A Kuwadzana man has been fined over false marriage promises he made to his Murehwa girlfriend in a case that left tongues wagging.
On 25 November 2023, Eunice Hunda dragged her boyfriend Mugwagwa Gumunyu who hails from Kuwadzana, 6 before Chief Nheweyembwa in Murehwa. She demanded that he compensate her after he falsely promised to marry her.
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H-Metro reported that Eunice is a security guard at a local shipping logistical company where Mugwagwa is a manager. The two hooked up at work and got into a relationship, even though Mugwagwa had a wife.
When Mugwagwa courted Eunice, he lied to her that he was single and had divorced his wife. Their relationship blossomed for years, so much so that Eunice gave Mugwagwa over US$2000 during the course of their relationship.
One day, Eunice heard from two female workmates that Mugwagwa had also promised to marry them and reneged. The two other women even confronted the manager.
Man In Trouble Over False Marriage Promises
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Kuwadzana Man Fined Over False Marriage Promises [Image: Insurance Age]
After figuring out that her relationship with Mugwagwa was a ruse, Eunice took the matter to Chief Nheweyembwa. When he appeared before the Chief, Mugwagwa probed why he was appearing in Murehwa when he comes from Masvingo.
The Chief was offended by this and charged Mugwagwa with contempt of court. Chief Nheweyembwa quipped:
“Tinodakuziva kuti iwe Mugwagwa Gumunyu wekuMasvingo wakatenderwa nani kubva Masvingo kuuya kuzodanana nemwanasikana wekwa Murehwa uchisiya veMasvingo. Mubvunzo wako ndewekushora dare nekudaro unofanira kuripa nembudzi.”
Afterwards, Chief Nheweyembwa fined Mugwagwa US$500 for promising to marry Eunice and not fulfilling it.
As soon as the court proceedings were over, Mugwagwa Gumunyu dumped Eunice and ended their little romance. Eunice Hunda confirmed to H-Metro:
“Hanzi hushamwari hwedu hwaperera pano nekuti aripiswa namambo.”
Mugwagwa was too sore and refused to comment on the case to the media.