Former Minister of Education Aeneas Chigwedere who is currently embroiled in litigation over witchcraft has been accused of having married a 15 -year old girl after impregnating her. According to Mangwiza, Chigwedere’s son, his mother gave birth to him when she was only 16-years of age, with the former minister having married her when she was aged 15. Mangwiza was responding to his father’ application to have a paternity test carried out to verify if Mangwiza was actually Chigwedere’s biological son.
Said Mangwiza in his court papers
Applicant(Chigwedere) married my mother at the tender age of 15 and she gave birth to me at 16. He even brought a traditional cow during her pregnancy with me to authenticate or thank his in-laws that he had got himself an untarnished, unblemished wife.
I am not opposed to the paternity tests, I only want to make sure proper procedures are taken to safeguard the integrity of this DNA test. National Blood Transfusion Services, I have integrity issues that arise from it being a government-controlled institution, especially that the applicant was once a minister in the government and now chairs the State-controlled Censorship Board.
And with the level of overprotectiveness he has of witchcraft weaponry, he is capable of everything. NBTS can do that service, but I prefer two more independent bodies appointed too. These will be chosen from DNA testing firms worldwide, African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Lancet Laboratories, East DNA Zimbabwe and Global DNA Zimbabwe.