Man Fined 5 Cattle, 2 Goats For Snatching Married Woman

A traditional leader in Mashonaland Central province fined a Harare man five cattle and two goats for impregnating a married woman.

Tawanda Gunja (35), was hauled before Chief Masembura’s court after he had an adulterous affair with Francisca Mufandarambwa (45) at Madziwa Teachers College since 2017.


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The illicit affair between the two yielded a child. The woman’s husband, Gerald Dungare (59), an auditor at Bindura Municipality, was customarily married to Gunja.

When quizzed for her actions at the Chief’s court, Mufandarambwa had this to say:

Your Worship, my husband was sexually starving me for a long time since he has a second wife.

Whenever he came to our Chitungwiza home, I would entice him and he would simply ignore me until I thought of finding a young man who could satisfy me. I am no longer with my husband because he ignored me.

In his plea of guilty, Gunja said that Mufandarambwa claimed that she was single when they met. He said:

I admit to impregnating this woman at her Chitungwiza home, but deny that I snatched someone’s wife. We met at her college and she never told me that she was married, that is why I used to go to her Chitungwiza home.

Chief Masembura warned his people against adulterous relationships with married women. Said the chief:

It is a very dangerous game which can cost lives. Therefore, culprits should be judged harshly so that it sends a warning to potential offenders. The cattle and goats are to be paid within two weeks.

More: Newsday

Madziwa Teachers CollegeChitungwizaBindura

Madziwa Teachers College is a teacher training college located in Shamva. Read More About Madziwa Teachers College

Chitungwiza is Zimbabwe's third largest and fastest growing urban centre. Read More About Chitungwiza

Bindura is a Town and District located in Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Bindura

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