Ru­ral District nurse sta­tioned at Mutema Clinic is ru­ing the time she had an af­fair with a mar­ried man af­ter the Civil Court or­dered her to pay $7 000 adul­tery dam­ages.

The nurse, Mu­gove Gumeyi, was last year sued by Ida Ka­mu­loni (38) nee Chan­domba of House Num­ber 4278, medium-den­sity, Chipinge for hav­ing an ex­tra-mar­i­tal af­fair with her hus­band, Try Ka­mu­loni be­fore sir­ing chil­dren to­gether.

Ida Ka­mu­loni proved that she mar­ried Try Ka­mu­loni un­der the Mar­riage Act, Chap­ter 5:11.

Chipinge mag­is­trate, Mr Vuso Ga­para on Jan­uary 2 ruled that Gumeyi should pay $7 000 adul­tery dam­ages with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

“Judge­ment be and is hereby en­tered for plaintiff in the sum of $7 000 with costs,” read part of the judge­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the sum­mons, Ida Ka­mu­loni who is the plaintiff was claim­ing that Gumeyi de­stroyed her mar­riage by be­ing in an adul­ter­ous af­fair with her hus­band.

She claimed that Gumeyi and Try Ka­mu­loni sired three chil­dren out of wed­lock.

“On var­i­ous oc­ca­sion in Chipinge, Mu­gove Gumeyi un­law­fully as­so­ci­ated with my hus­band, Try Ka­mu­loni and en­gaged in an in­ti­mate re­la­tion­ship know­ingly and well aware of our mar­i­tal sta­tus.

“I tried to plead with the de­fen­dant sev­eral times to stop the af­fair, but to no avail. My hus­band left our mat­ri­mo­nial home and re­lo­cated to Mutema area where the de­fen­dant is work­ing.

“Their re­la­tion­ship hurt and im­paired my dig­nity in the com­mu­nity. I also lost love, care of my chil­dren and con­ju­gal rights from my hus­band as a re­sult of this adul­ter­ous re­la­tion­ship. There­fore that is why I claim the pay­ment of $10 000 adul­ter­ous dam­ages,” she claimed.

How­ever, through her at­tor­neys, Gwa­manda Law Firm, Gumeyi (de­fen­dant) dis­missed Ida Ka­mu­loni’s claims and ar­gued that she was mar­ried to Try Ka­mu­loni un­der un­reg­is­tered cus­tom­ary law which was ruled out by Mr Ga­para.

She fur­ther ar­gued that be­fore Ida Ka­mu­loni had up­graded her cus­tom­ary mar­riage through a wed­ding, the de­fen­dant (Gumeyi) was al­ready mar­ried to Try Ka­mu­loni un­der the cus­tom­ary law.

In in­ter­view soon af­ter col­lect­ing her judge­ment, Ka­mu­loni, said: “I am happy with the judge­ment and I hope the world is now view­ing me and my chil­dren in an­other way.

“I am in the process of col­lect­ing gnash­ing or­der pa­pers from the court so that I can re­cover the $7 000 soon­est,” said an elated Ka­mu­loni.

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