A Roman Catholic priest caused a planned wedding by a Bulawayo couple to be called off after it was discovered that he was dating the bride.
Whatsapp chats between Father Itai Mangenda and Miss Rutendo Mudzingwa were discovered by the would-be bridegroom, McDonald Majaya.
In an interview with the Chronicle, Majaya said:
I discovered that the two were in a relationship since last year and we have been having misunderstandings with my girlfriend over the issue. This is unacceptable, how can a priest who vowed not to marry interfere with my relationship?
I don’t know what to do because right now, I’m really hurt. This is disturbing especially considering that l was putting my all into the relationship and was thinking of paying something (lobola) in April.
When Father Mangenda was contacted for comment, he said that Miss Mudzingwa was only a believer she knew. He said:
I know her as a believer and l once went to their home to visit her sick grandmother. The correct position is that l am not dating her, she is just a friend unless if befriending people has become a crime.